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13
DEC

COP25 climate change conference: deadlock on key issues

Today was supposed to be the final day of the Madrid climate talks but there is a deadlock on key issues. We hear more from the grounds by BBC World Service environment correspondent Navin Singh Khadka.

And more on the Nigerian students who travelled to Croatia for a sports tournament, but ended up expelled from the country after being mistaken for undocumented migrants.
12
DEC

Algeria election: Thousands march to protest in Algiers

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital to protest against Thursday's presidential election.

Plus in Mali - questions arise over the army's ability to fight militants as 71 soldiers are killed. Is the army up to the task?

And we hear from the young climate change warriors making their voices heard in Spain.
11
DEC

Why have power cuts in South Africa become so frequent?

Focus on Africa's South Africa correspondent Nomsa Maseko gives us the latest on the ongoing energy crisis in South Africa, and tells us how South Africans are coping.

In Somalia, in the aftermath of an attack on a hotel compound close to the presidential palace in Mogadishu, we take stock of the events with Abdizirak Mohammed - Member of Somali Federal Parliament and Former Minister of Internal Security.

Rwanda abolishes VAT on sanitary pads. We speak to Aline Berabose, a Rwandan reproductive activist who's been fighting for the change.
05
DEC

Do Sahel countries still want French troops on their soil?

The President of France Emmanuel Macron has called for a summit with leaders of west African countries of the Sahel region. The meeting will assess African leaders' support for the French-led anti-terrorism mission Barkhane. We hear what the president of Burkina Faso had to say in regard, and the United Nations International Organisation for Migration describes the scale of the displacement people are suffering in the region.

The US is to send a new ambassador to Sudan for the first time in over two decades. Is this a first step towards lifting sanctions? Lauren Blanchard is foreign policy and African affairs analyst for the US Congress and tells us more.

DJ Edu introduces 'This is Africa': a new BBC World Service programme showcasing the sounds of young Africa.
04
DEC

How can we adapt to a changing climate?

This year's Komla Dumor debate focuses on the effects that the build up of global carbon emissions in the earth's atmosphere are having on the planet, and how that is affecting every living creature. What should governments do? And what's the role of scientists and civil society in helping people adapting to a changing climate? Leading the debate, is this years winner of the Komla Dumor award, Solomon Serwanjja
02
DEC

COP25: Can climate summit solve Africa's problems?

The International Conference on Climate Change COP25 kicks off in Madrid, Spain. Two hundred countries are taking part in the event, and among them, some of the African states most affected by the effects of high carbon emissions in the atmosphere. As extreme weather is still lashing large parts of eastern and central Africa, we ask Dr Mithika Mwenda, of the Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance, can the COP achieve its results?

In Kenya, stigma remains a problem in some communities, especially in remote areas. Our reporter Dayo Yusuf travelled to Wajir County, in North-eastern Kenya, where cultural and religious barriers have made it even harder for society to embrace those living with HIV.
29
NOV

Sudan: Former governing party dissolved

Sudanese transitional government announces two major laws to dissolve the former ruling National Congress Party and to repeal the public order law.

The new head of UNAIDS - Winnie Byanyima, has said that stigmatisation remains a major problem in the fight against HIV.

And our resident presidents tries out the electric car, but what's their verdict?
27
NOV

Have Kenyans overcome post-electoral divisions?

President Uhuru Kenyatta is presenting the results of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), a report aimed at reconciling the country's opposing political factions and start political reform. But two years after violent post-electoral protests erupted in Kenya, have Kenyans healed their divisions? Our correspondent Victor Kenani gives us the details.

"Meet the Adebanjos" is a British Nigerian sit-com about a Nigerian couple, Bayo and Gladys, trying to bring up their British born children in South London. Joining us in the studio are the Executive Producer Andrew Opeyemi and the actress who plays Gladys, Yetunde Oduwole
25
NOV

Can Kenya protect its citizens from extreme weather?

Devastating floods are continuing to spread havoc across parts of East Africa. Somalia and South Sudan had been heavily affected and in Kenya more than 56 people have lost their lives. We look at Kenya's state of preparedness with the deputy director of Kenya Meteorological Department, Samwel Mwangi.

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, World Health Organisation's Technical Officer Avni Amin tells us why framing violence against women as a matter of public health may help saving lives. We also hear from Leah Eryenyu, an activist with the Uganda Feminist Forum.

A company partly owned by the British Government has been accused of a series of environmental and human rights abuses – in a damning report published today. Human Rights Watch says palm oil producer Feronia, which has plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been dumping untreated waste directly into the rivers used for drinking water, paying some of its workers under 2 dollars a day – and making them work in dangerous conditions.
21
NOV

Anger at the UN after DRC rebels abduct children

Residents in the Congolese city, Beni turn their anger towards the UN for failing to protect them, after several children were abducted by a rebel group.

Plus will the death of a prominent Somali-Canadian peace activist in Mogadishu and other recent attacks deter high-profile Somalis from returning back to the country?

And we hear from Divina Maloum, the Cameroon teenager who is a joint winner of this year's International Children's Peace Prize.
19
NOV

The most ungrateful job in the world

On world toilet day we look at one of the toughest jobs in the world - informal sanitation workers and speak to experts highlighting the importance of provision of what should be a basic right

We hear from the campus in Nairobi, as University students raise their voices and start a campaign to end sexual harassment

And we speak to the Malawian musicians using traditional instruments to create a brand new sound

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