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

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

This week on Africa Weekly, we meet some of the Central African Republic’s “repats” who have managed to set up profitable livelihoods after returning to their country, despite it being one of the poorest in the world, and we track the growth of the African video gaming industry following the global success of a Cameroonian game.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 the fertility business is booming despite being considered taboo and we travel to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, which is pursuing modern architecture, often at the expense of its ancient heritage. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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

This week on Africa Weekly, we follow the plight of unaccompanied African minors hoping to find a safe haven in France, and we travel to Ghana where in an effort to boost the economy, the government is trying to encourage the country’s diaspora to 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 focus on Nigeria, where locally produced methamphetamines have become so popular that internal security is under threat as armed gangs vye for control of the market. And we follow the Travelling Digital Cinema in Central African Republic, where a small group of volunteers is roaming the conflict-ridden country to broadcast educational films on sensitive social issues.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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

This week on Africa Weekly, we meet an Ivorian refugee in Spain, one of at least 53,000 migrants who have risked their lives this year making the perilous passage across the Mediterranean, no matter how rough the seas. And we take you to Uganda where legendary Japanese film Rashomon is getting a Ugandan adaptation from the capital’s Wakaliwood studios.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 Somalia where the country’s only free ambulance service is at risk of closing down due to lack of funding and we take a look at a new doll being produced In Burkina Faso that challenges the typical blue-eyed Barbie dollsFOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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

This week on Africa Weekly, we travel to Mali where the government is trying to attract tourists to the safer regions of a country that has been plagued with violence and we meet the men and women behind Angola’s largest ever investment in offshore oil and gas exploration.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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

This week on Africa Weekly, we take you to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where thousands of people who have fled the various conflicts in their country will not be able to vote in the postponed presidential election, and we stay in the DRC to take a look at the state of the country’s infrastructure, one of the bargaining chips some politicians are using to shore up support in the upcoming poll.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, in the run up to the country’s presidential election, corruption still reigns, and we take you to Central Africa’s Bamingui Bangoran park where forest rangers are risking their lives to save the region’s dwindling wildlife.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY