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Thursday 21 August  

Africa in Progress - Radio show: Is African time delaying your dreams?

On air: 21 February 2013 8:00 - 28 February 2013 23:55 (Photo: samratm/Flickr)

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Some say that a tendency to turn up late to appointments and needlessly prolong projects is a quintessential African trait that is contributing to under-development on the continent. Critics suggest that African time, as they call it, may even prevent fellow Africans from fulfilling their dreams.

In this edition of Africa in Progress, we ask whether that pace of life should be sped up and, if so, how. We also speak with Africans who adjust their internal clocks according to other cultural expectations. This show was originally published on our website on 27 June 2011.

Guests: Foley Ekwe Maxim (Togo)
James Mbachiantim (Nigeria)
Irene Morethi (Kenya)
Terfa Toryem (Nigeria)

Producer: King James Yiye (Nigeria) with contributions from Winnie Onyimbo (Kenya)

Duration: 28’05

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