Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on Mali, where French and Malian troops say they have killed or captured 30 jihadists as part of the anti-insurgent offensive, Operation Barkhane. And we stay in Mali, which has reclaimed its place as the leading African country in terms of cotton production but were very little of its own “White Gold” is processed for further use. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on a base in eastern Mali, set up for soldiers joining ‘Operation Barkhane’ in the Sahel desert and we travel to South Sudan where a lull in fighting has led scores of displaced people to cautiously return home.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we meet some of the Rwandans working tirelessly for reconciliation, 25 years after the country’s genocide, and we travel to a camp in Rwanda where former militiamen who took part in the killings have returned after years in exile. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we travel to Rwanda to hear the stories of people torn apart by the 1994 genocide and their slow and painful journey to reconciliation. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we travel to Mauritania where Senegalese fisherman can once again cast their nets in the fish-rich waters of their northern neighbour, and we take you to Reunion Island, where the local surfing federation has been on a mission to make the waters safe again after a recent spike in shark attacks.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on Madagascar where nearly 80 thousand cases of measles were recorded in the last six months alone. And we meet the young Cameroonian mechanic who has created a quirky, eco-friendly car, made from recovered and recycled parts. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on Mauritania, where NGOs are fighting to pass legislation to better protect women’s rights and we take you to Nigeria, which is drawing the attention of international brewers, keen to capitalize on this largely untapped market.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we travel to Zimbabwe where a recently revived commuter train is offering a more affordable mode of transport and we take you to Kenya where vegetation blocking the main entry to Africa’s largest lake, has been hitting the local economy hard as fishermen struggle to get out on the water.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on Senegal ahead of Sunday’s presidential poll, from the president’s claims of economic development, to the growing concern of the country’s educational needs.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on Nigeria where around 84 million people are registered to vote in this weekend’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Along with the main candidates, pop singer and rapper Banky W is also vying for power, putting his showbiz career on hold to run for a seat in parliament. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY