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AfricaLink News: 12 June 2024

Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu vows to continue economic reforms +++ EU considers taxes on Chinese electric cars
6/12/20243 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why Russia and Ukraine are tussling over Africa

Russia's top envoy, Sergey Lavrov, recently visited the continent, whereas Ukraine opened embassies in Ghana, Ivory Coast, and the DRC; so why are these two nations, currently at war with each other, so interested in securing support across Africa, and how does it affect Africa's presence on the international stage?
6/12/202427 minutes
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AfricaLink News: 11 June 2024

Malawi's Vice President Chilima confirmed dead in plane crash +++ Russia and Belarus begin second nuclear weapons drills
6/11/20243 minutes, 9 seconds
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How Nigerians can equitably benefit from oil wealth

Nigeria's wealth distribution remains a glaring issue despite being Africa's largest oil producer. What lessons can it learn from other African oil producers, such as Angola? Join DW’s Josey Mahachi as she discusses this topic with Prof. Lord Mensah, an Economist and Associate Professor Department of Finance Business School Ghana, and Edmilson Ângelo, a young Angolan economist.
6/11/202426 minutes, 26 seconds
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AfricaLink News: 10 June 2024

French President Macron calls for snap election after EU election defeat +++ Three Spanish football fans sentenced to prison for racism
6/10/20243 minutes, 13 seconds
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Why the death penalty is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa

In 2023, Amnesty International recorded more death sentences in Africa despite calls to abolish capital punishment. Join Josey Mahachi as she discusses this touchy topic with Chiara Capraro, Amnesty International's policy advisor on the death penalty.
6/10/202426 minutes, 40 seconds
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AfricaLink News bulletin: 07 June 2024

53 alleged coup plotters have gone on trial in Democratic Republic of Congo+++Somalia wins a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council
6/7/20243 minutes, 12 seconds
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AfricaLink Podcast: Why South Africa won't elect a female president?

Despite women's significant contributions to South Africa's development, the political elite has sidelined them in key decision-making positions, like the presidency. This exclusion has had a profound impact on ordinary South Africans, who are left without the experiences that women could bring to the table. Women now want to play a vital role in the management of state affairs,
6/7/202426 minutes, 51 seconds
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AfricaLink Podcast: Why Africa remains in debt despite the mineral wealth

Africa is endowed with natural resources that could make it the most prosperous continent in the world. Despite the abundance of wealth, many people in sub-Saharan Africa still live below the poverty line. Why has Africa failed to manage its resources?
6/6/202426 minutes, 31 seconds
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AfricaLink News bulletin: 06 June 2024

Veterans from around the world are marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day in France +++150 people killed in an attack on a village in central Sudan+++Nigeria: Dozens of gold miners remain trapped
6/6/20244 minutes, 2 seconds
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AfricaLink Podcast: Why is Germany funding businesses in war-ravaged Sudan?

Germany's Economic Cooperation and Development ministry has partnered with a non-profit organization to support Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) in war-ravaged Sudan. Thousands of children have been killed or injured, and countless more have been exposed to grave protection risks, including sexual violence and recruitment or use in the conflict.
6/5/202426 minutes, 33 seconds
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AfricaLink News: 05 June 2024

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins election+++German far-right AfD politician injured after stabbing++Prominent South Sudan civil rights activist Kuel Aguer Kuel allowed to travel to Kenya
6/5/20243 minutes, 56 seconds
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AfricaLink Podcast: Did the EU pay Tunisia millions to dump migrants in the desert?

The European Union paid Tunisia millions to block migrants. As a result, many died in the desert, mostly women and children. A Cameroonian migration expert explains the positive aspects of migration.
6/4/202426 minutes, 56 seconds
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AfricaLink News bulletin: 04 June 2024

South Africa waits to find out who will govern+++Nigeria grapples with power cuts+++Kenya enters sixth round of the trade talks with the US
6/4/20243 minutes, 30 seconds
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Africalink Podcast: South African voters deny ANC majority win

ANC loses majority support in crucial vote+++DA rules out coalition with Malema's EFF party+++ex-president Jacob Zuma's power vows to take back power from ANC
6/3/202426 minutes, 35 seconds
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AfricaLink News bulletin: 03 June 2024

South Africa's ANC fails to secure majority win+++Burkina Faso among world's neglected conflicts+++Claudia Sheinbaum is elected Mexico's first woman president by a landslide
6/3/20243 minutes, 13 seconds
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AfricaLink podcast: How safe are African skies?

Several incidents of severe turbulence on international flights and the recent helicopter crashes of Iran's president and Kenya's chief of defense staff, have raised concerns within the aviation industry. Is it a question of bad weather forecasting or airworthiness of aircrafts?
5/31/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink podcast: Can Cameroon's opposition defeat veteran leader Paul Biya?

