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Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics and the African diaspora.
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Nightline Africa is a 60-minute news magazine program highlighting the latest issues and developments on the continent. Correspondents from Washington and across Africa offer in-depth interviews, analysis and features on African arts and culture, sports, and music
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Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, culture, public policy, or academia debate and discuss a critical issue in the news. This program brings depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us.
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On Daybreak Africa: President Biden calls for national unity in the wake of the attempted assassination of former President Trump. Plus, Africans react to the attempted assassination on former President Trump. Democratic Republic of Congo says it will not require the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers from its North Kivu province. Most Rwandans will beg…
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Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine show featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics, and the African diaspora.Από τον VOA Africa
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Most Rwandans will begin voting Monday in presidential and parliamentary elections. President Paul Kagame, who has ruled the country since 2000, is seeking another term. He is being challenged by only two candidates. Several other candidates, including two prominent females, were denied the right to participate. Campaigning ended on Saturday, and D…
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Most Rwandans will begin voting Monday in presidential and parliamentary elections. President Paul Kagame, who has ruled the country since 2000, is seeking another term. He is being challenged by only two candidates. Several other candidates, including two prominent females, were denied the right to participate. Campaigning ended on Saturday, and d…
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The Democratic Republic of Congo says it will not require the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers from its North Kivu province due to the presence of Rwandan forces and Rwanda-backed M23 rebels. The French News Agency (AFP) quotes the country’s foreign minister as saying the situation in the east of the country was not conducive for a troop pullout. Repo…
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On Daybreak Africa: Botswana pledges continued support for Mozambique after the withdrawal of regional troops. Plus, A Kenya opposition leader says President Ruto’s sacking of his entire cabinet is too little and too late. UN agencies worry about the high number of cases of pregnancy and HIV among African adolescents. An ECOWAS court says Nigerian …
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A regional African court has ruled that Nigerian authorities violated the rights of protesters during mass demonstrations against police brutality in 2020. The protests, dubbed End SARS, called for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad after allegations of torture, extortion and extrajudicial killings. Timothy Obiezu reports from Abuja…
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There are at least eight billion people in the world with millions suffering from inequality and discrimination. The United Nations says the world's population continues to grow, though the pace is slowing down due to a rise in infertility and old age in many developed countries. At the same time, vulnerable people including women, young people and…
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In Kenya, a leading opposition member called President William Ruto’s sacking of his entire cabinet an action that’s too little and too late. On Thursday, president Ruto fired all but his foreign minister in response to anti-tax protests. He said he will consult with other political stakeholders in reconstituting the cabinet. Martha Karua, leader o…
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Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has promised to continue supporting Mozambique in its fight against violent extremism in the oil-and-gas rich province of Cabo Delgado, even after the imminent departure of southern African troops from the troubled region. Charles Mangwiro reports from Mozambique's capital, Maputo…
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Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine show featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics, and the African diaspora.Από τον VOA Africa
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On Daybreak Africa: The African Union convenes a week-long panel discussion among Sudanese to promote peace in their country. Plus, Nigerian lawmakers seek a probe of a controversial deal with the European Union. Namibia struggles with a growing seal population that threatens the fishing industry. Tensions are high in Guinea Conakry over the allege…
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Nigeria's parliament has called for investigations of a controversial deal the federal authorities signed with the European Union in late June. The so-called Samoa agreement sparked nationwide debate following a media report that some of the deal's clauses could potentially promote same-sex relationships. Nigerian authorities have denied the claims…
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Namibia’s Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources recently announced it will attempt to reduce the local seal population by 80,000 this year, despite opposition from animal rights groups. Authorities say the reduction is necessary to maintain balance in Namibia’s marine ecosystem and keep the seals from hurting the country’s fish industry. Vital…
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There is concern in Guinea Conakry over the whereabouts of two leading members of the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FNDC). Civil society groups say the two were arrested Tuesday for planning a protest to pressure the military junta, led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, to return the country to democratic rule. This, after a junta …
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The African Union has convened a week-long panel discussion among Sudanese analysts on the way forward for peace in Sudan’s nearly 15 month-long civil war. There have been several attempts to find peace in Sudan but to no avail. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, chairperson of the AU High Level Panel on Sudan, tells VOA’s James Butty, the AU has one objective w…
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A United Nations report says the Ugandan army has provided support to the M23 rebel group operating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a charge Uganda denies. Migrant aid groups say refugees and migrants who risk their lives on dangerous land routes across the African continent are subject to horrific violence, abuse, and exploitation. Member…
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On Daybreak Africa: Kenya’s Gen-Z movement accuses opposition leader Raila Odinga of trying to hijack their campaign; Plus, Burundi and Rwanda agree to normalize relations. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pays a one-day visit to Sudan. South Sudan marks 13th independence anniversary as women recall their contribution. Cameroon’s opposition call…
