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With Ade’s very personal take on Africa, and dramatic encounters across the continent, this series asks the question: just as the last 30 years transformed Asia, does the future belong to Africa?

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Ade Adepitan explores modern Africa. It’s the most vibrant and varied continent on Earth, with over 50 countries and hundreds of different cultures. And this is Africa’s time.

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Journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan travels across Africa to discover the very best of the continent. From the bustling city of Lagos – the city where he was born – to Ethiopia’s booming capital, Addis Ababa, Ade sees how technology and manufacturing can turn Africa into the next big global powerhouse. And he meets the next generation of politicians risking their lives to overthrow the old guard of corrupt dictators.

Ade visits Africa’s most stunning locations: from the active volcanoes of Cape Verde to Mozambique’s stunning Indian Ocean coast; from the savannahs of South Africa to the jungles of Gabon. He camps with a tribe in Ethiopia, in the hottest place on earth, digs for gold in Zimbabwe, and hauls salt out of a lake in Senegal.

But this isn’t a sugar-coated series. Ade goes to the frontline of the war against Islamic extremism in Somalia. He goes out on patrol to counter the armed militia of the Democratic Republic of Congo. And witnesses the extraordinary lengths that poachers go to, to turn Africa’s stunning wildlife into cold hard cash.

With Ade’s very personal take on Africa, and dramatic encounters across the continent, this series asks the question: just as the last 30 years transformed Asia, does the future belong to Africa?

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Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday October 15 at 10:30pm

Africa With Ade Adepitan

Episode 1 | Series 1

Journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan embarks on the first leg of his journey, starting in West Africa. He travels from Cape Verde to Senegal and the Ivory Coast, before finishing in…

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday October 16 at 4:15am

Africa With Ade Adepitan

Episode 1 | Series 1

Journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan embarks on the first leg of his journey, starting in West Africa. He travels from Cape Verde to Senegal and the Ivory Coast, before finishing in…

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