Africa Midday

Channel Africa  |  Podcast, ±57 min episodes every 4 days
A current affairs show produced live by the current affairs team.
23
JUN
TOP STORIES THIS AFRICA MIDDAY ** Botswana's Former president Sir Ketumile Masire has died............ **Memorial service of the late Namibian freedom fighter, Andimba Toivo ya Toivo to be held today ....... ** and..........Malawi is hit by a major minibus strike. .................. ** in business news .......Southern Africa Customs Union countries are gathering in Swaziland... ........................... ** and in sports....Organisers hoping Ellis Park will be filled to capacity when the Springboks host France in the third and final Test on Saturday
22
JUN
TOP STORIES THIS AFRICA MIDDAY ** South Africa's highest court rules that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret. ***** Angola set to choose a successor to President Eduardo dos Santos after 38 years of rule. ** and..........Protracted conflicts and disasters said to have left a record 141 million people in need of humanitarian help. ** in business news .........Zimbabwe's bond notes, which trade at par with the US Dollar ease liquidity shortages ** and in sports......Esperance de Tunis and Mamelodi Sundowns shared the spoils in the Champions league clash
20
JUN
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: * Tanzanian authorities have banned a newspaper for two years over articles it published linking two former Tanzanian presidents to alleged corruption. ** Today is World Refugee Day ** and........... the World Health Organisation, WHO has launched a series of video courses on epidemics, pandemics and health emergencies for people working in emergencies ** in business news .................. London-based Barclays bank including four individuals and a former Chief Executive have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud ** and in sports...........Kenya has been given an August deadline by CAF to be ready for CHAN.
19
JUN
*Suspected terrorist attack takes place in Mali. *Zimbabwe's Parirenyatwa Hospital will conduct free correctional surgery this week on people afflicted with cleft and palate deformities. *The South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will be co-hosting the World Aqua Culture conference next week. *Business: formal Brexit negotiations begin in Brussels this Monday. *Sports: Springbok coach is proud of his team's series win.
15
JUN
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: ** A combined suicide bomb and gun attack at a hotel and restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has killed at least 19 people. ** There are reports that more than forty people have been killed in South Sudan in a major battle between fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar and government troops. ** and........... Conflict in Syria continues to rage with disastrous consequences for civilians who continue to bear the brunt of the six-year war ** in business news .................. The European Union law to abolish roaming charges for people using mobile phones abroad comes into force today ** and in sports...........South Africa's national women cricket team departs for the Cricket World Cup tomorrow
14
JUN
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: ** The Intergovernmental Authority for Development has directed that the peace agreement signed by President Salva Kiir and his opponent Riek Machar, should be revived as soon as possible............... ** Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that he will concede defeat in the upcoming general election if he loses.................. ** and........... A huge fire has destroyed a high-rise block of flats in London................... ** in business news .................. The Fix the Patent Laws Coalition welcomes the Competition Commission's investigation into alleged price fixing of cancer medicines in South Africa.... ** and in sports...........Cameroon joins Confederation tussle for the 3rd time......................
13
JUN
* The Intergovernmental Authority for Development has held a summit to discuss the situation in South Sudan. * The World Food Programme is facing a huge challenge in providing assistance to people affected by different crises in Chad. * Today is International Albino Awareness Day. * Business news: Moody's downgrades five of South Africa's largest banks. * Sports: Bafana prepare for 18th meeting with regular opponents Zambia
12
JUN
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: ** Reports from South Sudan say rumours of a coup have forced President Salva Kiir to skip an extra-ordinary Summit of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development. **The son of Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi's has been released by an armed group in western Libya ** and...........Condolences continue to pour in following the death of Namibian struggle icon Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo. ** in business news .................. Senegalese authorities detain seven Chinese trawling vessels for illegally fishing in its waters ** and in sports...........Bafana bafana trounced Nigeria in their backyard
08
JUN
* Sudan is accusing Egypt of heavily arming rebels fighting the Khartoum authorities in the troubled south-western region of Darfur. * The national nurses strike in public hospitals in Kenya has entered its fourth day. * Today is World Ocean Day. * Business news: Renowned novelist and scholar, Ngugi wa Thiongo speaks out against colonial tax. * Sports: Bafana Bafana have arrived in Nigeria.
05
JUN
TOP STORIES THIS AFRICA MIDDAY ** Vote counting continues in Lesotho. ***African freight and logistics on the spotlight at a meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa.... ** and.........Today marks World Environment Day................... ** in business news .........Oil markets rise around one percent, pushed up by tensions in the Middle East where top crude exporter, Saudi Arabia and other Arab states cut off ties with Qatar. ** and in sports........... Bafana Bafana has started its camp in preparation for the African Nations Cup qualifier away to Nigeria.
31
MAY
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: ** Election fever has gripped the southern African nation of Lesotho as it prepares to hold one of its crucial polls this weekend ** The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa wants South Africans to boycott all Zambian products ** and...........South Africa's Land Claims Commission says the country is far from successfully changing the land ownership in the country ** in business news ...................Italian energy company to complete its long-awaited final investment decision ** and in sports........... South African Rugby delivered what it believes is a winning bid
30
MAY
TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR: ** South Africa's ruling party says its National Executive Committee has accepted a proposal into a judicial inquiry into alleged state capture.. ** Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, has officially been cleared by the country's independent electoral commission to contest presidential election.. ** and...........Oxfam International says it is disappointed with the outcomes of the just ended summit of leaders of the world's most industrialised nations. ** in business news ....................Global rating agencies urge South Africa's ruling leadership to communicate clear messages on economic growth... ** and in sports........... Momentum Women's Proteas coach is upbeat about the upcoming Women's World Cup.