Africa Midday

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±57 min episodes every 2 days  | 
*South Africa's crime crisis likened  to a low-intensity civil war
*The government in Sudan and two rebel movements sign a peace declaration ahead of planned peace talks
*And Tunisia gears up for its highly  anticipated presidential election on Sunday
*In business news: The World Bank approves a 450-million-US-dollar loan to Tanzania
*And in sports news: Caster Semenya and Sunette Viljoen to receive  gold and silver medals  eight years late

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21
JAN

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** South Africa braces itself for the entry of yet another political party...

*** The US Senate prepares to hear opening arguments as the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump gets underway...

In Economics: The World Economic Forum officially begins in Davos, Switzerland..

And in Sport: Rising South African tennis star suffers an early exit at the Australian Open...
20
JAN

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** Lesotho police appealing for help to trace the Prime Minister's wife wanted for questioning over the 2017 murder of his estranged wife...

*** Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association express concern that investors have begun shying away from the mining sector owing to the machete killings countrywide...

In Economics: African leaders meet with UK prime minister, Boris Johnson at the UK Africa Summit in London...

And in Sport: South African national under 20 women football team open their World Cup campaign with a victory...
17
JAN

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR..

*** After weeks of intense pressure, it looks like Lesotho's Prime Minister will relent and step down...

*** South African deputy president's efforts to end the impasse in South Sudan promises to bear fruit...

In Economics: The six member countries of the West African Monetary Zone reject the name of the proposed single currency...

And in Sport: South African national under 20 football team raring to go against Zambia in the world cup qualifier...
16
JAN

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** Malawi's Anti-Corruption Bureau, ACB, looks into a complaint that some politicians attempted to bribe Constitutional Court judges...

*** The Committee to Protect Journalists, appeals to the government in Sudan to end suspension of two private newspapers and two television stations...

In Economics: China's foreign minister meets with Zimbabwean President during his visit to the country as part of his Africa tour...

And in Sport: South African national Netball team finalises its preparations for the upcoming Nations Cup in England...
15
JAN

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** Malawi's Anti-Corruption Bureau, ACB, looks into a complaint that some politicians attempted to bribe Constitutional Court judges...

*** The Committee to Protect Journalists, appeals to the government in Sudan to end suspension of two private newspapers and two television stations...

In Economics: China's foreign minister meets with Zimbabwean President during his visit to the country as part of his Africa tour...

And in Sport: South African national Netball team finalises its preparations for the upcoming Nations Cup in England...
14
JAN

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan meet to try and resolve their disagreements over the hydroelectric dam build on the river Nile...

*** A court issues an arrest warrant for the wife of Lesotho's Prime Minister...

In Economics: South Africa's power utility Eskom denies reports that Stage-8 loadshedding is imminent...

And in Sport: South Africa's national Under-20 Women's team prepares for the Women's World Cup qualifier against Zambia...
13
JAN

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** Malawi's Chief Justice wants judges probed with few weeks to go before Malawi's Constitutional Court delivers its ruling on whether to rerun Presidential Elections...

*** Both sides in Libya's conflict agree to a ceasefire to end nine months of fighting after weeks of international diplomacy...

In Economics: Kenya's tourism earnings grew by 3-point-9 percent to 1-point-6 billion US dollars as arrivals defied terror threats...

And in Sport: Mamelodi Sundowns have reached the quarterfinals of the CAF Champions League...
10
JAN

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR..

*** Cameroon deploys at least a thousand additional troops to its crisis-prone English speaking regions ahead of the February 9 local council and parliamentary elections...

*** The UN mission in the DRC says all people on board of the South African National Defense Forces' aircraft that crash-landed in Goma are safe...

In Economics: Businessman Tokyo Sexwale says it is important for leaders to speak with one voice when dealing with issues such as the crisis at South Africa's power utility Eskom...

And in Sport: International Olympic Committee president wants politics out of this year's Tokyo Olympic Games...
09
JAN

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR..

*** Lesotho's police commissioner has accused Prime Minister Thomas Thabane of involvement in the killing of his wife ahead of his inauguration in 2017...

Zimbabwean senate declares war against machete-wielding gangs that terrorize the whole nation...

*** South African President says they will work to ensure that the governing ANC, is united and renewed against all odds...

In Economics: South Africa's embattled power utility Eskom says it will continue to cut power until Friday after losing generating capacity overnight...

And in Sport: Cricket Players unwilling to endorse four-day Test plan...
08
JAN

Africa Miday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** South African President makes bold promises regarding land restitution...

*** Several communities in Cameroon's English speaking attack at least 5 camps belonging to separatist fighters...

In Economics: The Black Business Council of South Africa has expresses concern on the persistent load shedding by power utility Eskom...

And in Sport: South African national women's coach receives continental football's highest accolade...
07
JAN

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** The situation remains tense in Kenya's Coastal Island town of Lamu, following an attack by Somalia's Al Shabab militants last Sunday...

*** Malawi has introduced electronic passport , visa and permit systems...

In Economics: Russia's state lender files a lawsuit in Britain's High Court against a Mozambican government company it lent hefty sums to...

And in Sport: South Africa's national netball team is getting ready to compete in the upcoming Vitality Nations Cup...
06
JAN

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta outlines his government's plans for the coming decade...

*** South Africa mourns the loss of one its foremost business icons...

In Economics: Global oil prices shoot up by more that 2 percent in overnight trade following President Donald Trump's threat to impose sanctions on Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran in the Middle East...

And in Sport: South Africa bounced back from an opening loss to Serbia with a clean sweep victory over Chile...

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