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01
OCT

DR Congo: ten years since UN report on grave crimes

It's been ten years since the publication of a major report that mapped serious and horrific human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo starting in 1993 and ending in 2003.

Thursday marks Nigeria’s 60th anniversary as an independent country.

South Africa has opened its borders to travellers from all African countries, but has retained restrictions against countries with higher coronavirus infection rates including the UK, the US and Russia.
30
SEP

Rwanda genocide suspect loses extradition appeal

A top French appeals court has agreed to extradite the alleged financier of the Rwandan genocide, Félicien Kabuga, to face trial in Tanzania.

Plus the World Health Organization (WHO) pledges to investigate accusations of sex abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

And why Ugandan social media content creators are prepared to defy a law forcing them to register with the regulatory body.
29
SEP

South Africa reports millions of job losses

South Africa’s economy lost 2.2 million jobs in the second quarter of 2020, according to the government's statistics agency.

Following a major corruption probe in Sierra Leone, several people including former President Ernest Bai Koroma have been ordered not to leave the country.

Plus we speak to Patrick Adom, a computer science specialist turned puzzle maker who's putting Africa and people of colour at the heart of jigsaw puzzles.
28
SEP

Zimbabwe schools reopen without teachers

Teachers in Zimbabwe strike on the first day of school, protesting low wages and lack of anti-COVID measures.

Mali's transitional President Bah Ndaw has named a new civilian prime minister, the state television announced on Sunday.

Plus, we hear from Ivorian singer Mula, she talks about her career aspirations.
25
SEP

Mali's interim president sworn in

Mali's new president, Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.

We hear from Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio, he talks about corruption in the country following an investigation into the administration of former president Ernest Bai Koroma.

Plus Zimbabwean dance hall and reggae musician Winky D about his latest album called "Njema".
24
SEP

Kenyan officials accused of Covid-19 corruption

At least 15 top Kenyan government officials and businesspeople face prosecution in connection for alleged theft of tens of millions of dollars meant for Covid-19 supplies.

Zambia’s credit rating has been downgraded over mounting debt crisis.

We also meet the man responsible for carrying on the tradition of the talking drum.
23
SEP

Mozambique conflict: thousands forced to flee into Tanzania

Escalating conflict in Mozambique forcing thousands to flee into Tanzania.

At least 25 people, including primary schoolchildren, have been killed after a lorry transporting petrol exploded in the city of Lokoja in central Nigeria.

In the Gambia, women led a demonstration through the streets of Serekunda to raise awareness of maternal deaths.
22
SEP

Kenya's Chief Justice calls out parliament over gender

Kenya's Chief Justice David Maraga has advised the President to dissolve parliament because it does not meet the constitutional requirement to be made up of no more than 2/3 of any one gender.

Nurses and midwives in Ghana are on strike after failing to come to an agreement with government over pay and conditions.

And we speak to the Ghanaian husband and wife celebrity team who swapped their nightclub for a food delivery business because of Covid-19.

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