Interview with Zeinab Badaoui (BBC World News)
Zeinab Badawi talks to three prominent Africans about civil rights and social freedom in Africa. Senegalese-born Bineta Diop, feminist founder of Femmes Africa Solidarite, has led peace building initiatives in fragile states for many years. Moroccan writer Mahi Binebine, artist and author, describes the world of the dispossessed in his books about economic emigrants and suicide bombers. Naomi N'gwira, deputy governor of Malawi's central bank, represents a country where human trafficking and child labour have been highlighted in international reports and where homosexuality is illegal. Zeinab asks what kind of social freedom is there in Africa and why is there a cultural divide between its Arab north and the rest of the continent?