Africa News – The Latest From Africa
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- Two of Africa's Covid experts are leaving the continent. Is this a brain drain or gain for Africa?on 16 Oct 2021 at 4:00 AM
Two of Africa's Covid experts are clearing out their desks and counting the hours as they prepare to take up new roles offered to them overseas.
- Haile Gerima Is Having a Hollywood Moment. It’s Left Him Conflicted.by Devika Girish on 16 Oct 2021 at 1:13 AM
The director, an eminence of American and African indie cinema, is being recognized by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and Netflix. But he has long rejected the industry.
- Viewpoint: Why Ethiopia's Tigray region is starving, but no famine declaredon 16 Oct 2021 at 1:12 AM
Despite mass starvation in northern Ethiopia, aid officials are not calling the situation a famine.
- Life at 50C: Fleeing Sahara's shifting sandson 15 Oct 2021 at 11:00 PM
Rising temperatures and desertification are forcing many Mauritanians to leave their ancestral homes in search of a better life.
- South African ministers held hostage during meeting with veteransby Anna KOWALSKA on 15 Oct 2021 at 9:24 PM
We start the show with the latest from Pretoria. Three ministers have been freed after being held hostage during a meeting with anti-Apartheid veterans. Police have arrested 56 people who will likely face charges of kidnapping. We also head to Kenya, as the husband of running star Agnes Tirop has been arrested. Tirop was stabbed to death at her home in Iten on Wednesday. Ffinally, we bring you the last episode of our Cape Verde series. Tonight we focus on the country’s flourishing music scene.
- WHO unveils action plan to prevent sex abuse after DR Congo scandalby NEWS WIRES on 15 Oct 2021 at 7:32 PM
The World Health Organization on Friday unveiled part of its zero tolerance plan to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation in crisis zones, following pressure from member states.
- Abu Musab al-Barnawi, Leader of ISWAP, Has Died, Nigerian Army Saysby Ruth Maclean and Ismail Alfa on 15 Oct 2021 at 6:58 PM
A top military commander said that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, a kingpin of an extremist organization known as the Islamic State West Africa Province, had died.
- UK university to return looted cockerel to Nigeriaon 15 Oct 2021 at 2:59 PM
The Benin bronze, known as an "okukor", was given to Jesus College in Cambridge in 1905.
- Masten Wanjala: Mob beats Kenyan child serial killer to death - policeon 15 Oct 2021 at 1:09 PM
Police had launched a massive manhunt for Masten Wanjala, who confessed to killing several children.
- Kenyan stars pay tribute to the late Agnes Tiropon 15 Oct 2021 at 12:15 PM
Several Kenyan stars, including Julius Yego, pay tribute to the late Agnes Tirop, who was found dead on Wednesday.
- Agnes Tirop: Husband arrested in Kenya after athlete's deathon 15 Oct 2021 at 9:02 AM
Record-breaking long-distance runner Agnes Tirop was found stabbed to death at her home on Wednesday.
- Indian Wells: Ons Jabeur becomes first Arab player to reach tennis top 10on 15 Oct 2021 at 5:58 AM
Ons Jabeur will become the first Arab tennis player to reach the top 10 in the world rankings after reaching the Indian Wells semi-finals.
- As Western Oil Giants Cut Production, State-Owned Companies Step Upby Clifford Krauss on 15 Oct 2021 at 3:52 AM
In the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, government-owned energy companies are increasing oil and natural gas production as U.S. and European companies pare supply because of climate concerns.
- Biden Meets With Kenya’s President Amid Crisis in Ethiopiaby Zolan Kanno-Youngs on 15 Oct 2021 at 12:31 AM
The two leaders were also expected to discuss the escalating humanitarian crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, where fighters have been accused of atrocities against civilians.
- Can African tech giant Jumia deliver on its promise?on 15 Oct 2021 at 12:00 AM
Can Africa-focussed tech giant Jumia deliver on its promises to a new generation of consumers?
- South Sudan: How to deliver Covid vaccines in a country with few roadson 14 Oct 2021 at 11:57 PM
Delivering vaccines around South Sudan is more expensive than the cost of the jab itself.
- Togolese women increasingly targeted by cyber bulliesby Georja CALVIN-SMITH on 14 Oct 2021 at 9:42 PM
Togolese women say they're fending off more sexist cyberbullying than ever before. Also, we report on the female construction workers helping change the landscape of Central African Republic. Finally, Leptis Magna was once one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire, but today the Libyan ruins are on UNESCO's list of at-risk heritage sites.
- Colonial past: Women taken from their Congolese mothers sue Belgian stateby Laura DI BIASIO on 14 Oct 2021 at 9:37 PM
In tonight's edition: Five mixed-race women taken from their mothers in DR Congo as children have gone to court, suing Belgium for crimes against humanity. The trial is the first of its kind. Around 15,000 biracial children were forcibly separated from their Black mothers in the former Belgian colonies of DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. They were called children of sin and dumped in orphanages by the state.
- Senegalese homes erased by the seaby Georja CALVIN-SMITH on 14 Oct 2021 at 9:17 PM
In northern Senegal, a sea barrier is being thrown up in the hopes of holding back coastal erosion. Also, we meet Richard Odjrado, an emerging star of the African tech world whose company is priming Benin's rise as an entrepreneurial hub. And adventure sports in South Africa are becoming more inclusive as the country's first paragliding wheelchair goes into use.
- South African defence minister briefly held by veteransby FRANCE 24 on 14 Oct 2021 at 9:09 PM
South Africa’s Minister of Defence Thandi Modise was briefly held by veterans and prevented from leaving the St George Hotel in Gauteng along with Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele and Deputy Defence Minister Thabang Makwetla before being freed by special forces.
