News from: BBC & France24
- Thirty people killed in series of attacks in northern Burkina Fasoby FRANCE 24 on 2021-08-05 at 17:37
A suspected Islamist armed group killed 30 civilians, army soldiers and pro-government militiamen in a series of attacks in northern Burkina Faso, near the border with Niger, the defence ministry said on Thursday.
- Lalibela: Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels take Unesco world heritage townon 2021-08-05 at 16:25
Forces from the Tigray region have taken control of Lalibela, home to famed rock-hewn churches.
- South Africa’s ‘crazy’ mountain farmers cash in on truffle betby FRANCE24 on 2021-08-05 at 15:03
Only shrubs grew naturally in the sandy acid soil that farmer Volker Miros chose as a site to test the potential for truffle production in South Africa. After years of trial and error, today Miros is a pioneer of South Africa’s budding truffle cultivation industry.
- Manga artist from Kenya on his passion for Japanese comicson 2021-08-05 at 14:24
Kenyan manga artist Shin explains his passion for Japanese comics and what it takes to make a great one.
- At least two dozen Chadian soldiers killed in suspected jihadist attackby NEWS WIRES on 2021-08-05 at 11:52
Twenty-four Chadian soldiers were killed in an attack by suspected jihadists in the troubled Lake Chad region, a senior local official said Thursday.
- Tokyo Olympics: History for Burkina Faso’s Hugues Fabrice Zango and an Olympic record for Kipsangon 2021-08-05 at 11:36
Hugues Fabrice Zango wins Burkina Faso’s first ever Olympic medal as Kenya’s Abel Kipsang sets a new Olympic record on day 13 of the Tokyo Games.
- Peter Bol: The Sudanese-Australian runner who lifted a nationon 2021-08-05 at 04:51
Peter Bol’s Olympics has delighted Australians, becoming a “symbol of what we can aspire to be”.
- South Sudan’s VP Machar ousted as party head, say rivalsby Laura DI BIASIO on 2021-08-04 at 21:28
South Sudan’s Vice President Riek Machar has been ousted as head of his party and the national armed forces, according to party rivals. They say Machar was deposed following a three-day gathering of senior members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO). Machar was a pivotal figure in South Sudan’s descent into civil war in 2013 and his removal could upset the delicate post-conflict balance in the country.
- MSF leaves Cameroon’s Anglophone region after government suspensionby Laura DI BIASIO on 2021-08-03 at 21:01
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) has lost a battle to keep up operations in Cameroon’s northwest. Communities in the English-speaking region have been caught in devastating fighting between security forces and Anglophone separatists for four years. The violence has killed more than 3,000 people and forced one million from their homes. Despite the crisis, Cameroon’s government suspended MSF’s work in the region at the end of last year and talks to reverse the decision have hit an impasse.
- Several hostages killed in eastern DR Congo by armed Islamist groupby NEWS WIRES on 2021-08-03 at 16:04
At least 16 people were knifed to death weeks after being taken hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s east, in bloodletting blamed on armed Islamists, military and local sources said Tuesday.
- Doctors across Nigeria begin indefinite strikeby Laura DI BIASIO on 2021-08-02 at 21:01
Amid a surge in Covid-19 infections, Nigeria’s frontline doctors have begun an indefinite strike. The country’s Association of Resident Doctors says the government has ignored their demands, which include months of back pay and bonuses for treating coronavirus patients. As France 24’s Sam Olukoya reports, it’s the fourth time doctors have gone on strike since the start of the pandemic.
- Tunisia’s president replaces finance and communications ministers in latest government shake-upby FRANCE 24 on 2021-08-02 at 20:24
Tunisian President Kais Saied relieved the finance and economy minister and the communications and technologies minister – who is also acting agriculture and water resources minister – from their positions, the presidency said on its Facebook page Monday.
- Tokyo Olympics: Taking care of mental health in elite sportson 2021-08-02 at 17:58
Dr. Tshepang Tshube says it is vital for elite athletes like Simone Biles to protect their mental health.
- Kenya’s first female paraglider on life from a bird’s eye viewon 2021-08-02 at 11:05
“Kenya 1” aka Nyambura Kariuki, shares her thoughts on being Kenya’s first ever female paraglider.
- More arrests in Madagascar in connection with plot to kill presidentby NEWS WIRES on 2021-08-01 at 23:06
Madagascar on Sunday announced the arrest of five generals as well as high-ranking police officers in connection with a failed attempt to assassinate President Andry Rajoelina, the attorney general said.
- Nigerian student shocked to see friend’s body in anatomy classon 2021-08-01 at 23:01
Nigerian students often dissect “unclaimed” bodies from mortuaries but some are victims of police violence.
- More than a dozen soldiers killed, several missing in Niger attackby NEWS WIRES on 2021-08-01 at 22:33
Fifteen soldiers have been killed and six more are missing after a “terrorist” attack in southwest Niger, near the border with Burkina Faso, the defence ministry announced Sunday.
- Security forces in Tunisia arrest two MPs from party opposed to president’s consolidation of powerby NEWS WIRES on 2021-08-01 at 20:41
Tunisian security forces have arrested two MPs from an Islamist party opposed to a power grab by President Kais Saied, their party said Sunday.
- Rescue ships pull almost 400 migrants from overcrowded boat off Tunisiaby NEWS WIRES on 2021-08-01 at 12:38
Two humanitarian rescue ships pulled 394 migrants from a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean overnight on Sunday in an operation lasting about six hours, a Reuters witness said.
- Sunflower farming blooms in Kenya after khat export banon 2021-08-01 at 05:01
Some farmers are growing sunflowers to boost their incomes after a ban on exports of the khat plant.
- The women fighting infertility stigma in Nigeriaon 2021-07-31 at 23:01
Three Nigerian women confront the prejudice they have faced on their fertility journeys.
- Several civilians killed in rebel attack in northeast Central African Republic, UN saysby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-31 at 20:29
Rebels killed six civilians and wounded several others Saturday in an attack on a village in the northeast of the volatile Central African Republic, the UN peacekeeping mission said.
- Nigeria’s kidnap crisis: ‘I saw my two-year-old carried by a man with a gun’on 2021-07-30 at 23:17
Parents of schoolchildren abducted in Nigeria describe their trauma, and dilemma over the ransom demands.
- Mali’s interim government has elections plan in light of ‘fixed timeline’ for transition: PMby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-30 at 20:51
Mali’s transitional government is conscious of its commitment to a fixed deadline for arranging elections to restore democracy after last year’s coup, Prime Minister Choguel Maiga said on Friday.
- Tunisian security forces arrest MP critical of President Saied’s ‘military coup’by NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-30 at 20:26
Tunisian security forces on Friday arrested a member of parliament who condemned President Kais Saied’s power grab as a “military coup”, his party said.
- Tokyo Olympics 2020: ‘I’m Nigerian and Ghanaian, but I compete for Ghana’on 2021-07-30 at 14:23
Triple jumper Nadia Eke talks dance, jollof and wellbeing as she prepares to compete at Tokyo 2020.
- Niger President Mohamed Bazoum on the importance of keeping girls in schoolon 2021-07-30 at 13:22
Niger President Mohamed Bazoum says that his country must work hard to keep girls in school.
- Africa’s week in pictures: 23-29 July 2021on 2021-07-29 at 23:10
A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond.
- Tokyo Olympics: Kenya’s runners form ‘mum’s club’on 2021-07-29 at 08:31
Top Kenyan female athletes have been juggling parenting and training for the Tokyo Olympics.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.