Cameroon's opposition groups vow to unseat President Paul Biya+++Zimbabwe's opposition says ruling ZANU-PF determined to remain in power
5/30/202430 minutes
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South Africa elections: Will Rampahosa's ANC win?

South Africa elections: Can Ramapahosa secure a 2024 victory?+++Youth want change+++Opposition determined to eject ANC from the seat of power
5/29/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 28 May 2024

Why is menstruating a taboo in parts of Africa? How Malawian schoolgirls deal with menstruation periods+++Ending period poverty by using banana fiber pads
5/28/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — South Africa gears up for vital election

Early voting is already underway in South Africa, so we preview the election in Africa's most advanced economy. From power cuts to mass unemployment, there is plenty to irk voters. But will this translate into the African National Congress losing its political grip on the Rainbow Nation?
5/27/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — Chad's Mahamat Idriss Deby sworn in as president

From military rule to civilian rule, Chad's Mahamat Idriss Deby begins new term as president. So what does this new presidency mean for the future of Chad and the region as a whole?
5/24/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — SA election 2024: Why are young voters pessimistic about their future?

Ahead of elections in South Africa, young voters see a bleak future. Why is that the case and what needs to change?
5/23/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — How can Africa maximize the full potential of the online shopping market?

How does the online market place in Africa compare to the global e-commerce market? What is the future of the sector?
5/22/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 21 May 2024

South Africa's new universal healthcare law begins+++Patients in Kenya sell their health data to get medical care
5/21/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 20 May 2024

Tackling oil theft in Nigeria's Niger Delta+++Contraceptives use on the rise in Zambia+++Uproar over Zambia's plan to regulate social media
5/20/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — Why is it challenging for gay male footballers to come out?

May 17 is the international day against homophobia. Here in Germany, an initiative by a former football player aims to encourage footballers to embrace their sexuality. But what implications could that have on their careers?
5/17/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — Does introducing new currencies help fight against inflation in African countries?

African countries like Zimbabwe and Nigeria recently introduced new currencies to help fight inflation and stabilize the economy. But does it really work? We hear from experts and people on the ground.
5/16/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — Who or what is responsible for the cocoa crisis in West Africa?

Global cocoa prices are skyrocketing, but is that a blessing or a curse to cocoa farmers across West Africa?
5/15/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 14 May 2024

Inside Uganda's chaotic census+++Countdown begins to South Africa's general elections+++M23 rebels in DRC advance in northern Kivu
5/14/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink -- Why is Sudan still at war a year on?

It's been a year since fighting broke out in Sudan between the army and paramilitaries. Thousands have been killed, and more than 8.5 million people have been displaced. The United Nations has called it the biggest humanitarian crisis and has warned of a looming famine.
5/13/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink -- The US-Africa busines scene

The United States is definitely interested in doing business with Africa and talks about "shared prosperity" and the importance of the African diaspora. But what value does the US market have for African business owners and entrepreneurs, and do US companies with operations in Africa actually contribute to economies?
5/10/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — Somaliland's campaign for recognition

Somaliland's campaign for recognition started more than three decades ago. Now, the self-governing region of Somalia expects to finalize a controversial deal that will make Ethiopia the first country to do so. The move comes despite strong objection from Mogadishu. Somaliland is just one of the numerous regions of Africa where people are striving for independence.
5/9/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — Are Africa's crime networks ruining the reputation of African migrants?

About a dozen members of Nigeria's notorious Black Axe crime network are in police custody in Germany. They were caught in nationwide raids after a two-year investigation. Who are the Black Axes and how wide is the web of African organized crime in Europe? Can it make life harder for Africans in Europe where negative public sentiment over migrants is already swirling?
5/8/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — Why Chad's election is so critical to Sahel stability

As Chad tries to transition back to civilian rule, Western nations fret about the trajectory of their last ally in the Sahel. After a relatively peaceful vote, will the the election deliver a winner who can cope with jihadist threats, a wave of refugees from war torn Sudan, and balance local and Western support?
5/7/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — Why Europe still has not returned colonial-era loot

Europeans stole thousands of priceless cultural objects from Africa under colonialism. Now, the United Kingdom has loaned Ghana some items looted during the Ashanti war. But is it enough? We also look at the state of restitution in Africa, and how other forms of amends have been made across the continent.
5/6/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — How overfishing destroys Africa's coastal livelihoods

For many, overfishing is an out-of-sight-out-of-mind problem. But industrial fishing off Africa's coastlines by foreign vessels, often under illegal circumstances, is pushing coastal communities to their limits. It doesn't just mean no fish at the markets - the identities of entire communities are on the line.
5/3/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — How can Africa prepare for natural disasters?

Over the past few months, climate change has been increasingly wreaking havoc across Africa in the form of natural disasters. How African states can gain food security, conserve the environment, and prepare for natural disasters without foreign aid.
5/2/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — Africa's striking health workers — a symptom of a broken system?

