Killing of farm worker highlights ever-present racial divisions in South Africa
By Abiodun Ogundairo
24 October 2020 | 12:46 pm
The recent killing of a farmer in South Africa has reignited racial tensions in recent weeks, we talk to our correspondent in Cape Town for the latest. Also on the programme, Nigeria is in its 9th day of anti-police brutality protests, we bring you the latest. And in Kenya, efforts to stop poaching have wielded great results as the elephant population has doubled within 30 years.
General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, sent out a series of tweets about Kenya on October 3, in which he threatened to invade the neighbouring country. Following these "humorous" comments, a video taken out of context is circulating on Kenyan social media, in which users mock the Ugandan military. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
The warring sides in Ethiopia's two-year-long brutal conflict head to South Africa for peace negotiations, although the talks are pushed back to Tuesday. Staying in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa submits his "action plan" in response to the Zondo Commission's report into graft and fraud in the public sector under his predecessor Jacob Zuma.
Peace talks aimed at ending the two-year-old conflict in the Tigray regions of Ethiopia have begun in Pretoria. The negotiations follow a surge in violence in recent weeks.
King Misuzulu was formally declared the head of the country's most influential traditional monarchy at a ceremony in Durban. The new king will first need to repair royal family ties after a bitter succession feud.
South Africa is seeing another wave of anti-immigrant protests driven by a new movement called Operation Dudula. DW’s Adrian Kriesch reports from one of the anti-migrant protests in the mining town of Rustenburg.
Scores of other wildlife have died since February as Kenya battles its worst drought in 40 years. The failure of four consecutive rain seasons has devastated East Africa.
Soldiers who are part of the East Africa Community Regional Force arrived at Democratic Republic of Congo’s Goma airport on Wednesday as fresh clashes between the army and M23 rebels forced hundreds to flee.
We cross to Kenya, as former president Uhuru Kenyatta and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame agree on the need for M23 rebels to cease fire and withdraw from captured territories in eastern DR Congo. The rebels have waged several offensives there this year in their first major comeback since 2012, prompting clashes with the army that have displaced thousands of civilians since March.
The region has been in the grip of an offensive by the M23 armed group and 900 Kenyan soldiers were recently sent to the area. Also in this edition: South Africa's disgraced ex-president Jacob Zuma could go back to prison, and we talk to Nigerian climate expert Chukwumerije Okereke, who is the Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Development. And lastly, guest Karim Baldé breaks down the Senegal's loss against the Netherlands in the World Cup.
The Constitutional Court has ruled that the murderer of prominent politician Chris Hani should be released on parole. Hani's widow has slammed the decision as "diabolical."
Kenya's President William Ruto says East African troops will enforce peace in eastern DR Congo. The region has been in the grip of an offensive by the M23 armed group and 900 Kenyan soldiers were recently sent to the area.
In November 2021, a team of researchers headed by Professor Tulio de Oliveira discovered the Omicron variant. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists in South Africa were doing research on epidemics. Yet not everyone approves of their work.
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