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Africa Programme

25 Jun 2020
In this edition we hear from the director of International Alert's Africa Programme, Cindy Chungong, about the heavy-handed response by security forces on the continent. In Kenya, a policeman enforcing the country's coronavirus curfew was recently charged with murdering a 13-year-old boy. Also, South Africa is bracing for its deepest economic slump in almost a century. The economy is expected to contract by over 7 percent. And Gabon decriminalises same-sex relations, but homosexuality remains illegal in dozens of other African countries.


6 mins ago
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission charged the world's biggest crypto exchange and its CEO Changpeng Zhao with "willful evasion" of US law. Zhao has rejected the allegations against him.
8 mins ago
Some 1.5 million German households are spending more than half of their income on rent, according to a study. Poorer people and city dwellers face the biggest burdens.
8 mins ago
Conductor Vasyl Kryachok was preparing for more concerts in Mariupol when Russia launched its full-scale invasion last year. He eventually fled the besieged city and is now putting together a new orchestra.
1 day ago
The French have protested against a planned pension reform. But in fact, the country's pension system is fairly generous when compared with many others in Europe. In several countries, people work much longer.
1 day ago
The newly scheduled dates will mark the rock 'n' roll legends' first time reuniting following last year's postponement. The series of dates follows a massively successful and record-breaking first leg in 2019.
1 day ago
More and more children are found to be HIV-positive in northwest Pakistan. Officials attribute the trend to mandatory pre-surgery testing and growing public awareness.