Abdi in Kenya and Venessa in the US are your hosts for the blank page this weekend. We have some special programmes from South Africa next week ahead of Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday on Friday 18th July, but still lots of time to talk about what you want to discuss…..take it away Abdi and Venessa………
Archive for July 11th, 2008
The short answer if you look at the law in Tanzania is 18. But the reality is very different. Since we’ve been here we’ve heard many anecdotes about street children being employed by local businesses, of families being so poor they have to take their children out of school so they can earn, and of teenagers wanting to earn some cash to get the music and clothes they aspire to.
Continue reading ‘On air: When is a child old enough to work?’
We had a pleasant surprise yesterday morning. The manager of a local boarding school here in Mwanza heard our broadcast from Judith’s house on Wednesday, liked it and called Kiss FM to see if they could host the show. Yes was the short answer. You can see lots of snaps of life at the school here. The kids are very keen to speak to you later. Here’s more about St. Mary’s… Continue reading ‘Welcome to St Mary’s International School in Mwanza’
He earns about 240 thousand US dollars a week but Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is feeling hard done by. The Manchester United Player says he completely agrees with the Presdient of FIFA, Sepp Blatter who has described footbal’s transfer and contract system as modern slavery. Poor Cristiano? Or get a grip?
After the sensational Federer-Nadal showdown last weekend we’ve spent all week in the Today chewing over what have been the greatest sporting rivalries in history. Coe-Ovett, Borg-McEnroe, Ali-Frazier, Larry Bird-Magic Johnson, Senna-Prost? What do you reckon?