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

This week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Kenya where a US NGO has been trialling a campaign that offers villagers a cash income to help alleviate poverty, and we meet 78-year-old Hatifari Munongi, the oldest Zimbabwean to earn a university degree, who has built a replica traditional homestead at her home in Harare.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLYFOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Attack of the small screens: Africa eyes mobile gaming boom

The Africa Games Week, in Cape Town, South Africa, looks at promoting the continent’s video game industry, by bringing together developers and partners from both Africa and abroad.

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

This week on Africa Weekly, this week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Ghana’s Atewa Range Forest Reserve, renowned for its world-leading biodiversity, but believed to be under threat due to the presence of bauxite beneath the soil. And we travel to Burkina Faso to meet one of the strongest men in the world, Iron Biby, who says he wants to inspire young people in his home country to follow their athletic dreams.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLYFOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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

This week on Africa Weekly, take you to Burkina Faso where female prisoners have no other choice but to keep their infants alongside them in detention and we travel to Tunisia to the southern island of Djerba where the dead face discrimination with separate cemeteries for people based on their skin colour. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLYFOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Benin welcomes call for France to return treasures

African museum directors welcome an expert report calling on France to allow the return of thousands of African treasures and artworks, a radical policy shift that could put pressure on other former colonial powers. Calls have been growing in Africa for restitution, but French law strictly forbids the government from ceding state property, even in well-documented cases of pillaging.

Macron in Morocco for opening of high-speed railway

French President Emmanuel Macron joins King Mohammed VI of Morocco in Tangiers, to inaugurate a high-speed railway line , that boasts the fastest journey times in Africa or the Arab world. IMAGES

Today in History for November 10th

(10 Nov 2018) Highlights of this day in history: The Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in Lake Superior; Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev dies; Henry Stanley finds David Livingstone in central Africa; Film composer Ennio Morricone born; ‘Sesame Street’ premieres. (Nov. 10)

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Paris welcomes “Also Known As Africa” contemporary art fair

A South African photographer, an Algerian painter, a Congolese sculptor: the third edition of the contemporary African art fair ‘Also Known As Africa’ lands in Paris, in the hopes of eliminating clichés surrounding works from the continent.

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

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on Madagascar where national security and the fight against corruption will be a key issue for the country’s next president and we take you to Kinshasa, once the capital of Rhumba, where young people are now switching over to the more urban sounds of rap and hip hop.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLYFOR 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, one of the world’s poorest countries, as it prepares for its presidential election next week and we travel to South Africa where young fishermen are putting their lives at risk to trade in the illegal poaching of abalone, a valuable and protected sea creature that is a delicacy in parts of Asia.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLYFOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY