Young woman takes on malaria in Uganda with homemade soap
26 October 2018 | 12:33 pm
A young Ugandan woman has created an anti-malarial soap for local communities and the positive effects are already showing.
28 Dec 2020
It's Christmas Day and following a year which has been harrowing for so many, we've decided to look back at the good news of 2020. We begin in Uganda, where a plastics company that specialises in recycling switched from making building materials to face shields to help hospitals. We also go to Benin, where the closure of the border with Nigeria has led to a push for more locally produced food, some of it on rooftops. And our correspondent in DR Congo looks back at how an NGO is helping Ebola survivors turn their lives around.
9 Jan 2021
Bobi Wine, the opposition presidential candidate in Uganda's upcoming elections, has laid a complaint with the International Criminal Court against President Yoweri Museveni and others, for crimes against humanity, among other accusations.
11 Jan 2021
Uganda's Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, says that police has been using force against journalists to prevent them from going to dangerous places, and refuses to apologize for the violence of security forces against the media.
23 Jan 2021
Ugandan singer turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi and who came a distant second behind President Yoweri Museveni in recent elections, tells Ugandans that he "rejects" the results of the election, saying that it "has been the most fraudulent election in the history of Uganda."
5 Feb 2021
A former Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army is convicted of dozens of crimes, including widespread rape, sexual enslavement, child abductions, torture and murder, including the killing of babies. Also, as Ethiopia focuses on ongoing conflict in the Tigray region, ethnic crisis deepens in the Benishangul-Gumuz region. Tens of thousands of people have fled the scene of repeated massacres. Finally, the team behind Nigerian film "The Milkmaid", about the Islamist sect Boko Haram, are hoping to make the Oscars shortlist.
21 Feb 2021
In tonight’s edition: Nigerian security forces are on the hunt for the Kagara kidnappers. Forty two people are still missing after an attack on a school on Wednesday. And Uganda's military chief apologizes after soldiers were found guilty of attacking journalists. Seven men were sentenced to up to three months behind bars for their actions. And finally, 100,000 people have officially died of Covid 19 across the African continent. We take a closer look at the health situation in the Kenyan capital.
10 May 2021
The international criminal court has sentenced a former militia leader and child soldier from Uganda to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in a landmark judgment.
16 May 2021
In this interview with "The 77 Percent", musician-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine explains why the African youth are the drivers of political change and his hope for the future.
22 May 2021
This week in Africa Weekly, Chad's military has declared victory over FACT, the rebel group blamed for killing ex-leader Idriss Deby. The International Criminal Court has sentenced Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen to 25 years' imprisonment for war crimes as a key commander of brutal group the Lord's Resistance Army. In Egypt, Muslims celebrate Eid with more ceremony than last year, when Covid-19 shut down festivities at the end of Ramadan. Finally, we explore the world of money changers in Djibouti, an unassuming group of women who keep the wheels of the economy turning.
1 Jun 2021
The daughter and driver of General Katumba Wamala have been killed after unknown assailants shot at their car. Wamala, now the transport minister, was wounded in the arm.
24 Aug 2021
The Executive Director of Uganda's most prominent rights organisation Chapter Four, and the Chairperson of the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU), react to the Ugandan government's decision to close down 54 civil society groups. The shutdown was ordered "with immediate effect", the National Bureau for NGOs, part of the ministry of internal affairs, said in a statement.
7 Sep 2021
Shamim Mwanaisha was bitten by the coding bug while helping her son, a young pilot, with his lessons. She went on to start the Supersonic Aviators club in her home to help children, especially girls, develop their interests in aviation, astronomy, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Mwanaisha has taken the club's activities online to work around Uganda's strict COVID lockdown.
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Pressure is growing on Germany to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine. Chancellor Scholz doesn't want to commit just yet, partly because he's playing to his party, the Social Democrats. An analysis by Sabine Kinkartz.
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Hundreds of people gather weekly at the East Nile Wrestling Stadium in Sudan to watch Nuba wrestling, a popular sport within the country aiming to gain global recognition.
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Following the mass shooting in California's Monterey Park, users on social media falsely claimed that many people were injured during an attack in New York on January 22. The picture used in the post is actually from a 2017 failed suicide bomb attack. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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Entertainment journalist KJ Matthews on the news of the 'Kimye' breakup.
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The reported government notice ordering the five-day lockdown did not mention COVID-19 but said the symptoms of the "respiratory illness" include common cold.
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We look at reactions in the foreign press to Germany, the US and its allies most likely pledging to send tanks to help Ukraine. Also, the number of journalists killed while reporting globally nearly doubled to 67 in 2022, according to the press watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists, with the majority from Latin America.