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The men in Blue Helmets in Africa. Who are they?

China’s growing presence and influence in international politics is particularly evident in Africa, but while this relationship has previously been predominantly economic China’s role on the continent is continuously increasing in the political and...

Talk Africa: Burundi Presidential Problems

After weeks of protest against Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for another term as president, military officials took advantage of his absence this week and attempted a military coup. Reports indicate that Nkurunziza is now back...

Paul Kagame: Is he Africa’s most visionary leader?

Tony Blair called him “a visionary leader” and according to Bill Clinton he’s “one of the greatest leaders of our time”: Paul Kagame has helped steer Rwanda out of the shadow of genocide to...

Is South Africa really the “Rainbow” Nation?

In the wake of xenophobic attacks Is South Africa really the "Rainbow"? This is the question most are asking following the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Join Beatrice Marshal as she digs deep into the root...

Talk Africa – Chibok girls, one year on.

There is still no word on the location or wellbeing of the girls, and as citizens around the world gathered to honour them, many Nigerian families are still hoping and praying for their safe...

Talk Africa: After Garissa Attack

As the country is once again forced to band together in mourning, Kenyans have again raised their concerns over how security threats are being dealt with. Can Al Shabaab be contained, and what will...

Talk Africa: The Youth Factor in Nigerian Elections

Nigeria's youth vote is likely to have a huge influence on this year's election. Almost one-fifth of the voters made their mark for the first time. For many of them, the election came down...

Talk Africa: Africa in 2014

A year in review: Talk Africa focuses on key events that made headlines in 2014 and what lies ahead for Africa in 2015. Join CCTV's Beatrice Marshall on the discussion.

Africa Rising

We hear a lot these days about “Africa Rising” – and with good reason. The region is growing at a record rate, with six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies in the last...

Talk Africa: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

The Multi-million dollar Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam is Africa's biggest hydro-project and the world's ninth largest. The dam is being constructed on the River Nile. A deal over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam remains elusive. There...