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Rendezvous Africa with Zeinab Badawi.

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Rendezvous Africa with Zeinab Badawi. A special series of Rendezvous coming from Arusha, Tanzania, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. Zeinab talks to prominent Africans from the world of politics, business and culture. Hear their frank and surprising conversation here on BBC World News TV at these times:

Programme 1:
Saturday 16th June
0130GMT and 0830GMT
Sunday 17th June
1430GMT and 2030GMT

In the first of a special series from Arusha in Tanzania, Zeinab Badawi talks to Nigeria’s Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Emmanuel Katongole, prominent Ugandan entrepreneur and award-winning Zimbabwean writer Noviolet Bulawayo. Is Africa getting a fair deal globally?

Programme 2:
Saturday 23rd June
0130GMT and 0830GMT
Sunday 24th June
1430GMT and 2030GMT

Zeinab Badawi talks to Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Tendai Biti about the reality of being in power. With Senegalese human rights activist Alioune Tine and Kenyan environmental campaigner Ikal Angelei, they discuss whether African leaders are at last being held to account by their people.

Programme 3:
Saturday 30th June
0130GMT and 0830GMT
Sunday 1st July
1430GMT and 2030GMT

Zeinab Badawi talks to President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast on how he’s trying to unite his divided country. Also Congolese film maker Djo Munga and South Sudanese singer and peace activist Mary Boyoi, on peace building in fragile states.

Programme 4:
Saturday 7th July
0130GMT and 0830GMT
Sunday 8th July
1430GMT and 2030GMT

Zeinab Badawi asks if Africa respects its women. She talks to veteran Nollywood star Joke Silva, South African ANC activist Maropene Ntuli and Nigerian fashion designer Deola Sagoe about whether Africa is the toughest place to live as a woman.

Programme 5:
Saturday 14th July
0130GMT and 0830GMT
Sunday 15th July
1430GMT and 2030GMT

Zeinab Badawi talks to Botswana’s former president Festus Mogae, Eleni Gabre-Mahdin, who set up Ethiopia’s Commodities Exchange and  Cameroonian-born banker Ebenezer Essoka. Can business deliver both prosperity and fairness for Africans?

Programme 6:
Saturday 21st July
0130GMT and 0830GMT
Sunday 22nd July
1430GMT and 2030GMT

Zeinab Badawi talks to Kenyan businesswoman Isis Nyong’o, Somali money transfer tycoon Abdirashid Duale and Ghanaian economist and elder statesman Donkor Fodwor. From Afro-pessimism to Afro-euphoria, is Africa the future?
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  1. How can I get a copy of my interview with Zainab in Arusha.
    Ajoke Silva

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