Cyclone exacerbates problems for Africa’s biggest power company
Mar 20, 2019

Cyclone exacerbates problems for Africa’s biggest power company

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From the BBC World Service… South Africa is in its fifth day of severe power cuts , impacting everything from traffic lights, to water systems, and emergency services. That's as effects of a cyclone in Mozambique add more pressure to an already aging infrastructure suffering from a decade of mismanagement. Then, Taiwan requests new F-16 fighter jets from the U.S. But that could cause ructions in the ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China. Then, as the Brexit clock continues its countdown, we take a look why the Irish border has become such a sticking point in the negotiation process, and how future trade with the U.K. and the E.U. could work.

Today's show is sponsored by WordPress, Brother Printers and Panopto.


From the BBC World Service… South Africa is in its fifth day of severe power cuts , impacting everything from traffic lights, to water systems, and emergency services. That’s as effects of a cyclone in Mozambique add more pressure to an already aging infrastructure suffering from a decade of mismanagement. Then, Taiwan requests new F-16 fighter jets from the U.S. But that could cause ructions in the ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China. Then, as the Brexit clock continues its countdown, we take a look why the Irish border has become such a sticking point in the negotiation process, and how future trade with the U.K. and the E.U. could work.

Today’s show is sponsored by WordPress, Brother Printers and Panopto.

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director