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Cabo Verde Hoists the Blue Flag
On 20 January, the world’s best sailors arrived in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, completing the initial leg of the 2023 edition of The Ocean Race. Coinciding with this stop was the launch of Cabo Verde’s first blue bond at the Ocean Summit, an event jointly organized by The Ocean Race and the Government of Cabo Verde […]

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 08:36:53 +0000

New Business Technology Transfer Provides Benefits for African Pharmaceutical Industry
A few months after German biotechnology company BioNTech announced the establishment of the first-ever local vaccine manufacturing in Rwanda, experts believe the successful implementation of such initiatives across the continent will require countries to acquire know-how while encouraging potential industrial partners in the pharmaceutical industry. Experts emphasise the need to prioritise technology transfer to revamp […]

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 09:35:31 +0000

Digital Politics: “Disconnected Citizens Are Kept Away from Opportunities”
In 2022, Saudi Arabia “quietly” sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity, marking the longest Saudi sentence ever for a peaceful activist. Fast forward and award-winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was charged with two counts of “offensive communication” after making unflattering remarks about the president and his son on Twitter. […]

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 08:48:17 +0000

We Want to Be Legal; We’re Not ‘Zama Zama’ Criminals Say South African Artisanal Miners
Mining towns across South Africa have become hostage to a booming but bloody illegal mining economy. Wealthy kingpins, mainly from neighbouring Lesotho, run criminal syndicates and recruit poverty-stricken workers to go into disused underground shafts to dig for the country’s mineral wealth. Dubbed ‘Zama Zama’, many of them are former mine workers retrenched by the […]

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 09:20:22 +0000

Africa Wants IMF Special Drawing Rights Re-Allocated to Finance Its Development
African countries, many reeling under high debt and experiencing economic recession, could benefit from the reallocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR), financial instruments of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). SDRs are interest-bearing units of accounts created by the IMF in 1969 to increase the official reserves of member countries. External shocks that have hit the […]

Fri, 20 Jan 2023 09:52:30 +0000

The People of Africa Need Relief: the Biden Administration can Provide it
United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is traveling to South Africa, Zambia, and Senegal this week in the hopes of strengthening U.S.-Africa relations at a time of waning U.S. influence on the continent — the first in a series of Biden administration trips announced at last month’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. As African women leaders working […]

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 08:19:35 +0000

Africa’s Vast Arable Land Underutilized for Both Cash and Food Crops
Concerns are rife that while Africa is growing more crops, these are not for food and that on the current trajectory, present food import costs into Africa, now estimated at 55 billion US dollars a year, could double by 2030. Three crop species-maize, wheat and rice meet an estimated 50 percent of the global requirements […]

Mon, 16 Jan 2023 13:22:50 +0000
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Somalia Welcomes Killing of IS Leader
Somalia’s government welcomed the death of Bilal al-Sudani, the Islamic State group leader killed by U.S. special operations forces in a remote part of northern Somalia on Wednesday night. “It’s a very positive and welcoming,” Hussein Sheikh Ali, national security adviser for Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud told VOA Somali on Thursday. Ali, who is in Washington, told VOA that Islamic State is not the major threat to Somalia, as is al-Shabab, but its leader, al-Sudani, was a...

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 01:43:28 -0500

Officials Say Nigerian Elections on Track Despite Violence
Nigeria's electoral commission says will hold elections in February despite threats to its facilities and staff. Since Nigeria's last elections in 2019, the commission has recorded more than 50 attacks on its facilities. Observers say such violence could hinder voting if it happens in the run-up to the polls. Timothy Obiezu reports from Abuja, Nigeria.

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 22:00:49 -0500

US Military Kills Senior Islamic State Official in Somalia
U.S. special operations forces have killed a senior Islamic State group official and 10 other terrorist operatives in remote northern Somalia, the Biden administration announced Thursday. The operation carried out on Wednesday targeted Bilal al-Sudani, a key financial facilitator for the global terrorist organization, in a mountainous cave complex. "This action leaves the United States and its partners safer and more secure, and it reflects our steadfast commitment to protecting...

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 19:33:12 -0500

Tanzanian Opposition Holds First Rallies in 6 Years After Ban Lifted
Tanzania's opposition Chadema party held its first public rally in six years this week, after the government lifted a ban on such gatherings.  Despite the restored right to rally, critics doubt Tanzania's Party of the Revolution, the second-longest ruling party in Africa, will stop squeezing opponents and say a change in law is needed. Charles Kombe reports from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. VOA footage by Rajabu Hassan.

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 16:56:36 -0500

Fresh Clashes as M23 Rebels Make Gains in East DR Congo
M23 rebels in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo clashed with soldiers and rival militias on Thursday, according to officials, who said the group's fighters had also severed a vital road in the turbulent region. The M23 has conquered swaths of territory in North Kivu province since last year and advanced toward its capital, Goma. The group first leapt to prominence in 2012 when it captured the city of more than 1 million people before being driven out the following...

