Shock in Senegal as female MP assaulted by her male colleagues in parliament
05 December 2022 | 11:51 am
A female MP in Senegal is slapped, kicked and knocked to the ground in the country’s National Assembly, this after allegedly insulting a pro-opposition religious leader. Also, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to fight for his position after a preliminary investigation found he may have committed serious crimes. Finally, we bring you all the football news from the World Cup in Qatar.
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After three years of talks, a peace deal has been signed between separatists and the national government in Senegal's southern Casamance region. It is hoped that this could bring an end to one of the longest running conflicts on the continent, one in which thousands of people have been killed and displaced since 1982.
Africa is racing to adapt to the ravages of climate change, but Senegal's greenlighting of GMO crops has proved controversial. Also, Egypt has a centuries-long tradition of wine making. Wineries are barrelling ahead with plans to add polish and popularity to their products. And we see how Cape Town hosted talent from across the continent and names from around the world for FAME Week.
The European Parliament has called on the European Commission to take urgent action, saying that Hungary could "no longer be considered a democracy."
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In this edition we look back at a terrible shipwreck with a death toll even heavier than the Titanic. On September 26, 2002, the Joola disaster claimed at least 1,800 lives. The ferry was sailing between the Senegalese province of Casamance and the capital Dakar. In
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Hungary's parliament approved two anti-corruption reforms to unlock funding from the European Union. The EU has long-expressed rule of law and graft concerns about the illiberal government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Russia's upper house has rubber-stamped the annexation of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. Meanwhile, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a decree to formally rule out talks with Vladimir Putin.
The vast Casamance forest region in Senegal is known for its rare woods: rosewood, and the Cayor pear tree, among others. Officially they are protected, but armed independence fighters smuggle the wood on the black market. These groups often raze entire plots of land and then export the wood, mainly to China via neighbouring Gambia. Clashes with the fighters have killed several people this year.
Senegal's domestic rice production may have soared in recent years but at her family-run restaurant in Dakar, Amy Gueye always tries to use imported rice.
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