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- Africa Cup of Nations: At least eight killed in crush at Cameroon stadiumon 25 Jan 2022 at 9:45 AM
Dozens more people are injured in the incident outside a football stadium in Cameroon.
- Burkina Faso President Ousted in Military Coupby Declan Walsh on 25 Jan 2022 at 2:33 AM
Mutinous officers said the public was fed up with President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré because of his inability to stop attacks by Islamist militants.
- At Least 6 Killed in Crush at African Cup Matchby The Associated Press on 25 Jan 2022 at 1:31 AM
Witnesses said the stadium stewards closed the gates and stopped allowing people in, setting off the crush.
- Deadly crush at stadium during Africa Cup of Nations match in Cameroonby NEWS WIRES on 24 Jan 2022 at 11:26 PM
Eight people were killed and dozens others injured in a crush outside a Cameroonian football stadium ahead of an Africa Cup of Nations match, officials said Tuesday.
- Burkina Faso's military says it has seized poweron 24 Jan 2022 at 10:45 PM
Burkina Faso's army announced it took control of the country on Monday, deposing President Roch Kabore, dissolving the government and parliament, suspending the constitution and shuttering its borders.
- Afcon 2021: Hosts Cameroon see off 10-man Comoros with outfield player in goalon 24 Jan 2022 at 10:36 PM
Cameroon narrowly beat 10-man Comoros at the Africa Cup of Nations, despite playing against a side with an outfield player in goal and an extra man for 83 minutes.
- Military junta takes power in Burkina Fasoby James CREEDON on 24 Jan 2022 at 10:20 PM
A military coup has taken place in Burkina Faso. Soldiers took to the airwaves of the state broadcaster to announce that President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré had been deposed. The constitution has been suspended, the government and parliament dissolved. Land and air borders have been shut. We take a closer look at the day's events.
- Coup in Burkina Faso: Beware of old images resurfacingby Catalina MARCHANT DE ABREU on 24 Jan 2022 at 9:53 PM
Old images of the 2014 uprising in Burkina Faso are being widely shared on social media, falsely presented as footage of the current coup d'état in the country. We show you some examples in this edition of Truth or Fake.
- Mali demands Denmark ‘immediately’ withdraw its special forcesby FRANCE 24 on 24 Jan 2022 at 9:51 PM
Mali's military government on Monday called on Denmark to "immediately" withdraw its roughly 100 recently arrived special forces troops deployed in the troubled Sahel country.
- Afcon 2021: The Gambia clinch famous win over Guineaon 24 Jan 2022 at 9:31 PM
Debutants The Gambia reach the last eight at the Africa Cup of Nations as Musa Barrow's goal seals a 1-0 win over Guinea.
- Burkina Faso military says it has seized poweron 24 Jan 2022 at 8:43 PM
President Kaboré has been overthrown and the government and parliament dissolved, the army says.
- Coup in Burkina Faso: What next after ouster of President Kaboré?by François PICARD on 24 Jan 2022 at 7:28 PM
Saying they feel exposed in the face of an Islamist insurgency rampant across the Sahel region, soldiers in Burkina Faso have taken to national television to confirm the ousting of President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. But what will a coup change in yet another poor, landlocked nation where radicals seem to prey on weak institutions? Seven years ago, young people were instrumental in the popular uprising that led to the downfall of strongman Blaise Compaoré. Do these soldiers represent a different generation, or a return to the past?
- Burkina Faso: Moment military announces takeover on live TVon 24 Jan 2022 at 6:54 PM
An army officer says the military have seized power and overthrown President Roch Kaboré.
- Gunfire Rattles Burkina Faso’s Capital as Soldiers Revoltby Declan Walsh on 24 Jan 2022 at 6:44 PM
The government denied rumors of a coup, but soldiers who want changes to the fight against Islamists appear to have taken control of several military bases.
- Afcon 2021: Celebrations in The Gambia as fans celebrate progresson 24 Jan 2022 at 4:28 PM
There have been celebrations in The Gambia as fans celebrated the team reaching the Final 16 of Afcon 2021.
- Sudanese protest turns deadly as security forces crack down on demonstratorsby FRANCE 24 on 24 Jan 2022 at 4:19 PM
Sudanese security forces on Monday killed three protesters in the capital Khartoum during a demonstration calling for civilian rule, almost three months after a military coup, medics said
- Afcon 2021: Nigeria interim coach Augustine Eguavoen dismisses reports of exiton 24 Jan 2022 at 4:11 PM
Nigeria interim coach Augustine Eguavoen denies reports he will quit following their exit from the Africa Cup of Nations.
- To Hippos, a Wheeze and a Honk Mean More Than Just ‘Hello!’ [Video]by Nicholas Bakalar on 24 Jan 2022 at 4:00 PM
By playing a variety of recordings of “wheeze honks” to pods of hippopotamuses, researchers began to decipher how the animals communicate with one another.
- Ghana: Accused of witchcraft, hundreds of women banished to campsby FRANCE 2 on 24 Jan 2022 at 3:58 PM
Ghana is one of the last countries in the world that still has camps for "witches". Some 300 women falsely accused of witchcraft are spread across five camps nationwide. Shunned by society, they often live in dire conditions. Some people accuse a woman of witchcraft to avoid paying back a debt or when a relationship fails. Two NGOs, however, are trying to get these women rehabilitated in their former villages. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Wassim Cornet.
- Stowaway found in South Africa plane wheel is 22-year-old Kenyanon 24 Jan 2022 at 2:26 PM
A man found alive in the wheel section of a plane that landed in Amsterdam from South Africa is identified.
