Africa 54

April 21, 2021 12:30 PM
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On this edition of Africa 54, former U.S. city of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd nearly a year ago; The son of the late President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad is named interim president of the central African nation by a transitional military council; The death toll from violence last week in Ethiopia's northern Amhara region rises to at least 50.

A54 Technology: Footwear analysts say the African continent is endowed with raw materials, impressive talent, and affordable labor, giving it the edge to build a multi-billion-dollar industry. For more perspective, Africa 54 Technology correspondent Paul Ndiho spoke to Chidinma Emodi Chukwuemeka, co-founder of the Footwear Academy in Aba State, Nigeria.