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Last Updated: Friday, 1 July, 2005, 14:29 GMT 15:29 UK
How is the UK linked to Africa?
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Africa Live takes to the road in Britain and Africa
In the week when the world's leaders meet to talk about the future of Africa, the BBC's flagship interactive programme Africa Live takes to the road in Africa and the UK.

Every day Africa Live will work hand-in-hand with BBC local radio stations and the BBC's African partner FM radio stations to achieve something that's never been tried before - to get people talking who don't normally have the chance to talk to each other about the issues affecting their lives.

In a special week of debates, we are asking whether the oceans and miles that separate the communities mean that they have nothing in common - or whether their daily challenges and joys do bear similarities.

On Monday 4 July, Africa Live watches cricket in Derby, with Nigerian and former Derby FC footballer Taribo West.

We join up with aspiring sporting youngsters in Port Harcourt, Taribo's home town, to talk about the psychology of sport and the extent to which sporting contests are won in the mind.

Coastal communities

On Tuesday 5 July, we are eating curry in Leicester's oldest Indian restaurant, set up by a Ugandan family after they were deported from Africa by Idi Amin in the 1970s.

We join up with people in Kampala to ask what they choose to invest their time and energy in.

On Wednesday 6 July, we are entertained by a male choir in Cornwall and a marrabenta band in Mozambique as we ask how these two coastal communities are grappling with retaining their identity and their environment while still enjoying the benefits of tourism.

On Thursday 7 July, we are in a Tanzanian barbers' shop in Milton Keynes, a traditional talking place in many societies.

We join up with doctors and nurses in Tanzania to discuss the effects of the African brain-drain on health services there and in Britain.

Killing off

And on Friday, we are in Manchester in the place where most people watch their football, a pub.

We join up with Lagos, a Nigerian city where many football fans prefer to watch English Premiership matches over local games.

So, is the premiership killing off African football or is the influx of foreign players, including Africans, into the English game stifling development of young British talent?

Join us every day, 4-8 July, email and listen to the broadcasts, 1800-1900GMT.


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