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Africa is not a Country. It is a Continent.
“If all I knew about Africa were from popular images, I too would think that Africa was a place of beautiful landscapes, beautiful animals and incomprehensible people, fighting senseless wars, dying of poverty and AIDS, unable to speak for themselves”. This quote from the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is in the introduction to Dipo […]

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 07:29:02 +0000

Energy Transition: Is it Time for Africa to Talk Tough?
Thirty-year-old Difasi Amooti Kisembo is one of the demonstrators near the EU delegation offices in Kampala. He and a handful of others have traveled from Uganda’s oil and gas-rich Albertine region’s district to Uganda’s capital Kampala to express their displeasure with an EU Parliament’s resolution against the planned construction of the East African Crude Oil […]

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 09:00:54 +0000

Poverty Impacts on Efforts to End Child Marriage, say Parliamentarians
Child marriage continues to be a scourge in many African countries – despite legislation and efforts of many, including parliamentarians, to keep girls in school and create brighter futures for them. This was the view of participants in a recent webinar held under the auspices of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (FPA) […]

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 23:02:42 +0000

Climate Action Plans Could Help Address Injustice, Inequity in African Cities
Equity and justice feature prominently in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th (IPCC) Assessment Report Working Group II, published in 2022. The report focuses on the impacts of climate change, as well as vulnerability and adaptation. In its summary for policymakers, the report states: “Inclusive governance that prioritizes equity and justice in adaptation planning […]

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 05:53:47 +0000

Aged Persons Haunted by Abuse in Zimbabwe
At his house in Mabvuku, a high-density suburb in Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, 86-year-old Tinago Murape claims his grandchildren starve him. Not only that, but Murape, who now walks with the support of a walking stick, said his three grandchildren – grown-up men with their wives and children living in his house, accuse him of […]

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 02:17:22 +0000

Women’s Financial Inclusion, Empowerment in Kenya
A two-year-old child cries hysterically as his mother attends to customers standing in front of her stall to buy vegetables on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The mother, 25-year-old Esther, who refuses to give her surname for fear her husband will know that she has spoken to strangers about family issues, sells spinach, […]

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 10:32:37 +0000

The New Cold War Over Access To Safe Abortion in Kenya
Fatuma is a 24 year old girl from Korogocho, an informal settlement in Nairobi. She died in December 2021, from complications arising from an unsafe abortion. Her friend and a few of her neighbors found her bleeding profusely and unable to move. They rushed her to the hospital. Unfortunately, she died before she could see […]

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:25:44 +0000
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US to Send Recent Uganda Visitors to 5 Airports for Ebola Screening
The Biden administration will begin redirecting U.S.-bound travelers who had been to Uganda within the previous 21 days to five major American airports to be screened for Ebola as public health officials sent an alert to health care workers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday issued an alert to health care workers to raise awareness about the outbreak but said there were currently no suspected or confirmed U.S. Ebola cases from the Sudan strain, which is...

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 16:30:19 -0400

African Oil Conference Delegates React to OPEC Cuts 
Delegates at Africa's biggest oil conference have expressed concern about rising prices after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, plus nonmembers who also export oil, decided this week to cut production targets. The majority of the oil cartel's 13 member states are in Africa, but many African countries have to import refined oil. Speaking at the Africa Oil Week conference in Cape Town, Omar Farouk Ibrahim, secretary-general of the African Petroleum Producers...

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 16:02:26 -0400

Rwanda Court Acquits Reporters Accused of Publishing Fake News
A Rwandan court has acquitted three journalists who had been detained for four years on charges of spreading false information with the intention of inciting violence and tarnishing the country's image. Rights groups say Rwanda is among the countries in sub-Saharan Africa that has the worst record for jailing journalists, and accuse the government of using authoritarian means to stifle dissent. The government rejects the accusations, saying it guarantees free speech. Jean Damascene...

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 15:04:28 -0400

Chad Transition Period Extension Worries Experts
The push for democracy in Chad suffered a setback last weekend, when a political forum organized by military rulers postponed elections for another two years. An 18-month political transition led by Mahamat Idriss Deby was supposed to end this month.  Instead, it’s been prolonged after a national dialogue forum last weekend adopted resolutions that push back elections by two years and authorize Deby to run for president. Cameron Hudson, a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and...

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:32:12 -0400

Remaining 23 Captives Freed from March Railway Attack in Nigeria
A Nigerian gang has freed the remaining 23 people it had held for six months since attacking a train in northern Kaduna state. Gunmen initially took more than 60 people from the train and authorities have negotiated for months with the gang to win their release. Relatives of the victims welcomed their release but have also had strong words about growing insecurity in Nigeria. The victims were released Wednesday evening, more than 180 days after they were abducted when armed men attacked...

