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Analysis, Background Information and more about the stories making headlines – Mondays to Fridays on Africalink.


November 29, 2023 29 mins
Niger military government draws reaction from Europe after repealing law on migrant traffickers+++Women underrepresented in DRC elections+++Private sector threatens to pull out of South Africa
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South Sudan president reshuffles cabinet amidst coup rumours+++ Sierra Leone police blame failed coup for Sunday's deadly clashes+++Kenyans count the cost after El Nino floods+++Malawi seeks to reverse suicide trend
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Nollywood is one of the world's most prolific cinematic enterprises, producing over 2,000 movies annually and contributing about 2.3% to Nigeria's GDP. Despite the actors and actresses being regarded as some of Nigeria's most fashionable and wealthy celebrities, many veterans are making shocking social media appearances to solicit financial support. What are the stakes for the younger actors?
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November 27, 2023 29 mins
Sierra Leone: Thirteen government soldiers confirmed dead after Sunday clashes, army confirms +++ Nigeria: Armed men kidnap 150 mostly women and children in Zamfara state +++ Congolese musician Fally Ipupa's concert in Paris sells out with 40,000 fans in attendance.
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November 24, 2023 30 mins
What is at stake in the upcoming December 20 DRC elections? Join George Okachi as he discusses this hotly contested election with Phil Clark, an expert on central Africa at SOAS University of London.
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November 23, 2023 30 mins
Sudan fighting rages as UN warns of food shortages for refugees+++War-torn Sudan could break apart, experts warn+++Nigeria's death row prisoners in limbo+++Google GPS removes South Africas dangerous routes
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November 22, 2023 29 mins
Reactions after South Africa's parliament votes to close embassy in Israel +++ Intv. Annalena Baerbock on Israel-Hamas war +++ Tanzania's male victims of domestic abuse +++ Antibiotic abuse and self-medication in Zambia +++ Sports
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November 21, 2023 30 mins
Nigerian President Bola Tinubu in Germany to attract investments+++Uganda: Who benefits from China's surveillance technology?+++South Africa: Foreigners worried over new business clampdown
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Politicians in the Gambia have enacted a law that will make life of ex-presidents and their spouses modestly more comfortable after they leave office. The Former Presidents’ Bill 2023 is viewed as an incentive to incumbents to willingly vacate office and avoid the perpetuation of their tenure.
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November 20, 2023 29 mins
What is Africa Compact Summit +++ Germany Compact with Africa +++ Portrait Joseph Boakai, Liberia's president-elect +++Showbiz
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November 17, 2023 29 mins
More and more Africans are openly interrogating colonial-era narratives and asking themselves how the bitter legacies their countries are left with can be overcome. As debate swirls over the latest outpourings of remorse and apologies from ex-empires such as the Netherlands, Britain, Germany or Belgium, some Africans are starting to agitate harder for reparations.
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November 16, 2023 30 mins
Kenya's parliament approves police deployment to Haiti +++ African youth discuss climate change in Cameroon +++ Malawians baffled by Kwacha devaluation +++ Zambia's anthrax outbreak
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November 15, 2023 29 mins
UK Supreme Court rejects plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda +++ Is a new war looming in the Horn of Africa? +++ What Africa brings to the table at review of UNCCD +++ South Africa plans citizenship, immigration and refugee reform +++ New Guiness World Record coming from Nigeria
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November 14, 2023 30 mins
World Diabetes Day: How South Africa is coping with diabetes +++ Liberia holds presidential runoff +++ Accra Reparations Conference opens
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November 14, 2023 19 mins
As unemployment hits millions of young Africans, many are now being compelled to bribe or even offer sex for getting a job. For more on the topic, listen to this 77 Percent podcast hosted by DW's Chrispin Mwakideu.
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November 13, 2023 29 mins
Uganda's anti-LGBT law petitions +++ LGBTQ activitst Alex Donkor on situation in Ghana +++ Kenyans furious over increased national documents charges +++ Germany seeks to boost investment in Zambia +++ Sports
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November 10, 2023 29 mins
Zimbabwe's government allegedly preventing nurses from working abroad
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Rwanda has now joined The Seychelles, The Gambia, and Benin in removing travel restrictions for Africans. Meanwhile, Kenya’s President William Ruto has announced that its visa-free policy will start in 2024. But many young Africans are hoping that this can expand to the rest of the continent. Listen to young people in Rwanda and Ghana.
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November 9, 2023 30 mins
Kenya's Ruto defends economic measures despite criticism+++Worst floods in decades kill 29 in Somalia, hit towns across East Africa+++Nigeria's president signs controversial bill for a presidential yacht and SUVs for lawmakers
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November 8, 2023 29 mins
WHO holds conference with African parliaments on emergency response +++ Tigrayan women dealing with trauma after war +++ Nigeria's separatist group lays claim to Cameroon's Bakassi Peninsula
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