Tunisia: Authorities Arrest Over 600 People, Deploy Army After Violent Protests


[DW] Unrest spread across Tunisia after the government imposed an anti-virus lockdown amid economic hardship. Many Tunisians are frustrated by the lack of political reforms a decade after the Arab Spring.

Central African Republic: At Least 100,000 People Displaced as Rebels Launch Offensive


[The New Humanitarian] Bangui -- 'This coalition puts fear back in our stomachs.'

South Africa: Taxis for Women - Putting the Brakes On Crime in South African City


[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Johannesburg -- Activist-turned-entrepreneur Joanie Fredericks offers safe transport options for women in a Cape Town crime hotspot

Africa: Covid-19 Vaccines for African Countries - Some Key Questions Answered


[The Conversation Africa] Vaccines for COVID-19 are generating a lot of talk. To shed some light on which vaccines are available for countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and how the process will work, The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana and Ozayr Patel asked Benjamin Kagina to answer a few questions.

Uganda: Internet Restored After President Yoweri Museveni's Electoral Victory


[DW] Social media platforms in Uganda played a crucial role in the mobilization of opposition leader Bobi Wine's followers. Shutting down the internet on the eve of polls added to doubts about how fair the elections were.

Africa: The Social Media Battleground Is Continent-Wide


[ISS] In the earlier days of Ugandan Yoweri Museveni's presidential career in 2006, I remember seeing election posters routinely torn down by all sides during campaign rallies in an attempt to control the message. Now social media has become the new election battleground, propelled by the rapid proliferation and reach of cellphone technology across Africa.

Tunisia protests: Hundreds arrested as clashes continue

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Demonstrators angered by high unemployment and an economic crisis clash with police.

Nigeria's police: The lingering effects of a colonial massacre

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The shooting dead of striking miners in 1949 continues to have resonance in Nigeria today.

CHAN 2021: Morocco open title defence with 1-0 win over Togo


The Atlas Lions are one of the favorites to win the competition held in defiance of the coronavirus pandemic

Nine African nations in debt to UN lose voting rights


U.N. chief Antonio Guterres has said nine African nations and Iran should lose their voting rights as required under the U.N. Charter after defaulting on payment of their dues to the United Nations’ operating budget.

BUSTED: A Network that Sells Cameroonian Babies in the DRC


Cameroon police have opened investigations into a network of traffickers who allegedly buy babies from...

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Goes to Paris in 2021


The longstanding celebration of African art will be hosted by Parisian hot spot Christie's for the first time ever.

World Handball Championship, Cape Verde disqualified by Coronavirus


Cape Verde leaves the World Handball Championship in Egypt having been beaten by an unpredictable opponent, the coronavirus.

Gambia: IMF Approves Us$28.8m for Gambia


[The Point] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board on Friday approved an immediate disbursement of about US$28.8 million to The Gambia to help meet the country's financing needs, support social spending and the post-pandemic recovery.

Somalia: Eyes On Djibouti in Somalia and Kenya Peace Deal


[East African] A Djibouti-led mission to resolve accusations of territorial violations between Kenya and Somalia has concluded a fact-finding mission in both countries.

Uganda: Go to Court If You Contest Poll Results, Says Kaziimba


[Monitor] Church of Uganda Archbishop Dr Stephen Kaziimba has asked election losers who contest the results to seek remedies in court.

Central African Republic top court confirms Touadera election win


Touadera's rivals had run to court seeking the cancelation of the results of the December 27 poll, which gave the incumbent a first-round win with 53% of the vote

At least 130 people killed in Sudan after days of inter ethnic violence


At least 130 people have now been killed in what is the latest from inter-ethnic violence to rock Sudan's restive Darfur region. On Monday, 47 people were reported killed while 83 died in separate weekend clashes.

USA: Nate Parker’s 'American Skin' Takes #BLM to a Whole New Level


Nate Parker’s 'American Skin' takes the #BlackLivesMatter movement to a whole new level so as to inspire change in the handling of police brutality.

Sierra Leone: Freetown Receives International Support to Help Migrants Amid Covid-19


[allAfrica] The city of Freetown has become one of five across the world to receive an award to help it expand a waste-management scheme aimed at helping young people in informal settlements to make a living and improve public health amid the challenges of Covid-19.

Senegal-born chef Mory Sacko named young chef of the year


Mory Sacko, chef at Mosuke restaurant, awarded one star and joint winner of the Young Chef Award from the 2021 Michelin Guide