The East Africa Today Podcast

Welcome to the East Africa Today podcast series. This podcast is a creative way to engage with East African constituents as well as those who are interested in the region. Each episode will see an influential East African, be it a politician, policy-maker, activist, economist and entrepreneur discuss interesting trends and dynamics that are shaping the region and beyond. 

Pilot episode
Episode 1
Episode 2

Episode 3
Interview with Hadeel Ibrahim, Director of Strategy and External Relations of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation 

Episode 4
Interview with Omar Mohammed, Senior Producer of Haba na Haba of the BBC Kiswahili Service  

Episode 5
Interview with Aida Kiangi, Action Aid International Country Director for Tanzania

Episode 6
Interview with Abby Plaatjes, Radio Presenter on Tanzania's 102.5 Choice FM and Founder of Black Ice PR

Episode 7
Interview with Semhar Araia, Founder and Executive Director of the Diaspora African Women's Network (DAWN)

Episode 8
Interview with Abdullahi Boru, Horn of Africa Analyst with the International Crisis Group 

Episode 9
Interview with Elsie Eyakuze, Blogger of the Mikocheni Report and columnist for The East African

Episode 10
Interview with Nathan Chiume, Compliance Officer and Manager at Deutsche Bank

Episode 11
Interview with Vanessa Mdee, Radio Presenter on Tanzania's 102.5 Choice FM and Presenter on MTV Base

Episode 12
Interview with Abdullah Mwinyi, Member of Parliament of the East African Legislative Assembly

Episode 13
Interview with Maria Sarungi Tsehai, Director of Productions at Compass Communications Ltd. and Miss Universe Tanzania National Director

Episode 14
Interview with Zitto Kabwe, Tanzania Member of Parliament representing Kigoma North and Shadow Finance Minister

Episode 15
Interview with Charles Onyango Obbo, Columnist and Executive Editor for the Africa and Digital Media Division at the Nation Media Group

Episode 16
Interview with Teddy Ruge Co-Founder of Project Diaspora and HiveColab

Episode 17
Interview with Yaba Blay, Assistant Teaching Professor of Africana Studies at Drexel University 

Episode 18
Interview with Sam Mwale, Former Principal Administrative Secretary, Office of the President

Episode 19
Interview with Modesta L. Mahiga, Group Managing Director of Professional Approach Group

Episode 20
Interview with Geci Karuri Sebina, Executive Director for Programmes, South African Cities Network

Episode 21
Interview with Terfa Hemen & Idayat Hassan, Centre for Democratic Development 

Episode 22
Interview with Solome Lemma, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Africans in the Diaspora 

Episode 23
Interview with Mkuki Bgoya, Creative Director of Spearhead and Mkuki na Nyota Publishers

Episode 24
Interview with Omari Issa, Former CEO of The Investment Climate Facility for Africa 

Episode 25
Interview with Manzi Rwegasira, CEO and Co-Founder of Zoop Limited 

Episode 26
Interview with Salim Ahmed Salim, Former Prime Minister of Tanzania and OAU Secretary General 

Episode 27
Interview with Elvis Mushi, Lead Researcher of Sauti za Wananchi, Twaweza