Africa Midday

Channel Africa  |  Podcast, ±57 min episodes every 4 days
A current affairs show produced live by the current affairs team.
23
MAR
* Tensions continue to increase in Cameroon ahead of todays military court-hearing of four strike leaders who could be sentenced to death..................... * Today Human Rights Watch is launching a report documenting how the occupation of schools by armed groups in the Central African Republic has been increasing........ * The United Nations food agency says it is extremely concerned about the seven-hundred-thousand people still trapped in western Mosul in Iraq............ * Business news: Germany-Africa Business Forum underway in Frankfurt, Germany, seeking to strengthen trade and investment ties..... * Sports news: Kenya takes on Uganda in an International Friendly today
20
MAR
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: ** Opposition leaders in South Sudan are pushing to be included in the forthcoming National Dialogue without preconditions from the government. ** the first step to prepare for elections in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho has been completed.. **.Ethiopia is planning to start using a new garbage site in the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa - following a landslide that killed over one-hundred-and-ten people a week ago ** in business news .......there are calls on African leaders to rely on each others strengths. ** and in sports news ........Bafana to face Angola in East London
15
MAR
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: ** Lesotho's Independent Electoral Commission says 3 months is the shortest time that it has ever had to prepare for elections. **Twelve workers remain in captivity near an oil refinery after they were kidnapped by fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar.. ** and.............embattled Malawi President Peter Mutharika has appointed a new deputy minister of agriculture, water and irrigation. ** in business news .......South Africa's Finance Minister expresses confidence that social grants payments will be paid on April 1... ** and in sports news .........Durban has lost the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth games..
13
MAR
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: ** South Sudan President Salva Kiir, has publicly repented for the mistakes he has made in his country which remains gripped by ethnic fighting. ................... **Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after a near-two month medical leave,............. ** and.............this week is World Glaucoma Week.................... ** in business news ....... Kenyan families spend as much as twice the amount of money they used two months ago as inflation sky-rockets for the third consecutive month....
09
MAR
TOP STORIES THIS AFRICA MIDDAY ** Today Marks fourteen years since the creation of the African Peer review mechanism-. ** UN chief says allegations of grave human rights abuses in the DRC should face a high-level international probe..................... ** and.............New data shows that majority of people in 24 countries believe men and women should be treated equaly................................ ** in business news ....... Ministers from various African countries join in an effort to enhance Africa's energy and infrastructure sectors... ** and in sports news ........Zambia beat Amajita to reach CUP OF NATIONS final
07
MAR
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: ** The United Nations Security Council says the humanitarian crisis in Lake Chad Basin is of global concern ** The United Nations is working overtime to avert another disaster in Somalia like the one that claimed two-hundred-and-sixty-thousand lives six years ago............. and.................members of the Pan African Parliament have lashed out at the South African government for failing to provide them with adequate security...................... ** in business news .......Dozens of Kenyans are staring at an uncertain future after a real estate firm mysteriously shut down, with hundreds of thousands of Dollars in clients' savings.... ** and in sports news .........Confederation of African Football has intervened in a dispute involving Zambia Football association
28
FEB
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: ** The UN Secretary-General says the denial of human rights is a disease which is spreading everywhere.. ** Former South African President Thabo Mbeki says higher education has a critical role to play in realising the total rebirth of Africa. and.................Cameroon has again seized Nigerian vessels fishing illegaly on its territorial waters off the Atlantic coast. ** in business news .......South Africa's petrochemicals group finds oil in wells off Mozambique ** and in sports news ...........Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says he is relieved to have retained his job after a series of reviews by the South African Rugby Union's executive council.
24
FEB
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: * The eastern African regional Countries police chiefs have expressed their commitment in combating cross border crimes that have surged in the recent years. ** Foreign nationals living in Tanzania illegally are facing arrest and deportation. ***The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has issued a warning that the food security situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad basin is drastically deteriorating ** in business news ........More South African businesses targeted in Nigeria ** and in sports news .....Gerard Nus, a member of Ghana's coaching staff at this year's Africa Cup of Nations is staging a sit-in at a hotel in the capital Accra in a row over his salary
20
FEB
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: ** At least thirty-nine people have been killed and about fifty injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu ** South Africa's Deputy President and SADC facilitator has welcomed the return of exiled politicians to Lesotho. ***the African Women in Leadership Organisation South Africa will this weekend host a fundraising gala to boost their Central African Republic Pygmy Intervention Project. ** in business news ........Half of Kenya's state corporations in a financial mess... ** and in sports news .....South Africa Premier Soccer League team Orlando Pirates has appointed the Swedish, Kjell Jonevrett as their new coach..
17
FEB
TOP STORIES THIS AFRICA MIDDAY ***Talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in Burundi resume in Arusha, Tanzanzania.... ** Tropical storm Dineo brings heavy rains in parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces in South Africa after lashing the Mozambican coastline .......... and.......Former prime minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane vowes to win back power two years after fleeing in fear of his life...... In business news...Nigeria orders the immediate payment of funds owed to petroleum marketers…. ** and in sports news .....Home advantage plays a critical role in African football and this weekend's CAF Super Cup....
13
FEB
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: ** The UN Security Council has welcomed the conclusion of the Somalia electoral process that ended with the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" ** Lesotho opposition leaders return home from exile *** and...............As the food crisis in Yemen deteriorates, United Nations agencies are calling on the international community to help avert a catastrophe ** in business news ........Nigeria recovers 151 million US Dollars in stolen state funds... ** and sports news .....Orlando Pirates Chairman says violence is not the answer in the football fields