The ARC Insider
The ARC Insider, Episode 22: Fist fights, oil rights and the biggest shake up in Nigeria’s energy sector in a generation.

The ARC Insider, Episode 22: Fist fights, oil rights and the biggest shake up in Nigeria’s energy sector in a generation.

February 10, 2021
Fist fights oil rights and the biggest shake up in Nigeria's energy sector in a generation.
 
Join Karen Allen and Tara O'Connor in conversation with Energy Analyst Najim Animashaun on why it has taken more than a decade to get new legislation in place to break up the state owned petroleum giant.

 

The ARC Insider, Episode 21: Goodbye, Mr Trump - back to the business of Africa

The ARC Insider, Episode 21: Goodbye, Mr Trump - back to the business of Africa

January 25, 2021

Karen Allen and Tara O’Connor discuss key socio-political events from across the African continent from Uganda’s election to the impact the rollout of vaccines against Covid-19 could have on African economies. 

This week, Karen and Tara are joined by Benjamin Haley, partner in the Johannesburg office of Covington & Burling. Ben shares his insights on the impact of the US presidential election on Africa, the African companies going global and where to draw the line on client entertaining...

The ARC Insider, Episode 20: Food for Thought - How Digitisation is Disrupting Food Distribution in Kenya

The ARC Insider, Episode 20: Food for Thought - How Digitisation is Disrupting Food Distribution in Kenya

December 23, 2020

For the last episode of the year, Tara and Karen give a whistle-stop tour of current news stories from across Africa. This week’s guest is a dynamic man from the world of food. A former East African Coca-Cola executive voted among the top 100 business leaders in Africa by Forbes Afrique, Peter Njonjo is the founder of Twiga Foods, the Kenya business-to-business food distribution platform which is disrupting the way small store holders in cities like Nairobi access produce from farms, bypassing the middleman and using the latest digital technology to force prices down.

The ARC Insider, Episode 19: “Getting stuff done” in Nigeria’s tech sector. In conversation with Maya Horgan Famodu, Nigeria’s award winning entrepreneur venture capitalist

The ARC Insider, Episode 19: “Getting stuff done” in Nigeria’s tech sector. In conversation with Maya Horgan Famodu, Nigeria’s award winning entrepreneur venture capitalist

December 7, 2020

This week Tara O'Connor and Karen Allen speak with Nigeria’s award winning entrepreneur venture capitalist Maya Horgan Famodu.

Maya's talent spotting led to an early investment in Paystack, now the subject of a $200m buyout.

 

‘Tis the season to be voting… In conversation with Todd Moss, former US Deputy Assistant Head of State for Africa

‘Tis the season to be voting… In conversation with Todd Moss, former US Deputy Assistant Head of State for Africa

November 15, 2020

This week Karen Allen and Tara O'Connor cover elections inside and outside of Africa with a particular focus on how the US election results might impact US-Africa relations. They are joined by Todd Moss, the former US Deputy Assistant Head of State for Africa and diplomatic thriller writer. 

The ARC Insider, Episode 17 - The science of survival

The ARC Insider, Episode 17 - The science of survival

October 9, 2020

The science of survival -  Epidemiologist and Philosopher Alex Broadbent makes a return visit to The Arc Insider to offer Africa's scorecard on managing the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Join this and our regular canter through African current affairs in The Arc Insider 17.

The ARC Insider, Episode 16 - It takes two to tango - in conversation with Lord Peter Hain

The ARC Insider, Episode 16 - It takes two to tango - in conversation with Lord Peter Hain

September 14, 2020

This week, Tara O'Connor and Karen Allen are joined by Lord Peter Hain; they discuss corporate corruption in Africa, his involvement in the Zondo Commission and the inspiration for his latest thriller on dirty money and Rhinos - The Rhino Conspiracy. 

 

The ARC Insider, Episode 15 - Greed in the time of corona and fixing the world or fixing the party

The ARC Insider, Episode 15 - Greed in the time of corona and fixing the world or fixing the party

August 27, 2020
This week Karen Allen and Tara O'Connor are joined by Ferial Haffajee - one of Africa's most formidable journalists. Ferial talks about greed and corruption in the time of corona. 
The ARC Insider, Episode 14 - Zimbabwe - Still Backsliding. Life in the time of Corona

The ARC Insider, Episode 14 - Zimbabwe - Still Backsliding. Life in the time of Corona

August 14, 2020

Zimbabwe has been at the forefront of the news with the arrest of prominent journalists, figures from the world of literature and other opposition voices as the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa tries to clamp down on opposition.

On this week's podcast, Karen and Tara discuss Zimbabwe’s economic and humanitarian crisis with Dewa Mavhinga. Dewa is a long time human rights advocate and Southern Africa Director with the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch.

 

The ARC Insider, Episode 13 - Behind the scenes of Queen Sono - the spy who is kicking ass in Africa’s TV industry

The ARC Insider, Episode 13 - Behind the scenes of Queen Sono - the spy who is kicking ass in Africa’s TV industry

August 14, 2020

This week Karen Allen and Tara O'Connor have  prized the producers of Queen Sono away from their script writing to join them on the ARC Insider. Tamsin Anderson and Kagiso Lediga take us behind the scenes of the spy series that has taken the continent by storm.

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