German Africa Prize 2022 awarded to African corona scientists
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Sikhulile Moyo und Tulio de Oliveira discovered the Omicron coronavirus variant, an achievement for which they were recognized, but also insulted and threatened.
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Among the EU's latest package of Russian sanctions, members of the Wagner Group mercenary company were included for alleged crimes committed in Africa. The group's exact African footprint is disputed, but it's growing.
Every two years Burkina Faso hosts Africa's largest film festival, and the event has become a lynchpin of audiovisual industries across the continent. FRANCE 24's Fatimata Wane has been taking a look at the films in selection; she brings us her top picks from Ouagadougou.
South Africa is using a wide range of hi-tech methods and education programs to help observe and protect the over 200 species of shark that live in its oceans. Go along for a deep dive.
The African Games, scheduled to take place in Ghana this year, have now been postponed. This follows economic pressures, delays in preparations and acrimony among key stakeholders. The games are now set to take place in 2024.
We analyse two videos sent to us claiming to show attacks on sub-Saharan Africans in Tunisia, just weeks after President Kais Saied's remarks that caused a wave of racist anti-Black violence across the country. Take a look in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
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