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Pre Zimbabwe Elections

The latest in South Sudan: the United Nations Security Council have placed an arms embargo on South Sudan in an effort to reduce the impact of the infighting on civilians. This comes after years of deliberations by the UN-Security Council about the volatile country. The genesis of the war emanates from the accusations by President Salva Kiir that his deputy Riek Machar was plotting a coup, these claiming thousands of lives.
To help us unpack the problems in the war stricken country, we are joined by:
1. Dr William Mpofu Political Analyst
2. Dr Ibbo Mandaza Political Analyst
3. Simon Muchemwa Channel Africa Correspondent: Zimbabwe
4. Mr Utoile Salaigwana Chief Electoral Officer Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

Africa Innovation Dialogue

The aim of the event is to provide a platform for stakeholders to dialogue, while also aiming to serve as a catalyst for the emergence of coalitions to mobilise for actions. Over 600 innovation submissions were received from 44 African countries, including Morocco, Tunisia, Gambia, Egypt, Lesotho to name a few with the majority being submitted from Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and Tanzania. The focus was on innovators who are tackling the challenges in Water and Sanitation, Food Security, and Agriculture, Healthcare, Governance and Energy.
To help us unpack the discussion for the day, we are joined by:
• Tracey Webster is the CEO of Enterprise Room (partner of the Africa Innovation Summit or AIS).
• Clement Mokoenene is one of the AIS innovators for 2018 from South Africa.
• Dr Olugbenga Adesida is the Director of the AIS based in Rwanda.

Nelson Mandela International Day

South Africa is a hive of activity as celebrations get underway to marks the centenary of the country's former president, Nelson Mandela. Mandela's politics were shaped within the oldest liberation movement, the African National Congress. South Africans are being encouraged to do a good deed for at least 67 minutes today or contribute financially to a good cause in honour of former President Nelson Mandela. Birthday wishes are already pouring in on social media as the world remembers Madiba's legacy of goodwill and kindness. Mandela would have turned 100-years- today. Channel Africa is playing its part to do 67 minutes of sweeping the streets of Johannesburg clean.
African Dialogue is there and to help us expand on Mandela Day we have

Herman Moshaba – Executive Mayor of Johannesburg

Ntombi Khumalo – Johannesburg MMC for Group Corporate and Shared Services -

Sigi Olonada – Member of City of Johannesburg’s Migrant Help Desk

South Sudan Situation

The United Nations Security Council has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan through a U.S.-drafted resolution that expresses deep concern at the failures of the country's leaders to bring an end to hostilities there. An earlier resolution adopted in May threatened an arms embargo and target sanctions if the UN reported by June 30th that fighting had not ended. In a letter to the Council on June 29th, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that there had been credible reports of fighting and continued serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.

To help us unpack the problems in the war stricken country, we are joined by:
• John Hursh is Associate Director of Research at the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law and Senior Managing Editor of International Law Studies.

• Dr Martin Rupiya Executive DirectorThe African Public Policy & Research Institute

• Dr Joan Nyanyuki International Director: East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes.
Amnesty International

President Cyril Ramaphosa's Three States Visit

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has managed to secure 20 billion US dollars’ worth of new investment for the country from the Middle East and got a further commitment of 10 billion US dollars for investment in the energy sector from Saudi Arabia. Ramaphosa was on a three nation tour last week; he visited Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The countries have committed to strengthening bilateral relations across fields such as trade, mining and tourism.

To help us unpack the discussion for the day, we are joined by:

• Chris Vandome is a Research Associate for the Africa Programme at Chatham House

• Liesl Louw-Vaudran is a consultant on Nigeria for the Institute for Security Studies

• Ebrahim Deen is a Senior Researcher at the Afro-Middle East Centre

Lilliesleaf Farm Special Broadcast

In a few days, South Africa and the world will commemorate the 100 years since the birth of international icon Nelson Mandela. South Africa holds many historical sites that reflect it’s dark yet rich history, Channel Africa visited Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia – a chapter of our history that would soon lead to the world casting its eyes on the apartheid struggle. To help us look at the history of Lilliesleaf we have :
• George Bizos, who represented Walter Sisulu and Nelson Mandela in both Treason and Rivonia Trial. He appeared in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission representing families of killed heroes of South Africa's liberation struggle.

• Sir Nicholas Wolpe, CEO of Liliesleaf and the son of Harold Wolpe, who was arrested soon after the police raid on Liliesleaf.

