Chad: What's going on and what next?
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by BBC World Service
2d ago
A leading critic of Chad's military leader, Mahamat Déby, has been killed in a shootout with security forces, that's according to officials Yaya Dillo's death comes after the government blamed him for a deadly attack on the country's security agency. He had denied the accusation. Several others were killed following that attack. What's going on? Also, fresh calls for a proper investigation into the killing of 21-year-old Agnes Wanjiru and a letter to King Charles. And a Cameroonian student who fled Ukraine tells us what life is like for him, two years after the conflict began ..read more
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Ghana passes controversial anti-LGBTQ+ bill
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by BBC World Service
3d ago
Ghana ‘s parliament unanimously passed a controversial anti-LGBTQ+ bill that could get some people sent to prison for 10 years. Is the proposed law constitutional and is it really about promoting family values? Concern grows in South Africa over how children access guns.  And what is circular finance, and can it help with environmental issues ..read more
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A landmark deal for Libya. How will it work?
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by BBC World Service
4d ago
According to the Libyan government, militias have agreed to leave Libya's capital, Tripoli, following lengthy negotiations. The deal comes after a series of deadly clashes in the city in recent months. The country has been battered by armed groups who emerged after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. How will the deal work? Also, following the tragic death of a zookeeper at a Nigerian university, we'll find out how and why Universities across the country have zoos? And why did Algeria decide to build the largest mosque in Africa ..read more
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Why are Malawi's Catholic Bishops critical of the government?
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by BBC World Service
5d ago
Malawi's influential Catholic Bishops have written a letter criticising President Lazarus Chakwera's government. They say the country is worse off now. than it was four years ago.  The government has acknowledged the issues raised by the church.  Also how widespread is the recruitment of child soldiers in Africa? And we hear the second half of the story of the Nigerian student who fled Ukraine two years ago, at the start of the war ..read more
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Why are migrants using Mauritania to get to Europe?
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by BBC World Service
6d ago
There's been a rise in the number of people attempting the dangerous Atlantic crossing from West Africa to Europe. Migrants are once again returning to Mauritania, which is struggling to cope with the growing numbers. Why are migrants choosing Mauritania? Also, we'll hear a personal and distressing story of how a Nigerian student fled Ukraine and made her way across Europe when the war broke out two years ago. And why are more African countries growing bamboo ..read more
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Are child-beggars on Uganda's streets 'sold'?
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
More than 100 mothers in Uganda have been given community service for allowing their children to beg on the streets of Kampala. We hear more about why street-begging is a huge issue in the country and how most are from a particular region where they are sold as a commodity. Senegal’s President Macky Sall says he will stand down on 2 April when his term in office expires, but he has not announced a new date for the presidential election. So what will happen next? And we hear from a Tanzanian student, who fled Ukraine two years ago when Russia invaded, but now she has returned to complete her me ..read more
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South Africa's youth struggling to find jobs
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
South Africa's finance minister Enoch Godongwana, acknowledged that the country's economy is facing 'a tipping point'. There's massive youth unemployment in South Africa and this recent forecast won't be favourable to young people. We hear reaction and look at possible solutions. Also, Somalia signs a military and economic deal with Turkey. What's the deal and why has it angered Somaliland? And Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso want to form their own economic bloc, away from Ecowas. Can it work ..read more
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Will a deal with Russia help or hinder Niger?
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
The rebranded Russian mercenary group Wagner offers Niger a regime survival package ..read more
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As inflation rises in Nigeria, how expensive is food?
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
There's anger in Nigeria as food prices continue to rise. Some people have taken to the streets in protest. Inflation is at its highest the country has seen for a generation, at almost 30%. How is the government dealing with the problem? Also, Kenya's shilling strengthened against the dollar a few days ago, making it Africa's top performing currency. It caused excitement in the country. What's going on, is it all good news? And African leaders decide on a continent wide ban on the trade in donkey skins. We'll hear fascinating facts about donkeys that you don't quite expect ..read more
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How relevant is the African Union?
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
The African Union urges action on instability and condemns coups on the continent ..read more
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