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16
OCT

What's Going On In Guinea?

In Guinea, seven people were killed amid rising political tensions; tales of horror from informal correctional facilities in Northern Nigeria; an impending eviction in Kenya's Mau forest.
15
OCT

Another 'torture house' discovered in Nigeria

Police in northern Nigeria have freed 67 people who had been found shackled at an Islamic boarding school, according to officials.

The pupils, between the ages of seven and 40, told police they had been tortured and abused.

The president of the Bulgaria Football Union, Borislav Mihaylov, has resigned after the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called for him to quit on Tuesday following the racist abuse of England players in the Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia.
14
OCT

At least four dead in Guinea protests against change to constitution

Witnesses say police opened fire on demonstrators protesting in the capital Conakry.

The opposition has called for demonstrations starting against a third term for President Alpha Conde. He is not currently eligible to run in 2020, however the government has made moves indicating a constitutional referendum is coming.

And heavy rains in Nigeria's Ondo State causing severe floods has ordered schools to close for three weeks.

Plus we hear from Liberian child music star, Joselia Kolli.
10
OCT

What does mental health mean to Africa?

We hear more about how Africa explores this issue in comparison to the rest of the world when it comes to mental health.

And we hear more about the controversy over sex education in Ghanaian schools.
09
OCT

Zimbabwe's power regulator increases average electricity price by over 300%

The churches in Zimbabwe have call for a 7 year suspension of elections to give politicians time to sort out the country's economic crises.

In Algeria, we hear more about the aftermath of Tuesday's student-led demonstration, resulting in the heaviest police response seen in months.

And we learn about the Krios of Sierra Leone in an exhibition put on in London, England.
08
OCT

South Sudan's peace agreement on shaky ground

The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-In-Opposition (SPLM- IO), has reportedly declined to be part of the unity government scheduled to be formed on the 12th of November.

South Africa: Duduzane Zuma, son of former president Jacob Zuma, has appeared as key witness before the judicial commission of inquiry which was set up last year to adjudicate over allegations of corruption during the nine years of his father's administration.

Nigeria: Further reactions to a 'sex for grades' investigation, as the University of Lagos has suspended the lecturer featured in a BBC documentary on sexual harassment in two top West African.
07
OCT

‘Sex for grades’: Undercover report expose sexual harassment

The BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana, after gathering dozens of testimonies about sexual abuse.

Plus Nollywood A-lister Omotola Jalade Ekeinde talks about her journey from the 16-year-old model, to Industry leading lady, and she has some advice for aspiring actors.

And in The Gambia, government has announced the offer of one million dollars reparation fund to be made available to the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission to compensate victims of heinous crimes during the 22 years of oppressive rule by former President Yahya Jammeh.
02
OCT

Cameroon's national conference highlights divisions

A conference held to call for unity in Cameroon ends up highlighting divisions between English-speaking separatists and the central government.

We speak to the Ethiopian man who discovered an 18th-century Ethiopian crown in his flat. The exquisite object will return home after having gone missing for sixteen years.

Vanilla means big business in Madagascar, and people caught stealing the precious pods often face harsh prison sentences in appalling conditions, as Pumza Fihlani finds out.
01
OCT

Ghana publishes sexuality education guidelines

In Ghana, the government has published guidelines for "comprehensive sexual education" aimed at students aged 4 to 24. The document has sparked controversy among some religious groups, but it has also been welcome by some parents.

To the South African ear, the word Bushman sounds wrong, because it has been used to deride and denigrate people from a culture that goes back thousands of years. But Piet Berendse has started a media company to reclaim both the heritage and the name of his people by creating stories from their perspective.

Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni has been sent to jail, accused of having sex outside of marriage and also for having procured an abortion. Both acts are illegal in Morocco.

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