Despite being indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for inciting post-2007 election violence in Kenya, Uhuro Kenyatta and William Ruto are running for the Kenyan presidency next year. This week’s Bridges with Africa reports on their controversial candidacy, brings you music from the Brothers in Bamako and learns how villagers in Sierra Leone are moving beyond their blood diamond past.
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What does the ICC think about the Kenyatta-Ruto ticket? Phakiso Mochochoko from the Office of the Prosecutor speaks from The Hague.
There’s general skepticism of the ICC in Africa, says Phil Clark. The University of London lecturer in international politics gives his analysis of the Kenyatta-Ruto ticket.
Brothers in Bamako are African American guitarist Eric Bibb and Malian guitarist Habib Koité. Here we hear about their instant fraternal click and sample some of the synergetic strumming.
As blood diamonds become more and more passé worldwide, Sierra Leone tries to leave its gory past behind. Listen to how some communities are turning former diamond mining fields into farmland.
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