ctrp344 The Effects of the World Cup on South Africa

MP3 Audio [11 MB]DownloadShow URL After all the glamour and hoopla surround the World Cup in South Africa, what about the actual costs and benefits of such an event for South Africa. The construction of massive new stadiums, the infrastructure projects, the tourism… was it everything people hoped? Was it everything FIFA promised? Where did […]

ctrp306 Videojournalist in Somalia

MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow URL As Somalia struggles to exist amidst what is a never ending power struggle, it is rare to have a reporter filing stories from the inside. Ruud Elmendorp is a rare example and someone that has been doing it for several years now. He joins me today to discuss what is […]

ctrp303 Blogging, Development, and Africa

MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow URL In all the excitement of my trip to Istanbul last month, I failed to post 2 podcasts I recording during my time at the Re:publica conference in Berlin. So at long last I’m starting with this first interview with my friend Geraldine who has worked in a development corporation for […]

Engagement Over Isolation

Well my dear Portugal has taken over the EU presidency, and there is quite a buzz about their inviting Zimbabwe’s elected dictator Robert Mugabe to the upcoming Africa summit. The UK and associated countries are upset, since there has been an ongoing travel ban on him and members of his government. Portugal is reportedly doing […]