News from: BBC & France24
- Afrocentrism: The school teaching kids to love their African cultureon 2022-05-19 at 11:30
The Children in Freedom School in Kenya is teaching its students to love their identity as Africans.
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Gabon captain retires from international footballon 2022-05-19 at 10:13
Gabon captain and Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang retires from international football ahead of 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.
- Senegalese PSG player under fire after missing game supporting LGBT rightsby Laura DI BIASIO on 2022-05-18 at 21:02
In tonight’s edition: There’s been a spike in homophobic rhetoric online from Senegalese supporters of Paris Saint-Germain Senegalese footballer Idrissa Gueye. He refused to play a match after being asked to wear kit in support of LGBT rights. Also, one Senegalese musician is raising his voice to maintain his native vanishing language of Menik through music. And we discuss the Nigerian film industry with executive Ijeoma Onah, who’s working with the French ministry of culture.
- Alaa Abdel Fattah: UK urged to help jailed British-Egyptian activiston 2022-05-18 at 18:08
British citizen Alaa Abdel Fattah’s prison conditions are “inhumane”, the foreign secretary is told.
- Burkina Faso: search for eight miners 700m deepon 2022-05-18 at 13:37
They have been trapped in a zinc mine for the last month is still ongoing.
- No survivors found in flooded Burkina Faso mine’s rescue chamberby Laura DI BIASIO on 2022-05-17 at 21:25
In tonight’s edition: Hope is all but lost that eight miners trapped in a flooded mine in Burkina Faso for a month may have survived. Also, suspects are arrested in Mali after authorities say they foiled a coup attempt earlier this month. And advocates calling for tax reform on the continent say that lawmakers should be on the sharp end of pushing for changes that will tackle an unequal system.
- Kenya’s election 2022: Rigathi Gachagua and Martha Karua chosen as running mateson 2022-05-17 at 10:44
Kenya’s leading presidential candidates have chosen running mates from the biggest ethnic group.
- Clashes rock Tripoli as rival Libyan government enters capitalby NEWS WIRES on 2022-05-17 at 06:32
Clashes erupted in Libya’s capital on Tuesday as the parliament-appointed prime minister, Fathi Bashagha, tried to take control of government from a rival administration that has refused to cede power.
- Mali’s military junta says it foiled attempted coupby NEWS WIRES on 2022-05-17 at 03:27
Mali’s military junta on Monday said it thwarted an attempted coup last week led by army officers and supported by an unnamed Western state.
- Somali leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud wins presidencyby Laura DI BIASIO on 2022-05-16 at 21:23
In tonight’s edition: There are celebrations in the Somali capital after long-delayed elections return former leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as president. Also, a tanker carrying Russian oil docks in a South African port. Pretoria has refused to take sides over the war in Ukraine as global sanctions on Russia mount. And amid weekly protests and deteriorating economic conditions, young Sudanese are increasingly turning to art and music to express themselves.
- Hassan Sheikh Mohamud: Who is Somalia’s new leader?on 2022-05-16 at 14:58
He has made history, becoming the country’s president for the second time in a competitive vote.
- Dozens killed in suspected jihadist attacks in Burkina Fasoby NEWS WIRES on 2022-05-16 at 11:47
Around 40 people, many of them civilian volunteers with the army, have been killed in suspected jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso, local sources and security officials said on Monday.
- Sabrina Dhowre Elba: ‘We need to be more of an international community’on 2022-05-16 at 07:57
Sabrina Dhowre Elba visits Somalia and Kenya on behalf of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
- Hassan Sheikh Mohamud elected president of Somali for second timeby NEWS WIRES on 2022-05-16 at 01:21
Somalia handed Hassan Sheikh Mohamud the presidency for a second time following Sunday’s long-overdue election in the troubled Horn of Africa nation, which is confronting an Islamist insurgency and the threat of famine.
- Ukraine crisis: Can Africa replace Russian gas supplies to Europe?on 2022-05-15 at 23:35
Europe is desperately seeking alternative sources of gas after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- Mali withdraws from G5 Sahel regional anti-jihadist forceby NEWS WIRES on 2022-05-15 at 23:21
Mali said Sunday it was withdrawing from a west African force fighting jihadists to protest its being rejected as head of the G5 regional group, which also includes Mauritania, Chad, Burkina and Niger.
