Human Rights Watch slams 'racist and abusive' French police in new report
We look at Emmanuel Macron's visit to London to commemorate 80 years since Charles de Gaulle's now-legendary radio appeal to occupied France to fight against the Nazis. What's left of the legacy of that speech today as France confronts new crises? Also, Human Rights Watch publishes a damning report accusing French police of arbitrary and "racist" checks on minors of African or Arab origin. Finally, a Spanish opera house will reopen next week for the first time since the lockdown to an audience of... 2,292 plants!
Tribute to the legendary Tony Allen (1940–2020)
Nigeria-born Allen, the drumming pioneer who, along with the revered musician Fela Kuti, helped define the Afrobeat genre, passed away on April 30 in the French capital Paris. He was a self-taught drummer and did not pick up the sticks until he was 18. But that did not stop many from describing him as perhaps the greatest drummer ever.
Fearful of elephant attacks, some in Botswana cheer hunting's return
Botswana has just announced the lifting of the ban on elephant hunting, a highly criticized international measure rooted in the many human-animal conflicts in this rural southern African country.
From Kigali to the international catwalk
African fashion is on the rise! But at an international level, it doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Rwandan designer Joselyne Umutoniwase hopes to make her mark as she takes her first haut-couture collection to the famous Milan fashion week.
Why Africa’s CEOs are optimistic about the continent’s investment outlook
Across the African continent, governments are introducing reforms to improve the ease of doing business, and all the while foreign investment is growing. Africa Investment Horizons was at the Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire to find out why CEO’s on the continent are optimistic about the continent’s investment outlook.
Museum of African art in USA exhibits African artefacts
Museum of African art in the USA exhibits African artefacts.
U.S. ambassador to Panama resigns, says cannot serve Trump
U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, saying he no longer felt able to serve President Donald Trump. U.S. officials say it was not in response to Trump's alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries at a meeting on Thursday.