"What’s Up Africa has built up quite a following over the past five series, and I think that’s because there are no taboo topics on this show," says Azuike. "Humour can break down barriers, so the show is able to tackle issues across the continent head on."

A 90-second episode of What’s Up Africa will broadcast every Friday, with a round-up of the latest news from across the continent. Audiences can catch it on Focus on Africa from 17:30 GMT on BBC World News and on the BBC’s partner stations, including Canal 2 in Cameroon; Metro TV in Ghana; Power TV in Liberia; MBC in Malawi; One Africa Television in Namibia; SBC in Somalia, SBLC in Sierra Leone, Star TV in Tanzania; Urban TV and TV West in Uganda; and ZNBC in Zambia.

Audiences can also view episodes across a range of the BBC’s social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, as well as online on the BBC website.

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