- Nobel Prize winner explains one big issue for novelistson 14 Oct 2021 at 9:00 PM
Abdulrazak Gurnah won the Nobel Prize for Literature and speaks to One World about the fact the award has historically been awarded to novelists in the West. Gurnah believes the lack of access to English translation limits some African authors from being considered.
- Chef and Cookbook Author Bryant Terry Looks to Preserve Black Food Storiesby Korsha Wilson on 14 Oct 2021 at 8:55 PM
The chef and cookbook author is heading up a new imprint to give chefs of color a leg up in the historically insular publishing industry.
- Mob kills Cameroon police officer after death of 5-year-old girlon 14 Oct 2021 at 7:58 PM
A mob lynched a military police officer after he killed a five-year-old girl when he fired on a car at a checkpoint in the capital of Cameroon's English-speaking South West Region on Thursday, the defense ministry said.
- Ethiopia Plans to Expel U.N. Officials Leading Aid Response in Tigrayby Declan Walsh and Rick Gladstone on 14 Oct 2021 at 6:38 PM
The move came days after the U.N. aid chief accused Ethiopia of mounting an aid blockade that is pushing the region into famine.
- Leprosy seen in wild chimpanzees for the first timeon 14 Oct 2021 at 5:33 PM
Leprosy has been identified in wild chimpanzees for the first time, according to a new study, in findings that have stunned experts.
- Most African Nations Fall Short of W.H.O. Target for Covid Vaccinationby Lynsey Chutel on 14 Oct 2021 at 5:25 PM
Only nine of 52 African countries met the W.H.O.’s benchmark, as the continent continues to lag behind global coronavirus vaccination rates.
- Leader of Islamic State West Africa is dead, Nigeria’s top general saysby NEWS WIRES on 14 Oct 2021 at 5:11 PM
Nigeria’s top general said on Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), was dead.
- A last-ditch effort to save the South African language of Nluuby FRANCE 2 on 14 Oct 2021 at 3:54 PM
In South Africa, Katrina Esau is the world's last fluent speaker of Nluu, the language of the San people which has almost died out. For decades, Katrina stopped speaking Nluu and did not even pass it on to her children. But with the help of her granddaughter, the elderly woman has opened a school to enable new generations to learn the ancient language, composed of 112 distinct sounds and 45 clicks. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Emerald Maxwell.
- Nigeria says Iswap leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi is deadon 14 Oct 2021 at 2:20 PM
Abu Musab al-Barnawi was the head of the West African branch of the Islamic State group.
- Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop found dead following alleged stabbingon 14 Oct 2021 at 12:47 PM
Kenyan long-distance runner Agnes Tirop, who represented her country at the recent Tokyo Olympics, has died aged 25, Athletics Kenya (AK) announced in a statement on Wednesday.
- CNN speaks with director of documentary banned in Kenyaon 14 Oct 2021 at 12:18 PM
CNN's Larry Madowo and Eleni Giokos speak with Peter Murimi, writer, director and producer of documentary "I Am Samuel." The documentary has been banned from releasing in Kenya, which is where the story takes place.
- French forces begin northern Mali drawdown: 'The idea is not to create a vacuum'by Anne-Fleur LESPIAUT on 14 Oct 2021 at 6:41 AM
France has begun to withdraw troops from its northernmost Malian bases, part of plans to reorganise its forces deployed in the restive Sahel region under "Operation Barkhane".
- Women's 10km world record holder Agnes Tirop stabbed to death in Kenyaby NEWS WIRES on 14 Oct 2021 at 4:25 AM
The husband of Kenyan distance runner Agnes Tirop has been arrested on suspicion of her murder, Kenyan police said late Thursday.
- French forces prepare to close bases in Maliby Laura DI BIASIO on 13 Oct 2021 at 9:39 PM
In tonight's edition: We head to northern Mali, where French forces are preparing to close a base used by troops of the Barkhane force as Paris reduces its presence in the country. Also, Botswana's court of appeal starts hearing a government attempt to overturn a landmark ruling that decriminalised homosexuality in 2019. And Cape Verde gears up for Sunday's presidential election, with the post-Covid revival of the tourism industry a key campaign issue.
- 'Nature is not a commodity': Can the world learn from indigenous food systems, before they are lost?on 13 Oct 2021 at 1:44 PM
Indigenous food systems preserve 80% of the world's biodiversity. But they are under threat.
- French soldier killed in Mali ‘accident’, defence minister saysby FRANCE 24 on 13 Oct 2021 at 6:36 AM
A French soldier has died during a maintenance operation in northern Mali, Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Wednesday, bringing France’s death toll since the start of anti-jihadist operations in the region to 53.
- Beirut blast: How a disaster brought three strangers togetheron 13 Oct 2021 at 6:11 AM
When the Beirut blast destroyed a tower block many were missing, including an Ethiopian woman who lived there.
- Algeria court sentences brother of former president Bouteflika to jail timeby NEWS WIRES on 13 Oct 2021 at 2:51 AM
The powerful younger brother of deposed late Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for "obstructing the course of justice", the official APS news agency reported.
- The Body Collector of Spain: When Migrants Die at Sea, He Gets Them Homeby Nicholas Casey and Leire Ariz Sarasketa on 13 Oct 2021 at 12:14 AM
Martín Zamora, the owner of a funeral parlor near Gibraltar, has found an unusual line of business among the relatives of those who drown trying to reach Europe.
- Ghana’s role in honouring US civil rights hero WEB Du Boison 12 Oct 2021 at 11:23 PM
A state-of-the-art complex is to be built in Ghana to remember WEB Du Bois.
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