Nigeria widens the net to degrees earned in Kenya and Uganda as part of it's crackdown on fraudulent foreign certificates. Total puts former Beninese prime minister Lionel Zinsou at the head of land acquisition for its controversial multi billion dollar oil projects in Uganda and Tanzania. And more farmers in Tunisia turn to cultivating carob seeds.
Presidential elections in Egypt will take place from December 10 to 12. President Abdel Fattah al Sisi is running for a third term which outcome is predictable, even more now that the election campaign has been overshadowed by the Gaza war. But also because no serious other candidate is facing him, as lamented by human rights defenders.
Pakistan had given migrants without proper papers until November 1 to leave the country voluntarily or face arrest or expulsion. Aid agencies have warned that people returning to Afghanistan are facing "dire" conditions.
The Taliban have released Matiullah Wesa, who had been imprisoned for advocating for girls' rights to education. However, the militants are expanding the oppression of women and girls in Afghanistan.
Islamabad is clamping down on cross-border smuggling, but Balochistan activists claim the measures are impacting millions of people who depend on trade with Iran.
Despite public calls for accountability after the deadly flood in Derna, observers have little hope that the military-backed government will do anything more than secure its power.
5 Aug 2023
The number of rhinos killed by poachers at Kruger National Park dropped by half as part of a downward trend nationwide. But authorities said demand for illegal rhino horn persists.
31 Mar 2023
Recent reports suggest that LGBTQ people in Egypt are increasingly being targeted digitally. But activists and observers say that the crackdown is, in fact, systemic.
5 Mar 2023
Iraq's government is going after what it calls "decadent content" on social media. Users of TikTok, Instagram and other platforms who are found to breach "morals and traditions" can now be jailed. The campaign was announced in January and so far, a dozen people have been arrested. Our correspondent Marie-Charlotte Roupie reports.