Africa Weekly: Coup in Guinea, massive poll defeat for Morocco ruling party
13 September 2021 | 8:16 am
This week in Africa, elite soldiers over throw the government of Guinea's President Alpha Conde. The Islamist party which ruled Morocco for ten years suffers a crushing defeat in elections. South Africa's ex-president wins an early release from prison on health grounds, and farmers in central Nigeria flee conflict, with disastrous consequences for crops and food prices.
Ahead of a trip to Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron has outlined plans for a "noticeable reduction" in France's troop presence on the continent. France also intends to co-run African bases with African countries.
The West African nations of Guinea and Ivory Coast are repatriating citizens who want to leave Tunisia after the country's increasingly authoritarian leader called for a crackdown on migrants from sub-Saharan Africa.
Tunisian President Kais Saied ordered security forces to "halt the illegal migration of African migrants into the country." Has North Africa become the new go-to destination for African migrants and refugees? DW looks at the facts.
In Kenya, you could serve a two-year prison term if convicted of exchanging, sharing or selling uncertified and unregistered seeds. The country's Seed and Plant Varieties Act compels farmers to use seeds only from multinational seed producing companies.
One in two young people in South Africa are unemployed while more than 1.2 million graduates are without jobs in Uganda. More own initiatives could ease unemployment in Africa, experts say.
In East African countries, people with diverse sexual orientations live in constant fear. Anti-LGBTQ rhetoric is on the rise in in the region as lawmakers in Uganda vote to pass new legislation to punish the community.
The Super Eagles defeated Guinea Bissau 2-0 when both sides last met in January 2022. Can they do it again? Host Ayomide Sotubo and James Agberebi discuss the game and more on this episode of The Nutmeg.
Remittance flows to Africa are a driver of recovery in the continent. Such transactions are still expensive but digital services are spurring on the market.
Myanmar's largest city has been cut off from the world for almost four years. DW spoke with Yangon residents about what life is like under a military regime.
The Super Eagles were defeated by Guinea Bissau 0-1 when both sides last met last week. Can they do it again? Host Ayomide Sotubo talks about the last game and the coming game in this episode of The Nutmeg.
The Super Eagles fulfilled their promise of revenge against Guinea-Bissau and we will be reviewing the game for you. Ayomide Sotubo dissects what we learned from the two fixtures on this episode of The Nutmeg.
At the height of the Iraq war an estimated 10, 000 African mercenaries participated but their contributions are seldom talked about. 20 years on, The Flipside explores the untold stories of Africa’s Iraq war veterans.
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