Mali pays tribute to former dictator Moussa Traoré with state funeral
21 September 2020 | 10:51 am
Former Malian dictator Moussa Traore is laid to rest... Members of the military junta among those present at his state funeral. Traore died earlier this week at the age of 83. In Cameroon, appeals court upholds life sentences for ten anglophone separatists including Ayuk Tabe, the leader of the self-declared state of Ambazonia. They were sentenced last August on charges including secession and terrorism. Also, our correspondent in South Africa tells us about 'routine' xenophobia against African and Asian foreigners in the country, following a Human Rights Watch report.
July 12, 2023
July 20, 2023
Sub-Saharan African migrants are targeted by Tunisians amidst a flare-up of racist tensions exacerbated by the killing of a local man in the port city of Sfax. Also, the UN condemns not just a humanitarian crisis but a crisis of humanity amid reports of widespread sexual assault in Sudan's war. Residents are also struggling with food and medicine shortages.
African currencies have lost ground against the US dollar this year, further driving inflation in the import-reliant region. Depleting dollar reserves have left policymakers with limited options to arrest the decline.
Tunisia's crackdown against Sub-Saharans has reached a new brutal stage. Hundreds of migrants were saved at the last minute near Libya, while others remain stuck in the desert near the border with Algeria.
Morocco, Zambia, South Africa and Nigeria are competing at this year's Women's Football World Cup which starts on July 20. Nigeria's team is led by Onome Ebi, who will be taking part in her sixth World Cup tournament — an African record.
The Japanese population is continuing to shrink at a record pace, although more foreigners live there than ever before. For the first time, the decline was apparent across the whole country.
The pledge comes after Moscow pulled out of a grain deal that had allowed the transport of millions of tons of Ukrainian food exports through the Black Sea.
Child trafficking and exploitation is on the rise along the route that undocumented migrants take from the Horn of Africa to Saudi Arabia, the UN says. Boys and girls aged 13 to 17 are particularly vulnerable.
The Nigerien junta has warned its West African neighbors from carrying out a military intervention in the country. Meanwhile, coup supporters attacked the French Embassy amid unrest in Niamey.
Following a coup in Niger, the West African economic bloc has again resorted to sanctions against a member state. In the past, these have often proved ineffective, revealing the alliance’s weakness.
West African leaders have agreed to keep all options, including military force, open to restore civilian rule in Niger. At a crisis ECOWAS summit in neighboring Nigeria, they ordered the deployment of a standby force. However, there are no signs Niger's junta will hand back power.
Defense chiefs from members of the ECOWAS regional bloc meet in Accra to discuss the crisis in Niger. Last week the body activated a "standby force" potentially to intervene in Niger.
6 hours ago
Noureddin Bongo Valentin, the eldest son of ousted Gabonese president Ali Bongo, has been charged with corruption, embezzlement of public funds and money laundering. Several cabinet members were also indicted. Also in this edition: famine aid for Somalia is to be temporarily suspended after a UN probe found widespread theft and misuse of funds.
6 hours ago
The political crisis in Niger has disrupted aid efforts, the UN's humanitarian chief in the West African nation, Louise Aubin, told DW in an exclusive interview. The current wave of insecurity in Niger has also hampered the UN's aid operations there, Aubin added.
8 hours ago
The suspension of visa services is the latest tit-for-tat move following the murder of an Sikh activist in Canada. India's foreign ministry has confirmed the move.
8 hours ago
Zelenskyy's visit comes as many conservative Republicans are growing skeptical of US aid to Ukraine. Kyiv has been heavily reliant on weapons assistance from the West as it staves off Russia's invasion.
8 hours ago
In Northern Ghana, a social enterprise provides school kits and raincoats made from plastic waste. The all-women group is keeping children in school while helping the environment.
8 hours ago
The public began to demand answers as to why Sammy Larry has been bullying Mohbad. According to the artist's close friends, it was not the first time. It was reported that Naira Marley, Zinolesky and Sam Larry moved out of the country immediately after Mohbad's death, drawing suspicion of foul play on his death.