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- South African comics artist blazes new path to wider, international audienceby FRANCE 24 on 2021-07-29 at 10:22
Graphic novel artist Loyizo Mkize is well-known in his native South Africa. But last month he burst the boundaries of his popularity by signing a contract with the giant American comics publisher DC Comics.
- Relief as Kenya’s Shona community receives certificate of citizenshipby Georja CALVIN-SMITH on 2021-07-29 at 09:21
There is exultation in Kenya’s Shona community as nearly 2,000 of the formerly stateless members are given ID cards and citizenship, which will transform their lives. Plus, more than 354 million people live with hepatitis around the world, leading to over a million deaths every year. On World Hepatitis Day, our correspondents in Gabon speak to campaigners hoping to make treatment more affordable.
- Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian federation ‘bears responsibility’ for ineligible athleteson 2021-07-29 at 09:15
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria takes responsibility for failings that sees 10 athletes ruled ineligible for the Tokyo Olympics.
- Tokyo Olympics: German cycling boss Patrick Moster sent home after making racist remarkson 2021-07-29 at 06:47
Patrick Moster, the sports director of the German Cycling Union, has been sent home from the Olympics after making racist comments during Wednesday’s men’s road time trial.
- Tunisian presidency fires head of national television channelby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-29 at 01:59
The Tunisian presidency fired the head of the national television channel on Wednesday after two guests were briefly banned from entering its studios to take part in a programme.
- South Africa riots: The inside story of Durban’s week of anarchyon 2021-07-28 at 23:10
The worst unrest since white-minority rule ended has left deep scars, especially in the coastal city of Durban.
- Tunisian president offers ‘penal settlement’ for commitment to returning country’s stolen billionsby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-28 at 21:35
Tunisian President Kais Saied said on Wednesday that “wrong economic choices” had caused major financial problems in his first comments on the economy since using emergency powers to seize control of government late on Sunday.
- Nigerian cleric detained since 2015 acquitted and freed, lawyer saysby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-28 at 19:10
Shiite Muslim leader Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife detained for murder since 2015 in Nigeria have on Wednesday been discharged, lawyers said.
- Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and his love of Bugattis and Michael Jacksonon 2021-07-28 at 17:23
Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, tipped as Equatorial Guinea’s next leader, is under sanctions in the UK and France.
- France urges Tunisia to fast-track appointment of new PM, govtby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-28 at 16:27
France on Wednesday urged Tunisia to rapidly appoint a new prime minister and government as the north African country lurched further into political uncertainty.
- Scientists in Morocco unearth Stone Age hand-axe site dating back 1.3 million yearsby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-28 at 15:20
Archaeologists in Morocco have announced the discovery of North Africa’s oldest Stone Age hand-axe manufacturing site, dating back 1.3 million years, an international team reported Wednesday.
- Malawi’s president Lazarus Chakwera defends bringing family to London summiton 2021-07-28 at 13:33
Malawi’s president has brought family members on a UK trip but says they were needed for the event.
- Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan gets Covid jab in policy reverseon 2021-07-28 at 11:18
After the Covid scepticism of her predecessor, Tanzania’s President Samia launches a vaccine campaign.
- Tokyo Olympics 2020: Refugee weightlifter Cyrille Tchatchet on his journeyon 2021-07-28 at 10:37
Cyrille Tchatchet has gone from despair to representing the Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo.
- Covid in Tanzania: Vaccination campaign gets underwayon 2021-07-28 at 09:37
President Samia Suluhu’s decision to have a Covid vaccine marks a change of approach for Tanzania.
- Zimbabwean with football dreams to be kicked out of UKon 2021-07-27 at 23:08
Christopher Arundell grew up in the UK but after doing time in jail is being deported to Zimbabwe.
- Longtime foes Gbagbo and Ouattara meet in Abidjanby Georja CALVIN-SMITH on 2021-07-27 at 21:27
In Ivory Coast, longtime foes Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara meet in Abidjan with the former president calling for political prisoners to be freed after 10 years behind bars. But first, political turmoil continues in Tunisia as parties call for dialogue following the president’s dismissal of the prime minister. Plus, over 3,000 youngsters enroll in the Ethiopian army as tensions with the northern Tigray region flare.
- Smiles and hugs as Ivory Coast President Ouattara greets longtime foe Gbagboby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-27 at 20:23
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and long-time rival Laurent Gbagbo hugged on Tuesday at their first meeting in over a decade, part of efforts to ease political tensions in the West African country.
