Are borders holding Africa back?

With guests
Kah Walla, Mutemi Wa Kiama, Samba Bathily

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Is it time to rethink red lines on maps?


Africa has 83,000km of land borders. Many of these borders are a colonial hangover: arbitrarily drawn, ignoring geography, ethnic groups and political entities. But the Pan African dream of iconic presidents like Kwame Nkrumah and Thomas Sankara has yet to materialise.

In this week’s episode we ask is it time to rethink red lines on maps? Or do we need to concentrate on dismantling diff...

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