Nairobi, Mwanza, Johannesburg and Robben Island

Hot off the heels of Glasgow, for those of you in or interested in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, we’ve got confirmed dates on shows from all three countries this month. As always there’s an open invite to come, and we’re after ideas of what we should talk about. Full details below.

7 July – Nairobi
9 + 11 July – Mwanza, Tanzania
16 July – Johannesburg
18 July – Robben Island, Cape Town

With the exception of the last show, venues and guests are all still up for grabs so please send your suggestions. I’ll post some of my own in the next few hours.

15 Responses to “Nairobi, Mwanza, Johannesburg and Robben Island”

  1. 1 ZK
    June 30, 2008 at 13:59

    I suppose those of us in Asia-Pacific are never going to get a live show of our own due to time differences. 😦

  2. 2 1430a
    June 30, 2008 at 14:10

    I do actually agree with ZK.not only this show but i actually missed the best part of EURO because here in Bangladesh it is 1:45 am WHEN THE MATCH STARTS AND THE NEXT MORNING WE HAVE TO GO TO WORK.

  3. 3 Muthee Mwangi
    June 30, 2008 at 14:57

    Hello World Have You Say Team,
    Glad that you are making Nairobi one of your venues for the global conversation.
    Well, in Nairobi i would suggest a number of debates;
    1. Is the coalition government holding after a tumultuous first quarter of the year and can Zimbabwe follow our model?
    2.Last Saturday someone on the World Today raised the issue of ‘small’ African countries being ignored even as thing are going while in others like Kenya or Zimbabwe thing go wrong and the international media is here in hours. He gave an example of Malawi where the president has become a law unto himself and no one is talking while in next door Zimbabwe the hue and cry is deafening. Do vested interests and strategic roles of a country play a part.
    3. This might sound tired but after reading June’s issue of the New African magazine, i feel it might be good if we discussed the coverage of Africa in the international flag and is it true that the said media is simply an outlet for their countries articulation of policies?
    Finally i wouldn’t mind being invited.
    Thank you.

  4. 4 Shirley
    June 30, 2008 at 15:38

    I’m going to double-post this here and on the TP page. Hopefully not bad on me?

    Will Africa take action against Zimbabwe’s Mugabe? Mon Jun 30 Christian Science Monitor

    Monday, at a meeting of African leaders in Egypt, Mugabe faces a critical personal test. Will the African Union join the international community in pushing for new sanctions, even military intervention, in Zimbabwe?

    “We are saying we want the African Union to send troops to Zimbabwe,” Kenya’s Prime Minster Raila Odinga said on Saturday. “The time has come for the African continent to stand firm in unity to end dictatorship.” This call is echoed by retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, while East African nations are calling on Mugabe and his opponents to negotiate a peaceful power-sharing deal.

    The article gives more details about the force and violence that surrounded the elections, as well as ways in which opposition supporters acted out. It is a good read.

  5. 5 Dennis
    June 30, 2008 at 18:51

    Ros and the entire WORLD HAVE YOUR SAY Team

    enjoy your time in South Africa and Kenya and related places….

    Onondaga Community College
    Syracuse, New York
    United States of America

  6. 6 Mark from kansas
    June 30, 2008 at 19:19

    Come to knasas, please, then take me with you:-)

  7. 7 Eugene
    June 30, 2008 at 21:50

    Good to see you are coming to Nairobi and johannesburg as well as the other cities there are a number of topics one could talk about
    1) what can african countries other than south africa actually do about zimbabawe

    2) Aids programmes are they making a difference (this question came to me after reading a thought provoking article on the subject in todays washington post the link is- http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/29/AR2008062901477.html

    3)corruption will it ever be stopped (seeing as it continues to rear its head on the continent)

  8. July 1, 2008 at 09:42

    Oh My God I can’t beleive that WHYS is coming to Nairobi.I have been their one year ago when WHYS come to Nairobi.It was fantastic and hope this time I will their on time to attend the Show.I will be very glad If WHYS could allow me to host the programme.
    Last year on 25th and 26th May we where at Safari park Hotel and Alliance Franciase respectively but this time round we need to make in a more bigger venue!

    If you’r in nairobi! see their.

  9. July 1, 2008 at 11:25

    While in Mwanza, Tanzania do invite local businessmen & fishermen to discuss ‘Darwin’s nightmare’.

  10. 10 Wainaina Rahab
    July 1, 2008 at 13:00

    Wonderful to hear you are coming to Nairobi-KARIBU SANA-(MOST WELCOME!)
    There are a few issues that could be discussed….
    1)What contributes to the silence of the masses when some African leaders hold on to power for too long? Is it complacency(comfort with the status quo)weak civil societies or just fear of victimization? We could explore these factors
    2)What are the consequences of the outcome of such commissions as the Kriegler commission(in Kenya)-which is investigating the post election violence?What are the effects of the commission’s outcome on the already existing coalition gorvernment?

    And lastly…how I would love an invitation to WHYS!

  11. 11 Shirley
    July 1, 2008 at 16:00

    Nairobi: Would a power-sharing government actually work in Zimbabwe?

    Tanzania: What role has Islam and Muslims played in the social and political life of Tanzania? This may seem like a stupid question, but I think that not many are aware of these things.

  12. 12 Dennis
    July 1, 2008 at 18:27


    I wish Ros and the rest of the World Have Your Say staff [who is going] to Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa an EXCELLENT time.

    Onondaga Community College
    Syracuse, New York
    United States of America

  13. 13 Mark Sandell
    July 2, 2008 at 11:51

    I should add we are also going to be in Austin, Texas in November. Ros is travelling across the U.S on a bus (not on his own) during the month before and we’ll try to get a WHYS or two during that.
    ZK, would love to come to the far east – the furthest we’ve been away was India and even then our prog went on air at 11.30 local time.
    If you think you can persuade enough people to stay up…

  14. July 8, 2008 at 12:08

    when in kenya,do encourage kenyans to be vigilant not to be brainwashed by their current politicians.its a taboo in kenya to be smart or fight for a right..people are still of the idea that,,..this guy is trying to be smart inorder to be loved.

    david lulasa

  15. July 8, 2008 at 12:16

    its funny that some kenyans are even trying to discourage others fighting for their rights by telling poor all victims that the person doing the fighting is in a fantasy.i wonder why a whole country would have a phobia of a person who is in fantasy?yet they use the word of GOD to do this by discrediting we coz we told them we smoke.

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