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08
JUL

Ethiopia: Who was behind the killing of Hachalu Hundessa?

Ethiopia's minister for democratisation claims that the TPLF could have had a hand in the killing of the Oromo singer and activist, but everything is under
control.

We hear from sesame seed farmers in southern Tanzania and how they have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A network of giant internet-enabled balloons from Google's sister firm Loon is to provide internet access to remote areas of Kenya.
06
JUL

Government and separatists talk in Cameroon for the first time

A government representative in Cameroon has met several anglophone separatist leaders, a tentative first step in trying to find a peaceful resolution to a conflict that has devastated the country's English-speaking regions over the last four years.

Malawi's newly-elected President Lazarus Chakwera has been inaugurated as the country's sixth leader at a ceremony attended by only 100 guests in the capital, Lilongwe, due to the coronavirus.

We speak to two friends who have launched a money transfer start-up and managed to raise over $22 million.
03
JUL

Sudan: Darfur protesters hold sit-ins

People have been protesting against the lack of security in Central Darfur, Sudan.

Algeria has today received the skulls of former fighters against French colonization in the 19th century.

BBC Africa is launching a brand new podcast called The Comb. Every week, the team will be looking in-depth at a single African story.
01
JUL

Fifty killed in protests over Ethiopian singer’s shooting

At least 50 people have been killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia region during violent protests over the killing of a popular musician and activist.

In Nigeria restrictions on inter-state travel have officially been lifted.

And we hear from a Nigerian hairdresser and musician in Italy, singing out life's frustrations.
01
JUL

New Malawi president sworn in after historic win

Malawi's main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has been sworn as president after he won the country's rerun vote.

In Guinea, parliamentary talks were to begin today aimed at resolving months of turmoil in the country.

Tanzania has reopened schools after three months of closure due to coronavirus.
30
JUN

Protesters in Sudan demand political reform

Tens of thousands of people are staging demonstrations in towns and cities across Sudan to press for greater political reform.

The popular Ethiopian singer and activist, Hachalu Hundessa, has been shot dead in the capital, Addis Ababa.

King Philippe of Belgium has expressed his profound regret for the crimes committed during the Belgian colonisation of Congo, including the private fiefdom of his ancestor, Leopold the Second.
26
JUN

Donors pledge $1.8 billion to Sudan

Sudan has announced that donors have pledged $1.8 billion towards the country’s economic revival.

A Tanzanian commercial tricycle rider joins a campaign to help educate his compatriots about the dangers of Covid19.

Plus we hear from prominent US pastor TD Jakes, he talks about people who say their faith will protect them from the new coronavirus.
24
JUN

Malawi awaits results from historic re-run election

Votes are being counted in Malawi following a re-run of last year's election on Tuesday.

Police in Nigeria have rescued more than 100 people they say were locked in a rice-processing factory and forced to work throughout a coronavirus lockdown.

Could the Gambia become the next African country to have a female head of state? We hear from Marie Sock who will run for the State House next year.
18
JUN

Burundi’s new president Evariste Ndayishimiye is sworn in

Burundi's newly elected president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has been sworn in two months earlier than planned.

More than 20 top African officials at the United Nations have called for stronger action against systemic racism at all levels of society - including at the UN itself.

Plus, we hear from Kenyan supergroup Sauti Sol, who have released their first album since signing with Universal Music.
17
JUN

Coronavirus: dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

Dexamethasone, a cheap and widely available steroid, cut the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators

The English Premier League returns after a three month absence because of the pandemic.

Plus, Covid-19 means the first ever gay pride parade in the Horn of Africa will happen online.
16
JUN

Uganda bans mass campaign rallies ahead of elections

Uganda's Electoral Commission has banned mass campaign rallies and encouraged aspiring candidates to campaign through the media.

We speak to Tewolde Gebremariam, the Chief Executive of Ethiopian Airlines. He tells us more about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the airline industry in sub-Saharan Africa.

Plus, we hear from Rev. Bernardine Nsom, a Roman Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon about how the health crisis has transformed religious communities.
12
JUN

Eight mass graves found in Libya

In Libya, reports have emerged of the discovery of eight mass graves in the hilltop town of Tarhouna.The area had been occupied by General Khalifa Haftar before his troops were pushed back by the UN backed government of National Accord.

We speak to American-Ghanaian mother and daughter Dr. Cynthia Kudji and Dr. Jasmine Kudji. They graduated medical school at the same time and will soon be working in the same hospital.

Plus activist Tisiyenji Ngoma in Zambia who organises activities to spread awareness about coronavirus myths.

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