Traditional Leaders in a Democratic Society

In a democratic society, the observance of chieftaincy faces many problems in which one of the key issues relates to chieftaincy operating on principles that aren’t aligned to democratic ideas and values. A chief is not elected into office by popular vote, but through lineage, and is thus in office for life. The system is largely patriarchal and has most of the time excluded women from the office, and supports customary laws that are oppressive to women. In such a system there is a lack of representation and downward accountability. Now recently in South Africa there have been tensions between the government and Zulu King Zwelithini Zulu regarding the land debate. We further saw President Cyril Ramaphosa saying the government plans not to take land belonging to the zulu kingdom. So today we ask just how powerful kings and queens in a democracy like South Africa’s are.

To help us answer those questions we are joined by:

1. Adv Sabelo Sibanda Founder The School of African Awareness & Ama-Africa Aqotho

2. Zolani Mkiva Secretary General CONTRALESA

3. Prince Hlabezulu Khumalo

The cost of fuel and it's impact on society

Hundreds of workers on Norwegian offshore oil and gas rigs went on strike today after rejecting a proposed wage deal, leading to the shutdown of one Shell-operated oilfield and helping to send Brent crude prices higher. Shortly after a midnight deadline passed, a state-appointed mediator said talks between two trade unions were taking place. US oil prices today have risen due to a concern over potential short supply, however the US president Donald Trump threatened to reduce oil exports from the world’s biggest producer, Iran, due to the fact they resist other big producers to pump more oil. In response to this, Saudi Arabia's King Salman has agreed to Trump’s request to increase oil output "maybe up to" two million barrels.

To look at how the oil price works internationally and how it affects me and you we are joined by:

• Lukman Otunuga, Research Analyst at FXT

• Dawie Roodt, chief economist at Efficient Group,

• Layton Beard, spokesperson of Automobile Association,

European Union Migration Solution

Some European Union countries have promised to take in migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea to alleviate the burden on Italy and Greece, but the details remained unclear. According to media reports, in an effort to avoid a chaotic situation, leaders agreed there should be “a shared effort”, but “only on a voluntary basis”. Countries will take in rescued migrants and establish processing centres to assess asylum claims on their soil. EU leaders called for migrant processing centres in North African countries such as Algeria, Egypt and Libya.

To help us unpack the discussion for the day, we are joined by:

• Mienke Steytler (in studio) The Media and Digital Content Officer at Amnesty International South Africa

• Leon Isaacson is the managing director for Global Migration South Africa

Africa's poor showing in the FIFA World Cup

5 African soccer team teams made it to the World Cup and all of them have been eliminated just days before the quarter finals. Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and Egypt will watch the remainder of the game at home. It’s safe to say it was not an easy competition for the teams. According to reports only three African teams have made it to the World Cup quarter finals; Cameroon in 1990 in Italy, Senegal in 2002 during their World Cup debut in South Korea and Japan, and Ghana in 2010 in South Africa. But, why is that the continent’s soccer development is not reaching that of world class as yet? Is it almost expected that they will never win the World Cup and what can be done to improve their skills etc?
To help us answer those questions we are joined by:
• Tiyani waka Mabasa, Sports analyst
• Duane Dell'Oca SABC sports commentator
• Thabisa Ntema, co-presenter

The Land Question in South Africa

Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Review is moving around the country in a quest to get public opinion on the amendments of the constitution’s section 25 known as the “property clause”. An Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) motion was successfully passed with the ANC’s backing and a parliamentary process is now under way to consider a review of Section 25 of the Constitution. Although the Constitution already allows for land expropriation without compensation on the basis that it is “just and equitable”, if there is a change, it will be the first time an amendment has been made to the Bill of Rights. To help us unpack the debate:

1. Vincent Smith who is the Co-Chair of the Constitutional Review Committee

2. Nompumelelo Seme Attorney & Lecturer: Property Law Wits School of Law

3. Barend Uys Deputy CEO Community Affairs Afri-Forum

4. Zanele Lwana, Deputy President of Black First Land First

AU Summit Review

Twenty-two African leaders have gathered in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott for the 31st summit of the African Union. The summit, which is hosted by Mauritania for the first time, is being held amid tight security measures. Security in the Sahel region and the Western Sahara conflict between Morocco and the Polisario Front are some of the issues high on the agenda. Talks are also expected to focus on the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic, illegal immigration and coordination on fighting organized crime.
To help us answer that question we are joined on the line by:
• Gustavo De Carvalho Senior researcher (Peace operations and peacebuilding)Institute for Security Studies
• Talkmore Chidede, researcher at Tralac,

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