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Cameroon opposition and civil society leaders say a law passed Tuesday to extend lawmakers’ mandates by a year is a ploy by President Paul Biya. They say the goal is to eliminate opposition leaders who planned to take part in the elections to qualify as candidates for the country's 2025 presidential polls. But the government argues a lack of funds …
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Kenyan youth who make up the Gen-Z movement have accused opposition leader Raila Odinga of trying to hijack their campaign that led weeks of anti-tax protests. The Kenyan Nation online reports that the youth on Tuesday rejected a move by President William Ruto and Odinga to hold a national dialogue to address the issues that sparked weeks of anti-g…
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The Nigeria Customs Service have signed a memorandum of understanding with China with another pact imminent with Turkey and India to curb the illicit flow of arms, drugs and fake goods into the country. This, as security agencies intensify a probe on the importation of large consignments of arms through the ports. Chief Superintendent Abdullahi Ali…
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Italy’s government is trying a new development-focused approach to prevent migrants from attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Africa. President Joe Biden welcomes members of the newly enlarged NATO alliance this week for a summit amid growing doubts over his political future. Sudanese political parties and civilian groups reached a consensus …
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On today's Daybreak Africa, an African political expert says the US is concerned about Russia's expanding influence in the Sahel, a Zambian religious leader embraces the president's vow to hold peace talks with his predecessor, and two groups taking part in the South Sudan peace talks warn they may fall apart. All this and more on Daybreak Africa.…
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Russia has arguably expanded its influence in Africa i more than any other country in recent times. The relations have seen Russia deepen ties in North Africa, expand its reach in the Sahel, and rekindle Cold War ties in southern Africa. Junta leaders in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso say they're leaving ECOWAS and forming their own defense alliance…
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An ECOWAS official says the body stands by its decision that any member state that wants to leave the regional bloc must give one year's notice. Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger said over the weekend they have formed an Alliance of Sahel States and are pulling out of ECOWAS. Abdel Fatau Musah, ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs and Security say…
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The West African bloc ECOWAS has warned that it risks disintegration and worsened insecurity after Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger formalized their breakaway union. South Africa’s new minister of home affairs has extended the visas of thousands of foreigners in the country until the end of the year, a move aimed at keeping skilled workers while their …
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Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera criticized the police over recent arrests of three people suspected of circulating audio clips on social media on the plane crash that killed Vice President Saulos Chilima and eight others last month. Lameck Masina reports from Blantyre.Από τον Lameck Masina
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Sierra Leone’s parliament has voted to abolish the jury system. The Criminal Procedure Act awaits President Julius Maada Bio’s signature. Supporters welcome the decision but attorney Augustine Sorie-Sengbe Marrah tells host James Butty that the jury system has been the bulwark of Sierra Leone’s justice system, and justice should not be left to a si…
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Today on Daybreak Africa, Sierra Leon's parliament abolishes the jury system, ECOWAS says member states must give a year's notice to leave the West African regional bloc, and Malawi's president lashes out at police for arresting people over social media posts. All this and more on Daybreak Africa.Από τον VOA Africa
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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is ready to retire at the end of his term and hand the presidency to a new ZANU-PF leader. Kenya President William Ruto has ordered significant cuts in the federal budget and other reforms to pay off the country’s debt burden, in a move seen as a concession after weeks of protests against a tax bill. …
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On Daybreak Africa: Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is ready to retire and hand over the presidency to a new ZANU PF leader. Plus, Namibian lawmakers introduce a bill to counter a same-sex marriage ruling by the Supreme Court. An alliance of Western countries sets sights on minerals needed for a global shift to green energy. Samson …
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Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine show featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics, and the African diaspora.Από τον VOA Africa
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On Daybreak Africa: South Africa swears in government of national unity, but there’s trouble in the provinces. Plus, A U.S. high school principal will discuss cooperation with Liberia’s premiere technical school – the Booker T. Washington Institute. Nile Basin journalists receive training in Data Journalism. East African Community women call for ha…
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday swore in a government of national unity comprising 11 political parties. However, unlike the national government, the parties agreed to allow the provinces to choose their own governments of provincial unity. But the Democratic Alliance (DA) which came second in the May 29 elections wants provinc…
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Liberia’s premiere technical school – the Booker T. Washington Institute (BWI) – celebrated the 95th anniversary of its founding June 29. Local reports say President Joseph Boakai plans to elevate the institution to technical university level. The school is named after Booker T. Washington, a former slave and founder of the Tuskegee Institute in th…
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Women leaders in East Africa are calling for the enactment of gender-sensitive laws to encourage their participation in leadership, peace, and governance. They made the call at a just concluded international dialogue in Arusha, Tanzania. Moses Habyarimana reportsΑπό τον Moses Havyarimana
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In 1991, when the Tigray People’s Liberation Front took power after an armed struggle, one of the core principles it instituted was an ethnic-based federalism, but an expert says there are drawbacks to the system. Nigeria and Cameroon say they will no longer seek a court ruling demarcating their disputed border. Ludovic Baron, a 27-year-old Frenchm…
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