- Sunday Igboho: What’s stopping Benin extraditing the Nigerian separatist leader?on 2021-07-27 at 11:59
Nigeria’s plan to have Sunday Igboho extradited are fading as he faces criminal accusations in Benin.
- Tunisia’s president fires defence minister amid political upheavalby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-27 at 02:54
Tunisian President Kais Saied sacked the defence minister Monday, a day after ousting the prime minister and suspending parliament, plunging the young democracy into constitutional crisis in the midst of a pandemic.
- Kenyans sue the British army over fire at wildlife sanctuaryon 2021-07-26 at 23:07
Some 1,000 people are going to court after a fire destroyed 12,000 acres of land at a wildlife sanctuary.
- Is there a future for Africa’s lions?on 2021-07-26 at 23:00
As lion populations decline across much of Africa, could community-led conservation help reverse this trend?
- Tunisia in political turmoil after President Kais Saied removes PMby Georja CALVIN-SMITH on 2021-07-26 at 21:30
Turmoil grips Tunisia as President Kais Saied sacks the prime minister and suspends parliament with help from the army. Also, fresh anti-government protests in Eswatini leave at least two people dead. Finally, we meet the young entrepreneur in Cameroon hoping to reduce his country’s reliance on fish imports. We bring you all these stories and more in this edition of Eye on Africa.
- Scores of Europe-bound migrants drown after boat capsizes off coast of Libyaby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-26 at 21:27
At least 57 migrants drowned after their boat sank off Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday, the latest tragedy on the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing to Europe.
- Clashes erupt outside parliament after Tunisian president ousts PM, suspends legislatureby FRANCE 24 on 2021-07-26 at 09:47
Street clashes erupted on Monday outside Tunisia’s army-barricaded parliament, a day after President Kais Saied ousted the prime minister and suspended the legislature, plunging the young democracy into a constitutional crisis.
- Mozambique jihadist insurgency: Rwandan troops kill 30 jihadists near Palmaby James CREEDON on 2021-07-26 at 07:07
In this edition: At least 30 jihadists have been killed by Rwandan forces who were deployed to Mozambique. Rwanda is just one of several countries that have sent troops to the country after a recent uptick in activity by Shabaab Islamist extremists. Also, Tunisia has received foreign aid to help battle a Covid-19 outbreak. The country’s hospitals are overwhelmed and running out of oxygen. Finally, FRANCE 24 speaks to Christine Amisi, one of Africa’s top doctors in efforts to help rape survivors.
- Mali insurgency: Investigating corruption allegations in the militaryon 2021-07-26 at 06:30
Africa Eye investigates the cycle of death, violence and corruption in Mali’s military.
- Nigerian outrage at brazen bandit attackson 2021-07-25 at 23:10
The shooting down of a military jet shows how organised crime is becoming more daring by the day.
- Afrobeats in Japan: British-Nigerian hip hop dancer teaching children how to danceon 2021-07-25 at 23:06
Yinka Oshiletu, a British-Nigerian hip hop dancer is bringing Afrobeats sounds to Japan’s young dancers.
- Man accused of trying to assassinate Malian president dies in custodyby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-25 at 22:15
A man accused of trying to kill Mali’s military strongman Assimi Goita, the figure behind two coups in less than a year, has died in custody, the government said on Sunday.
- Nigeria’s hipster herders – the funky Fulanison 2021-07-24 at 23:22
Fulani herders are usually found in forests herding cattle but when they go to cities, they dress in style.
- Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: What’s stopping aid getting in?on 2021-07-23 at 23:30
A renewed surge in fighting has made it ever more difficult for aid to reach areas in desperate need.
- DRC volcano: Reuniting children with families after the eruptionon 2021-07-23 at 23:00
Children are still separated from parents, two months after a volcano erupted near Goma in DR Congo.
- Ethiopia Tigray crisis: New front opens as aid fears growon 2021-07-22 at 17:59
A bloody eight-month battle for control of the Tigray region spills over into neighbouring Afar.
- Teenage skateboarder Boipelo Awuah is the youngest African at Tokyo 2020on 2021-07-22 at 06:04
Fifteen-year-old skateboarder Boipelo Awuah is the youngest African at Tokyo 2020. She explains how she got into the sport and why it feels so good to be at the Olympics.
- Halima Aden and Tommy Hilfiger: ‘It’s not just about diverse catwalks’on 2021-07-21 at 23:00
The world’s first hijab-wearing supermodel talks to fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger about why she quit the industry.