Africa Research Institute aims to reflect, understand and build on the dynamism in Africa today. We are a London-based think-tank which looks for practical examples of achievement - by listening to the people who have created that success, often in adversity, and by communicating that experience to organisations, companies and policymakers. We are not guided by ideology and are strictly non-partisan.These podcasts, from our Counterpoints series, present critical accounts of defining ideas, in and about Africa. The scope is broad, from international development policy to popular perceptions of the continent. They address big picture questions, without constraints of prevailing orthodoxy. The arguments are forward looking but not speculative, informed by the present but concerned with the future.