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Fighting corruption through music in Sierra Leone

Jamie Hitchen interviewed Sierra-Leonean singer Emmerson Bockarieon on his country, its corruption problem and the role music can play in raising awareness and changing attitudes

Kenya: Traditional Medicine and the Law

Professor John Harrington discusses how in Kenya after decades of repression, authorities are now actively seeking to modernise traditional medicine . He also highlights challenges in regulating and protecting intellectual property rights of those practising traditional medicine.

Whodunnit in Southern Africa

Thrillers offer complex insights into how authors and readers may understand the present, and imagine the future. This is seldom recognised by journalists, academics and other commentators.

Africa through my television

Michael Holden argues that by depicting resourcefulness and the precarious nature of everyday urban life, the BBC series “Welcome to Lagos” underscored the commonality of human experience.