- Nigeria’s Sokoto student killing sparks spread of fake newson 2022-05-15 at 14:59
The killing of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy triggers a wave of disinformation on social media.
- Somalia elections 2022: Why are they important?on 2022-05-14 at 10:26
This Sunday, Somalia will hold its long-awaited presidential elections. But why is it significant?
- East Africa drought: ‘The suffering here has no equal’on 2022-05-14 at 00:25
Some 20 million people face severe hunger but aid agencies say the world’s attention is on Ukraine.
- Ten Nigerian cabinet ministers step down ahead of 2023 presidential electionsby Yena LEE on 2022-05-13 at 20:35
There’s political upheaval in Nigeria after ten government officials step down, signalling their interest in the 2023 elections. Also, Somalia prepares for a presidential poll this weekend after months of delays. Sunday’s winner will have no shortages of challenges, as the country faces an Islamist insurgency, famine and drought. Finally, in Niger, anti-corruption NGOs file a legal complaint over the government’s accounting. They allege that over €95 million of state funds are missing.
- Netflix’s Young, Famous & African creator on African successon 2022-05-13 at 11:22
The co-creator of the Netflix show Young, Famous & African spoke to us about the show’s success.
- Senegal border towns bear the brunt of ECOWAS sanctions in Maliby FRANCE24 on 2022-05-13 at 10:55
Mali is facing economic sanctions following last year’s coup. The impact of the ECOWAS embargo has been particularly disastrous for towns bordering Senegal.
- Thiaroye 44: Investigating a colonial-era massacre in Senegalby Marie THOMAS-PENETTE on 2022-05-13 at 10:51
Thousands of West African soldiers fought for France against the Nazis during World War II. But on December 1, 1944, scores of them were gunned down in unclear circumstances by the very French forces they fought alongside. What really happened on that fateful day at the Thiaroye military camp near the Senegalese capital Dakar? Eighty years on, the documentary “Thiaroye 44” takes a closer look at this dark page of French history.
- Tanzanian government to roll out fuel subsidies from June 1stby FRANCE24 on 2022-05-13 at 10:49
In response to rising prices in Tanzania, the government has put in place several measures, including a fuel subsidy.
- Somalia’s first female pilot: ‘People thought it was a man flying the plane’on 2022-05-13 at 06:52
Asli Hassan Abade made history in 1976 by becoming the first female military pilot in Somalia and in Africa.
- South Africa may have to close first vaccine plantby Laura DI BIASIO on 2022-05-12 at 21:10
In tonight’s edition: After struggling through the early years of the pandemic to get enough Covid-19 vaccinations, Africa’s first factory to produce the doses says it may have to stop because it hasn’t had enough orders. Also, a former Congolese policemen gets a death sentence for murdering human rights activist Floribert Chebeya in 2010. And sanctions on Mali have hit neighbouring towns in Senegal. Within one month of the embargo, exports to Mali have fallen by close to a quarter.
- Morocco’s oases threatened by desertificationby Laura DI BIASIO on 2022-05-12 at 13:06
In tonight’s edition: As the COP15 conference in Ivory Coast continues to discuss the threat of desertification, researchers warn that human behaviour has left billions around the world facing water scarcity. Also, Nigeria’s national petroleum companies agree to supply jet fuel to the country’s airlines. Operators had been prepared to stop all domestic flights due to rising fuel prices. And we speak to Nigerian director Abba Makama, who’s just wrapped up Nollywood Week here in Paris.
- Ipob: Nigerian ‘media warriors’ call for killings on social media over Biafraon 2022-05-11 at 23:13
The BBC investigates a network of Nigerian separatists outside the country urging violence online.
- Guinea announces three-year transition period before restoring civilian ruleby NEWS WIRES on 2022-05-11 at 22:37
Guinea’s legislative body on Wednesday announced there would be a three-year transition period before civilian rule is restored, defying regional partners who have called for a swifter timetable following a coup.
- Who really discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb?on 2022-05-11 at 09:06
On 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, we explore the forgotten Egyptians that were there.