Mass funeral held for the young people killed in a South African tavern
08 July 2022 | 5:07 am
South Africa's president calls for a crackdown on the illegal sale of alcohol to underage drinkers, as a thousand mourners turn out for the funeral of the 21 teenagers who died mysteriously in a night club. Also in the programme: protests calling for the restoration of civilian rule continue in Sudan. And finally, an international collective of dancers have been pushing back against the concept of afro dance.
In this edition of Eye on Africa, we go to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where six people have died following an explosion in a military camp in Goma. Meanwhile, the DRC's president travels to Nairobi to sign his country’s treaty of accession to the East Africa Community. And we see how items illegally excavated and shipped from Libya to the United States have been returned to Tripoli.
At least 50 people have been killed and dozens abducted by gunmen in Plateau state in central Nigeria, residents and a community leader said on Monday. It is the latest in a spate of attacks by armed gangs in central and northern parts of Africa's most populous nation.
Floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rain have caused widespread damage around the port city of Durban. At least 45 people have been killed in recent flooding that hit the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, authorities said on April 12.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 400 dolphins have been found dead on the beaches of France's west coast. This disturbing phenomenon is due to accidental catches by non-selective fishing gear. About 200,000 dolphins live in the Bay of Biscay, but rights groups fear the species will be driven to the brink of extinction.
The passengers were travelling overnight for Easter activities. Road accidents are common on Zimbabwe's cratered roads.
Seven people were killed and eight wounded in a missile strike on the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Monday morning, regional governor Maksym Kozystkiy said.
South African police Sergeant Busisiwe Mjwara was searching the Msunduzi River for three people who were swept away in heavy flooding when she and her dog drowned. Their deaths highlight the risks to emergency services personnel when they are called upon to save victims of extreme weather events, which are becoming more frequent as the climate warms.
In Ethiopia's northern Afar region, discarded explosives have been maiming and killing children at an alarming rate, medical workers told Reuters. Fighting that began in November 2020 in the Tigray region and spread last year to Afar has eased in recent weeks. But even as open combat subsides, civilians continue to bear the costs of a war that has killed thousands, displaced millions and left hundreds of thousands suffering famine conditions.
Coal producers in South Africa try to recover some of the market share lost by Russia following Europe's sanctions. Some of them last traded with the continent more than a decade ago. Also, the Central African Republic makes Bitcoin its official currency alongside the CFA franc, but the move is raising eyebrows in a country with little internet access. And we take you to the Paris Saint-Germain football academy in Rwanda, six months after it opened.
The African Union pays its respects to Burundi for the loss of 10 peacekeepers killed in an extremist attack in Somalia. The raid is the deadliest to have targeted AU forces there since 2015. One of Kenya's hottest artists has turned his beats to drumming up ballots. Rapper Octopizzo is getting more young people to vote in elections later this year. And we meet some of the women in Benin who say they have more opportunities in business.
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