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Has Senegal finally resolved the Casamance question?

The Senegalese government has signed a peace deal with rebels from the southern region of Casamance. Will it hold this time?

Also, warnings of a hike in the price of rice. Can African countries step up to the plate production-wise?

Plus, will Kenyans get leaders that tackle corruption this time around?

And our resident presidents discuss Zimbabwe's new Chinese-built parliament, and they're not impressed!
04
AUG

Outrage in South Africa over gang rapes of women

Angry mobs on the rampage in a South African township, following the vicious gang rape of a group of women in the town of Krugersdorp last week.

And it's fifty years since Asians were forced to flee Uganda's Idi Amin and settle in Britain.
03
AUG

DRC displacement response lacks funding

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has one of the largest populations of internally displaced people in the world. But the UNHCR says less than 20% of its budget for the country is covered.

Kenya’s Shona community will have the opportunity to vote for the first time.

And South Africa’s Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness. BCUC, reflect on their performance at the 40th Womad Festival.
02
AUG

DRC reviews MONUSCO peacekeepers' presence

President Etienne Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo is reassessing when MONUSCO peacekeepers should leave the country. We hear from his spokesman.

Also, with news of the killing of Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, survivors of the 1998 bombing of the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam express disappointment at receiving no compensation like American victims.

Plus Somalia's new cabinet includes a former Al Shabab leader.

Those stories and more in this podcast.
01
AUG

Anger in Italy over Nigerian man’s killing

There’s been shock and outrage after the killing of a Nigerian man in Italy in broad daylight.

Sierra Leonean doctors have started a nationwide strike to demand better conditions and a long awaited fuel entitlement.

Plus the challenges that women face in Kenya on the political campaign trail.
29
JUL

North Kivu governor on attacks on UN peacekeepers

Following attacks on UN peacekeeping bases this week in the DRC, the governor of  North Kivu province, attempts to address the issue.

And, Ethiopia's government calls for talks without any pre-conditions with the Tigrayan rebels in a bid to end the bloody civil war.

Those stories and more in this podcast.
28
JUL

Allegations agains UN peacekeepers in DRC

Did UN peacekeepers open fire on civilians during recent protests against its mission in DR Congo?

Also, in Kenya as elections loom, Deputy President William Ruto's running mate is ordered to surrender over 1.6 million Dollars to the state over fraud.

And why have Tanzanian health authorities banned the use of a sex enhancing traditional medicine?
27
JUL

Protests against the UN continue apace in the DRC

Day three of protests against the UN Peacekeeping presence in the East of the DR-Congo.

Also, Russia's foreign minister wraps up his tour of Africa.

And a rare pink diamond found and in Angola - we hear what makes it very special.
26
JUL

Deaths in the DRC after anti-MONUSCO protests

Five protestors and three peacekeepers have been killed after hundreds protest in the east of the DRC over the presence of MONUSCO forces who they say are ineffective.

Also, Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, explains why he's willing to roll out the red carpet for Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, during his Africa tour.

More on those and other stories in this podcast.
25
JUL

Russia on a charm offensive to Africa amid war with Ukraine

In  the shadow of the war in Ukraine, Russia's foreign minister is on a  charm offensive in Africa.

Also in today's podcast:  We'll hear from marginalised women contenders vying for office in Kenya's upcoming elections.

And an Africa Eye investigation into the causes of the lethal gangland terror in Nigeria's Zamfara State.
22
JUL

Ukraine and Russia agree deal to resume grain exports

Ukraine and Russia have agreed a deal to resume grain exports through Ukraine's Black Sea ports. What will this mean for Africa? We hear from the head of policy at the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (Cafod).

Health workers in South Sudan have carried out the world’s first mass vaccination drive to curb an outbreak of hepatitis E.

And the Resident Presidents mull over the recent developments in Sri Lanka and the ousting of President Rajapaksa.
21
JUL

Bakers go on strike in Nigeria

Bread makers in Nigeria turn off their ovens for four days in protest, as one of the country’s bakers unions is demanding the federal government subsidize the cost of baking products.

Also, we're on the presidential campaign trail here in Kenya.

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