S2,EP16: Kenya's waste-pickers, Cameroon's rising prices, and Uganda's antibiotic problem

S2,EP16: Kenya's waste-pickers, Cameroon's rising prices, and Uganda's antibiotic problem

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About this episode

This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you audio-rich stories and voices from the African continent with our African correspondents. In Kenya, waste-pickers in Nairobi are worried about their livelihoods as politicians discuss a new dump site; Ugandan consumers are misusing antibiotics, which has had a knock-on effect for the country and beyond; and in Bamenda, Cameroon, consumers are having a hard time making ends meet as a result of the anglophone crisis, Covid-19 and the Ukraine war.

For this week’s podcast, Kenya correspondent Ayub Mwangi talks to waste-pickers Peter Shiraku Wambu, Benjamin Muema and Sharon Atieno as well as Chrispine Bolo, a local community elder. He interviews Tobias Ochieng, a member of the Dandora Nyuma Kumi initiative that takes care of community policing within the Dandora estate. Kenneth Lukati, programmes officer of the healthy eating NGO Passion Food Safety also speaks to Africa Calling.

On the streets and markets in Bamenda, Cameroon correspondent Sylvie Yukfu interviews market shoppers Dorothy Ngu, Elvis Muluh, and Laura Ngwa. She also speaks to Abel Ghogomu, a local government authority in charge of trade in the region.

And Ugandan correspondent Namale Hajara Shahista interviews pharmacy clerks Sara Birungi and Esther Makoka. At Makerere University, she speaks to Dr Hakim Ssendagire, a specialist in drug resistance, and Dr Sabrina Kitaka, a paediatric infectious diseases specialist. She interviews Abiazz Rwamwiiri, the National Drug Authority spokesperson.


Groove to the music in this episode by Pierre Kwenders, selected by music maven Alison Hird.

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