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01
DEC

World Aids Day: HIV drugs not suited for children

Children with Aids struggle to get access to the drugs they need, warns Unicef.

More Kenyans seem to be switching to greener, cleaner energy, but at what cost to Kenya Power?

And the university lecturers' strike in Sierra Leone that’s right in the middle of the exam period.
30
NOV

Nigeria reels after farmers' massacre

It's a day of reckoning for the Nigerian government, after a weekend marred by one of the bloodiest attacks on civilians in Borno state, possibly carried out by armed rebels linked to Boko Haram

Ethiopia: Media blackout is still ongoing in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, so we speak to the international red cross who have been coordinating rescue and relief efforts in the capital Mekelle

We have an exclusive interview with South Africa's former opposition leader Mmusi Maimane, in which he tells why he ended up quitting the Democratic Alliance party and what direction the rainbow nation has to take to diffuse a resurgence in racial tensions
27
NOV

Ethiopia PM meets AU envoys but bars them from Tigray

The Ethiopian prime minister has met the African Union envoys seeking to mediate in the Tigrayan crisis but has barred them from talking to the Tigray leaders.

Plus, a new report highlights how the elderly are often neglected in times of disaster.

And Olushambles or Oluchampagne? The wily resident president considers ways of boosting electoral chances.
26
NOV

Ethiopia declares assault on Tigray capital

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed states he is launching the "final phase" of the army's operation in the northern region of Tigray and urges civilians in the regional capital to stay at home.

Plus, remembering Sudan’s former Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi who has died after contracting the coronavirus infection.

And good news for East Africa’s coffee growing countries as their product is rated to be among the world’s best.
25
NOV

Ethiopian minister says deadline to Tigray fighters has expired

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed rejects foreign interference in the Tigray crisis, after issuing a deadline to Tigray fighters to surrender.

Plus, sixteen days of activism against gender-based violence.

And we hear from young Zimbabwean filmmakers hoping to revive their industry.
24
NOV

Western Sahara: Morocco ‘had to act‘ says official

Morocco’s Moscow-based ambassador says Morocco did not breach the 29-year ceasefire agreement between Morocco and the Polisario Front and blames increased tensions on the pro-independence Polisario fighters.

Plus Nigeria has a new taskforce in charge of acquiring, vetting and rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine – what challenges will it face?

And we meet the UK-based comedian who reveals how being visibly Muslim and wearing a hijab helps her play up to, and challenge stereotypes.
23
NOV

Nigeria slides back into recession

Africa's largest economy has slipped into recession for the second time in five years, registering record-breaking unemployment figures. But it's not all doom and gloom, as some analysts see the recent news of a working vaccine showing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has given TPLF forces deployed in the northern region of Tigray the country a seventy-two hours ultimatum to surrender, as government troops advance on the capital, Mekelle.

World football's governing body, FIFA, has banned the head of the game in Africa for five years. We find out why
19
NOV

Uganda: Bobi Wine’s wife denied access to him

The wife of Ugandan opposition leader popularly known as Bobi Wine, says she has not been allowed to see her husband since he was arrested while on the campaign trail.

Plus there are growing security concerns in Burkina Faso, as the country gears up for elections.

And we hear from the son of the late Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, on why he is reviving his father’s political party.
18
NOV

Uganda’s Bobi Wine is arrested on campaign trail

Ugandan presidential candidate and musician, Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was arrested while campaigning in the east of the country.

Plus, the DRC declares that the Ebola outbreak is at an end.

And we hear from the eighteen-year-old Zimbabwean who's won the hearts and minds of the British public with her angelic singing.
17
NOV

Zambia defaults on its debt

Zambia's economy becomes the first casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic following the country defaulting on its sovereign debt. Our financial analyst from Lusaka, Trevor Hambayi, tells us how this economic default will be likely to impact Zambians.

We bring you an update on the worsening conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region where a three-day deadline the central government imposed on TPLF fighters has expired.

We also hear about the curious case of Shepherd Bushiri, a millionaire Malawian church pastor who skipped bail in South Africa to resurface a few days later in his home country.
17
NOV

Zambia defaults on its debt

Zambia's economy becomes the first casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic following the country defaulting on its sovereign debt. Our financial analyst from Lusaka, Trevor Hambayi, tells us how this economic default will be likely to impact Zambians.

We bring you an update on the worsening conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region where a three-day deadline the central government imposed on TPLF fighters has expired.

We also hear about the curious case of Shepherd Bushiri, a millionaire Malawian church pastor who skipped bail in South Africa to resurface a few days later in his home country.
16
NOV

Ethiopia: Fears Tigray fighting could spread

We get the latest on fighting in Tigray, with Ethiopian federal troops fighting TPLF forces. The conflict there is already causing concern beyond Ethiopia’s borders, with thousands of people fleeing into neighboring Sudan, and the TPLF saying it was behind a rocket attack on Eritrea’s capital.

Plus, the results of a year-long investigation in Kenya, lifting the lid on the sinister trade in stolen children.

And we hear from our health correspondent Rhoda Odiambo in Nairobi, who has news on yet another new COVID-19 vaccine

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