- Afcon 2021: Knoweldge Musona hopes for Zimbabwean developmenton 24 Jan 2022 at 11:11 AM
Zimbabwe captain Knowledge Musona hopes football in the country will improve despite their group-stage exit at the Africa Cup of Nations.
- MOTD Top 10: African players in Premier Leagueon 24 Jan 2022 at 10:40 AM
Didier Drogba? Mohamed Salah? Riyad Mahrez? Who is your favourite African player to have played in the Premier League?
- Hit by sanctions, Mali faces price hikes and shortages of essential goodsby FRANCE 24 on 24 Jan 2022 at 9:11 AM
Economic sanctions placed on Mali by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are causing inflation and food shortages in markets in the capital Bamako FRANCE 24’s James André reports.
- Burkina Faso soldiers announce military takeover, Kaboré ‘suspended’by FRANCE 24 on 24 Jan 2022 at 7:47 AM
Burkina Faso's army said on Monday it had ousted President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, suspended the country’s constitution, dissolved government and closed the national borders. The announcement followed hours of confusion after gunfire erupted at army camps on Sunday night. Kaboré has not been seen since Sunday and his whereabouts remain unknown.
- Kenya's 'hidden epidemic': Gender-based violenceon 24 Jan 2022 at 12:00 AM
When Covid hit Kenya, cases of gender-based violence exploded but many cases still go unreported.
- Comoros to play makeshift goalkeeper against Cameroonby FRANCE24 on 23 Jan 2022 at 11:30 PM
The Comoros Islands will have to use one of their outfield players in goal against Africa Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon on Monday after being hit by Covid-19 infections.
- AFCON 2022: Meet the physio team behind Guinea's successby FRANCE24 on 23 Jan 2022 at 11:14 PM
FRANCE 24 had the exclusive access of what preparation is alike for a team ahead of a game at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Bruno Da Cruz, Head physio of Guinea football team, opens up about the team's pre-match rituals.
- Tunisia knocks Nigeria out of African Cupby FRANCE24 on 23 Jan 2022 at 11:06 PM
Nigeria's 100% record in the group stage meant nothing as it was knocked out 1-0 by Tunisia in the last 16 of the African Cup of Nations on Sunday. FRANCE 24's Jean-Emile Jammine's debrief.
- Burkina Faso beat Gabon on penalties to reach AFCON quarter-finalsby FRANCE24 on 23 Jan 2022 at 11:01 PM
Ismahila Ouedraogo scored the decisive penalty kick as Burkina Faso beat Gabon 7-6 in a dramatic shoot-out to progress to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after Sunday's match in Limbe finished 1-1 at the end of extra time. FRANCE 24's Sports Editor James Vasina gives his analysis.
- Afcon 2021: Burkina Faso beat Gabon on penalties after 1-1 drawon 23 Jan 2022 at 9:19 PM
Burkina Faso beat 10-man Gabon on penalties to reach the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations following a 1-1 draw.
- French soldier killed in Mali as Paris mulls pulloutby FRANCE24 on 23 Jan 2022 at 9:09 PM
A French soldier has died in Mali, the French defence ministry announced on Sunday, the latest loss coming as Paris ponders whether to stop providing military backup to the junta-run West African country.
- Mutinous soldiers take over Burkina Faso military barracksby FRANCE24 on 23 Jan 2022 at 9:04 PM
Mutinous soldiers seized control of a military base in Burkina Faso's capital Sunday, raising fears of a coup attempt in the West African nation as gunfire rang out for hours amid growing frustration with the government's handling of the Islamic insurgency. Sten Hagberg, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, gives his analysis.
- The Eerie, Lunar Nothingness of Namibia’s Skeleton Coastby Genna Martin on 23 Jan 2022 at 8:54 PM
The stretch of coastline in southwest Africa is a strange and beautiful reminder that, in the end, we are powerless against nature and time.
- At least 16 killed, several injured in nightclub fire in Cameroon's capitalon 23 Jan 2022 at 3:39 PM
At least 16 people were killed after a fire tore through a nightclub in Cameroon's capital city Yaoundé early on Sunday morning, according to the country's government.
- Cameroon Nightclub Fire Kills at Least 16by Isabella Kwai on 23 Jan 2022 at 1:51 PM
The blaze was caused by explosions from fireworks used in the venue, the government said in a statement reported by news agencies.
- Heavy gunfire heard in Burkina Faso barracks, government denies army takeoveron 23 Jan 2022 at 10:01 AM
Gunfire rang out from several military camps in Burkina Faso early on Sunday, the government said, but it denied the military had seized power.
- Lions Infected With Covid Spur Concern Over Virus Spread In the Wildby Lynsey Chutel on 23 Jan 2022 at 4:06 AM
The lions caught the coronavirus from their handlers and showed severe symptoms. An outbreak among big cats in nature preserves could be hard to contain, researchers said.
- Sudan protesters: Ready to die for freedomon 23 Jan 2022 at 1:19 AM
Those opposed to the coup say they will stay on the streets until the generals leave power.
- Kenya's River Yala: Mystery and heartbreak of the dead bodieson 22 Jan 2022 at 12:57 AM
At least 19 corpses have been found dumped in western Kenya and relatives want to know how they died.
- Mining Truck Explodes in Ghana, Killing Dozensby Ruth Maclean, Philip Nii Lartey, Elian Peltier and Joseph Quayson on 21 Jan 2022 at 10:00 PM
The number of dead is not yet known, but the blast flattened buildings in a small town and left a large crater.
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