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 15:38:50 -0500

With New Deep Sea Port, Nigeria’s Focus Turns to Better Road, Rail Connections 
Nigerian authorities have hailed the launch of a deepwater seaport in Lagos they say will create 300,000 jobs and reduce shipping bottlenecks. While the new port is expected to reduce losses due to congestion, shipping industry experts say Nigeria's poor roads and rail connections to ports also must be improved. The launch by President Mohammadu Buhari during his two-day visit this week to Lagos signaled his government's effort to grow Nigeria's economy through...

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 15:29:42 -0500

Senegal Politics Heat Up as President Sall Stays Mum About Third Term  
Senegal’s former prime minister Aminata Toure says she will keep fighting against a possible third term for her former boss, President Macky Sall, who remains silent on his intentions regarding the 2024 presidential election. Toure was stripped of her seat in parliament this week — a move she says is based solely on her decision to oppose to a potential candidacy by President Sall. “I believe President Macky Sall should not run for a third term. We both campaigned for the 2016 constitution...

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 13:54:39 -0500

Burkina Faso Protesters Call for Russians to Help Fight Islamist Militants
After a recent military pullout, only about 400 French troops remain in Burkina Faso to help the government fight Islamist militants linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State. But now many in the country want Russia to help and the government has ordered all French troops to leave within the month. Reporter Kader Traore has more from Ouagadougou in this report narrated by Vincent Makori.

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 13:33:49 -0500

African Leaders Discuss Path to Food Security at Dakar Summit
African heads of state and development partners will discuss ways to increase Africa’s agricultural production at a summit in progress in Senegal. Climate change, soaring inflation, and the effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine have combined to make food security precarious throughout much of Africa. The consensus throughout the three-day event has been that it’s time for Africa to end its dependence on food imports. The continent has enough arable land to feed 9 billion people, yet it spends...

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 09:46:21 -0500

US, Chinese, Russian Officials Scramble to Visit Africa
Top Chinese, Russian and American officials are visiting Africa, the world’s fastest-growing continent, this month. Several U.S. officials are in Africa, walking a fine line between their desire for Africa’s support against Russian aggression and Chinese ambitions, and their promise to do work that benefits the continent. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from Washington.

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 22:32:41 -0500

US, Chinese, Russian Officials Scramble to Visit Africa
Top Chinese, Russian and American officials are scrambling this month to visit African nations and pledge their commitment to the world's fastest-growing continent. As President Joe Biden prepares for a visit later this year, several of his top officials have recently visited Africa. There, they must balance the desire to secure the continent's support against Russian aggression and Chinese ambitions with their promise to work to benefit Africa. Washington says this is not about...

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 21:23:32 -0500
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Africa's week in pictures: 20-26 January 2023
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and beyond this week.

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:38:23 GMT

Egypt archaeology: Gold-covered mummy among latest discoveries
The mummy was found inside a sarcophagus that has remained unopened for 4,300 years.

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 19:18:47 GMT

Oshoala hits hat-trick as Barca win 50th game in a row
Nigerian Asisat Oshoala scores a hat-trick as Barcelona Femeni become the first team ever to win 50 league games in a row.

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 16:31:47 GMT

Lack of arenas 'challenge' for African basketball - Raptors boss
Africa will struggle with its efforts to host NBA games due to a lack of quality venues, Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri says.

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 14:43:32 GMT

Can these rocks really power light bulbs? No, say the experts
Viral videos of minerals with apparent electrical properties are not what they seem.

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 00:47:51 GMT

Nigeria elections 2023: What you need to know
The BBC explores key contenders, voter issues and why this ballot is different to previous ones.

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 03:20:40 GMT

Africa Eye: Filmmaker Noella Luka documents her battle with bipolar disorder
Noella Luka documents her own descent into bipolar disorder challenging the stigmas surrounding the issue of mental health in Kenya.

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 13:09:39 GMT

Nigeria 2023 elections: 'We are good to go' says Inec Chairman
The head of Nigeria's election body Mahmood Yakubu tells the BBC next month's elections will go ahead as planned.

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 13:08:30 GMT

Nigeria elections 2023: The allegations against Atiku, Obi and Tinubu
The main presidential candidates deny accusations of trading in drugs, money laundering and tax avoidance.

Sat, 21 Jan 2023 02:33:14 GMT

Tanzanian killed in Ukraine: We told him not to go
Nemes Tarimo, who was in prison in Russia, joined the Wagner Group to get a pardon, his family says.

Fri, 20 Jan 2023 15:26:31 GMT