S2,EP20: Nigeria's 3D print revolution, Gambia combats kidney disease & Kenya's elephant issues

S2,EP20: Nigeria's 3D print revolution, Gambia combats kidney disease & Kenya's elephant issues

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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 Lagos, a 3D print studio is aiding Nigerian manufacturers; one Gambian ex-footballer is sounding the alarm on the spike in kidney disease; and in Kenya, trying to prevent elephant invasions on farms. And don't miss an RFI exclusive on an Ivorian reggae recording artist.

For this week’s podcast, Lagos correspondent Samuel Okocha sits down with Akinwole Akinpelu, engineer and founder of Stampar3D studio. He also talks to Fadil Ojifinni, engineering student at the University of Lagos.

From the Gambia, reporter Sally Jeng speaks to former footballer John Bass, founder of the John Bass Kidney Foundation, who is promoting kidney disease awareness along with his kidney donor, Vincent Mendy. She talks to kidney specialist Dr. Babucarr Jagne, and Maire Jatta, a nurse in the dialysis unit at Banjul's main referral hospital.

Kenya correspondent Victor Moturi speaks to farmers Douglas Bolton, Francis Kamau, and Alice Mukami about how elephants cause a lot of damage to farmers. John Mundia, a village elder at Mathira sublocation, talks about one solution his community has been happy with in keeping the elephants away. He sits down with Space for Giants wild animal charity officials Sammy Githui, a human wildlife co-existence manager, and Redemptory Njeri, a data coordinator there.

Music this week is an exclusive look at Ivorian reggae artist Tom D Genese and his song, "Paradoxes" coming out this Fall. But listen to it here now, and check out our video of Genese, in his own words.

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Africa Calling is produced by Radio France Internationale. Editor and host, Laura-Angela Bagnetto, sound editing by Cécile Pompeani, Nicolas Doreau and Thibault Baduel.

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