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:01:45 -0400

Ethiopia, Tigray Forces Agree to AU-Mediated Dialogue
Ethiopia's nearly two-year civil war with Tigrayan forces may finally see peace talks after both sides agreed to an African Union-mediated dialogue in South Africa this weekend.  The talks would come after a series of airstrikes in Tigray, including one Tuesday that aid workers say killed more than 50 people when it hit a school sheltering war-displaced people.  There have been reports of heavy fighting since hostilities resumed in late August between Ethiopia’s federal government and...

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 12:56:04 -0400

Zambia Arrests Former Health Minister for $18 Million Scandal
Zambia's anti-corruption commission has arrested a former health minister and four others for an alleged corrupt deal worth nearly $18 million. Zambia's anti-corruption commission says former health minister, Chitalu Chilufya, defrauded the government in a deal to buy health kits worth nearly $18 million.    He was arrested and charged Wednesday along with four others — the ministry's former permanent secretary and three directors of the Honey Bee Pharmacy company.    They...

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 11:46:40 -0400

Babies in Tigray Dying at 4 Times Pre-War Levels, Study Says

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 09:26:20 -0400

Cameroon Military Asks Civilians Displaced by Boko Haram to Return
Cameroon’s defense minister said it is safe for 40,000 villagers displaced by the militant group Boko Haram near the borders with Chad and Nigeria to return home. But villagers say they first need food aid as the fighting forced them to abandon their farms and livestock. Cameroon military officials, led by Defense Minister Joseph Beti Assomo, told workers at Maroua’s military hospital that the government will foot the bills of all troops injured in battles against the Nigerian terrorist...

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 09:25:16 -0400

Somalia Grappling With Humanitarian, Human Rights Crises
An independent expert is calling for international support for Somalia which is struggling to stave off famine and conflict amidst a humanitarian and human rights crisis. She has submitted her report to the U.N. Human Rights Council. The most pressing issue facing Somalia is a looming famine resulting from four years of consecutive drought. U.N. agencies report hundreds of thousands of people are facing starvation as acute malnutrition reaches new heights. Independent expert on the human...

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 09:10:07 -0400

Why Burkina Faso Protesters Waved Russian Flags in French Embassy Attack
During the coup in Burkina Faso last Friday, civilians and troops took to the streets with Russian flags, saying they wanted the country's security partnership with France replaced by one with Russia. In this report from Ouagadougou, Henry Wilkins investigates how Russian disinformation played a part in the country's second coup in eight months. VOA footage by Daniel Gnienhoun and Henry Wilkins.

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 08:48:03 -0400
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Catherine Phiri: Zambian boxer 'to be back' after two-year doping ban
Zambian boxing champion Catherine Phiri has been suspended from all boxing activities for two years after being found to have used a banned substance.

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 17:09:59 GMT

WHO alert over India-made cough syrups after deaths in The Gambia
Some 66 deaths in The Gambia may be linked to four syrups made by an India-based firm, world health officials say.

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:26:33 GMT

The terrors of Kenya’s school fire epidemic
The BBC talks to students whose schools have been set on fire in a spate of recent arson attacks.

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 23:28:37 GMT

The Aluu Four: Ten years on from the mob killing that shocked Nigeria
The mob lynching of four students ten years ago shocked Nigeria.

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 18:14:32 GMT

East Africa drought: Why is it happening?
Ben Rich explains what is causing the repeated failed rainy seasons in the region and the impact of climate change.

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 13:47:00 GMT

Proscovia Peace: Netball has provided meaning to Uganda captain's life
Uganda captain Proscovia Peace on netball helping her through many struggles in life, including being poisoned.

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 08:58:55 GMT

Somalia drought: The fight for survival as famine looms
Children are dying in growing numbers amid the worst drought to hit Somalia in 40 years.

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 20:54:36 GMT

Burkina Faso coup: Who is new leader Ibrahim Traoré?
Burkina Faso has a new leadership, after members of the army overthrew the government.

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 10:27:54 GMT

Aluu 4: Ten years from the lynching that shocked Nigeria
Little has changed 10 years after the mob killing of four students that shocked Nigeria.

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 23:29:09 GMT

Capt Ibrahim Traoré: Burkina Faso's new military ruler
Capt Ibrahim Traoré is the latest young officer to seize power in France's former colonies in Africa.

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 14:24:33 GMT