Stories from independent countries of Africa

Thomas Sankara, Africa’s Che Guevara, reburied in Burkina Faso

Issued on: 23/02/2023 - 14:56 Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara, was reburied Thursday, eight years after his body was exhumed as part of an investigation. Sankara’s body, and those of the 12 people who died with him, were reburied at the site of his assassination, which has since become a memorial for Sankara featuring a life-..

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Francophone nations meet for summit in Tunisia amid democracy considerations

Issued on: 19/11/2022 - 10:37 The world's club of French-speaking countries will meet in Tunisia from Saturday for talks focused on economic cooperation, more than a year after President Kais Saied began an internationally criticised power grab..

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Seven West African states look to strengthen anti-jihadist cooperation

Issued on: 18/11/2022 - 02:18 West African coastal states on Thursday held talks on boosting cooperation against jihadist violence spilling over from the Sahel after more countries announced they would pull their peacekeepers out of Mali. Gulf of ..

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Burkina Faso coup chief Ibrahim Traore named transitional president

Issued on: 15/10/2022 - 10:29 Just two weeks ago, 34-year-old Ibrahim Traore was unknown, even in his native Burkina Faso. But in the space of a weekend, he catapulted himself from army captain to the world's youngest leader -- an ascent that..

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Burkina Faso holds transition talks after newest coup

Issued on: 14/10/2022 - 13:04Modified: 14/10/2022 - 21:14 Political parties, social and religious groups and representatives of the security forces were gathering Friday to chart the next phase in Burkina Faso's future after the country's ..

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Somalia: The curse of famine

Issued on: 14/10/2022 - 11:13 In the past few decades, Somalia’s droughts have increased both in intensity and in number due to climate change. It is now facing a famine that threatens the lives of millions of people, especially children. The United..

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Burkina Faso military captain pronounces overthrow of army authorities

Issued on: 30/09/2022 - 22:12 A Burkina Faso army captain on Friday announced the ouster of military leader Paul-Henri Damiba and the suspension of the country's constitution and transitional charter in a statement read on national television. ..

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Cameroon: Pores and skin-lightening nonetheless a ‘public well being downside’ regardless of ban

Issued on: 30/09/2022 - 18:34 Cameroon has banned skin-lightening products following a spate of high profile cases of users developing skin cancer, but shops continue to sell the products and the products fly off the shelf, with many women saying th..

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Pictures fired close to Burkina Faso’s presidential palace in Ouagadougou

Issued on: 30/09/2022 - 12:22 The Burkina Faso government admitted an "internal crisis" within the army was behind troop deployments Friday in key areas of the capital, saying negotiations were now underway after shots rang out before dawn. Gunfir..

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Blended emotions in Africa as Queen Elizabeth II dies

Issued on: 09/09/2022 - 23:02 In tonight's edition: Welcome to a special edition on Queen Elizabeth II and Africa. All praise for some and criticism from others, from brutal repression in Kenya to open support for the end of apartheid, across t..

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In Guinea, tensions rise between chimpanzees and locals

Issued on: 08/09/2022 - 16:11 In Guinea, cohabitation between chimpanzees and humans is becoming increasingly tense in some regions of the country. As fields and roads encroach on their territory, the animals are getting more aggressive. In the vill..

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Ethiopia’s Tigray battle: Ceasefire shattered by ongoing combating

Issued on: 07/09/2022 - 22:59 In tonight's edition: We speak to the Ethiopian ambassador to France, Henok Teferra Shawl, after ongoing fighting shatters hopes for peace in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict. Also, the UN plans on launching a speci..

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