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21 Sep 2020
Former Malian dictator Moussa Traore is laid to rest... Members of the military junta among those present at his state funeral. Traore died earlier this week at the age of 83. In Cameroon, appeals court upholds life sentences for ten anglophone separatists including Ayuk Tabe, the leader of the self-declared state of Ambazonia. They were sentenced last August on charges including secession and terrorism. Also, our correspondent in South Africa tells us about 'routine' xenophobia against African and Asian foreigners in the country, following a Human Rights Watch report.
29 Aug 2020
Top American athletes are boycotting games and tournaments because of the constant shootings of African Americans by police. NBA teams - Lakers, Clippers, Bucks, Blazers, Rockets, Thunders - all boycotted Game 5 of the playoff series.
28 Jul 2020
Two years into negotiations for a new partnership between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, the process was still snagged. Africa has criticized past collaboration. They are talking once more.
18 Jun 2020
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!
10 May 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.⁣⁣⁣
30 Mar 2020
African startups have on average a roughly 50% chance of making it, according to a report. But country figures differ significantly, and the ongoing COVID-19 scare could hurt the continent's entrepreneurs.
22 Jun 2019
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.
4 Mar 2019
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.
1 Nov 2018
Hundreds of African migrants who lost their shelters in Morocco's biggest city during a fire are rebuilding their camp.
27 May 2018
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.
13 Feb 2018
Marvel Studios transported New York fashionistas on Monday (February 13) to the mythical African nation of Wakanda where its highly-anticipated Superhero movie "Black Panther" takes place.
29 Jan 2018
Museum of African art in the USA exhibits African artefacts.

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