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17
JAN

Tanzanian schools welcome back pregnant students

In Tanzania, students who have carried a pregnancy are allowed in class following the lifting of a ban; A community in northern Nigeria is left grieving after an attack by gunmen; Charles McGee, one of the most decorated African-American military pilots, died aged 102; And we speak to health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo who make sure that essential vaccines reach even the most remote corners of this vast country.
14
JAN

Mali military organise support rally

Thousands show up at a rally in Bamako aimed at showing support for the military junta recently hit by sanction; The anti-corruption commission in Nigeria arrests a man who allegedly faked his own appointment as army chief of staff; We hear first-hand what it's like to live in Tigray as war rages around the region in Ethiopia. And we listen to telephone recordings depicting the dramatic final moments of President Ben Ali of Tunisia's government 11 years ago.
13
JAN

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban

Nigeria lifts a Twitter ban that's lasted seven months. But was it all worth it?; Pro-democracy protests go ahead in Sudan, as coup leader general al-Burhan is still trying to solve a problem of his own making; Nurses and midwives in Malawi say a shortage of anaesthetic drugs could endanger the lives of women giving birth; We speak to the director of a South African film set during the anti-apartheid struggle that's been shortlisted for the upcoming Academy Awards.
12
JAN

Gun attacks and an assassination in Cameroon

A prominent senator has been gunned down in Cameroon and there has been heavy gunfire in the south west region, as the instability in the country continues even while the showcase Africa Cup of Nations football tournament is taking place.

Plus several people have been killed in bomb blast near to Somalia's international airport.

And a specialist in infectious diseases answers your questions and concerns about the Omicron variant of Covid.
11
JAN

South African parliament fire suspect faces terrorism charge

South Africa’s prosecuting authorities have added a charge of terrorism against the man accused of setting the country’s parliament alight last week.

Plus, we hear from the outgoing chair of the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change on fighting for a fairer agreement for Africa.

And one of Sierra Leone's last remaining World War II veterans has died, aged 101. His grandson remembers a "unique and special" man.
11
JAN

Uganda schools reopen after almost two years

Uganda schools reopen after almost two years; The military junta in Mali condemns ECOWAS sanctions; And as the AFCON football tournament gets underway in Cameroon, we hear what young Cameroonians have to say in regard to the country's conflict in the Anglophone region.

Apologies, the previous version of this edition of Africa Today contained some errors. We are re-publishing the corrected version.
10
JAN

Uganda schools reopen after almost two years

Uganda schools reopen after almost two years; The military junta in Mali condemns ECOWAS sanctions; And as the AFCON football tournament gets underway in Cameroon, we hear what young Cameroonians have to say in regard to the country's conflict in the Anglophone region.
07
JAN

Nigerian motorbike gangs in deadly village raids

Dozens of residents have reportedly been killed by gunmen who raided several communities in the Anka and Bukkuyum areas of Nigeria's north-western Zamfara state.The UN says there have been airstrikes on a refugee camp in Tigray, Ethiopia which have killed three people and wounded four others.Plus, we speak to UNESCO World Heritage Centre's new boss, he talks abouts his goal to put Africa's natural beauty on the World Heritage Map.
06
JAN

Nigeria classifies bandits as terrorist groups

The Nigerian government has classified bandits responsible for kidnappings and attacks as 'terrorist groups’, paving the way for harsher penalties for those arrested. Ivorian ministers without a Covid-19 test certificate are prevented from attending a cabinet meeting. Our correspondents in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Kenya give us their predictions for 2022.
05
JAN

South Africa’s state capture commission submits report

The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into state capture in South Africa has submitted the first of three reports. We’ll take you through what’s in it and hear reaction from a whistleblower.

In Sudan, protests against a military coup continue despite a violent response from the security forces.

And we catch up with Nigeria’s Kannywood star Ali Nuhu.
04
JAN

China Foreign Minister travels to East Africa

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi begins a four-day visit to the horn of Africa; A 49-year-old man has been heard in court about a fire that destroyed part of the roof of the South African parliament between Sunday and today; we find out why Kenyans are up in arms over potato supplied to fast food company KFC, And we take a look at two countries still recovering from military coups - Guinea and Mali.
03
JAN

Sudan's road ahead after its PM's resignation

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdock resigns following demonstrations against a political deal signed with military coup-leader General al-Burhan. A court in Liberia ordered the arrest of Alexander Cummings, one of Liberia's key challengers to President George Weah, in next year's elections. Mystery around how the vice president of Tunisia's Ennahda party ended up in hospital after allegedly having been arrested on Friday. The governor of Borno State in Nigeria announced the relocation of 1.8 million internally displaced people.

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