From Zimbabwe to Kenya, many African nations have experienced strikes by medical professionals. And it's not just for better pay: In Kenya, some doctors are striking because they do not have properly operating equipment! We also explore how Cameroon has both a surplus and and a dire shortage of doctors.
5/1/202426 minutes, 53 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 30 April 2024

Kenyan President William Ruto to hold an emergency cabinet meeting today to discuss measures to mitigate +++ Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi speaks to DW +++ Benin: A tourism destination like no other +++ Showbiz
4/30/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 29 April 2024

Togo votes for a new parliament with stronger say in governance+++DR Congo to impose death penalty for mineral plundering+++ Injury-hit Bayern to make 'last-minute decisions' for Real Madrid semi
4/29/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 26 April 2024 - Story of The Week - South Africa marked 30 years of democracy

South Africa marked 30 years since the end of apartheid and the birth of its democracy. The African National Congress (ANC) that has governed South Africa since 1994 faces leadership challenges. Among them are bad governance and the failure to deliver on the promises it made thirty years ago.
4/28/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 25 April 2024

Burkina Faso’s army summarily executed 223 civilians, can the military be blamed for the massacre? +++ Flooding in East Africa +++ Deforestation in Zambia +++ The growth of Hausa hip-hop in Nigeria
4/25/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 24 April 2024

The Gambia moves to try former President Yahya Jammeh +++ Nigerian President Bola Tinubu to overhaul the judiciary +++ Addressing Zambia's electricity problems and export issues +++ Showbiz
4/24/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 23 April 2024

Zimbabwe's new gold-backed currency ZiG did not meet expectations +++ Why did the ZiG currency fail? +++ UK Rwanda migrant deal +++ A Chinese supermarket in Abuja shut down for allegedly barring Nigerians +++ Showbiz
4/23/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 22 April 2024

West Africa counterterrorism summit +++ Does West Africa need new counterterrorism partners? +++ South Africa’s ANC loses a trademark battle with Zuma's party +++ The aftermath of the deaths of eight people who drunk uncertified alcohol in Malawi +++ Showbiz
4/22/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink 19 April 2024 - Story of The Week: Sudan's Civil War, 1 year on

4/19/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 18 April 2024

Nigerian pastor Chris Oyakhilome pushes malaria vaccine conspiracy theories +++ Zimbabwe marks 44 years of independence amid food insecurity +++ A Guinean Muslim cleric stirs controversy for leading prayers in his native Mandingo and not Arabic.
4/18/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 17 April 2024

El Nino induced flooding and drought plaguing African nations +++ Torrential rains wreak havoc, damaging properties, displacing people. Is East Africa prepared? +++ How hard is it to get a visa for Nigeria +++ Why the new ownership of Zambia's Mopani copper mines is stirring debate +++ Showbiz
4/17/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 16 April 2024

Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe join African recall of J&J cough syrup+++Hope as Tanzania, Malawi set to end maize import ban
4/16/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 15 April 2024

15 April - one year since the commencement of the devastating war in Sudan +++ Sudan refugee artists hold exhibition in Kampala +++ Rwanda's reconciliation village +++ CAR child refugees dream of a better future
4/15/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink Story of the Week: Abductions rife in Nigeria 10 years after Chibok

As Nigeria remembers the Chibok schoolgirls abduction of 2014, AfricaLink's Eddy Micah Jr and Josey Mahachi seek to find out why kidnappings are still happening and what can be done to stop them.
4/12/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 10 April 2024

Muslims in Africa celebrate end of Ramadan +++ How Sudanese refugees in Uganda are celebrating Eid +++ Community health volunteers in Kenya +++ Sports
4/10/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 09 April 2024

Nigeria's naira strengthens amid crackdown on forex black market+++Patients in Kenya turn to private hospitals as doctors' strike continues+++Voter apathy grows in Cameroon
4/9/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 08 April 2024

Rwanda marks 30 years since genocide against the Tusti +++ Nigerians outraged by electricity tariff hike +++ Guinean Muslims lament power outages as Idd el Fitr nears
4/8/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink Story of The Week: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed marks six years in office

This week, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed marked six years in power. The 47-year-old was once lauded as a reformist and even won the Nobel Peace Prize. But his war in Tigray and the ongoing conflict in the Amhara region have dented his legacy and reputation. So what do Ethiopians make of his policies? Join Josey Mahachi's in AfricaLink's Story of The Week.
4/5/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 04 April 2024

South African parties commit to peaceful campaigns ahead of elections+++Nigerians, Nigeriens cheer border reopening
4/4/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 03 April 2024

Senegal's President Faye and ally Sonko set to share top roles+++Uganda court throws out challenge to harsh anti-gay law+++Malawi pilots injectable PrEP against HIV
4/3/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 02 April 2024

Senegal's youngest president sworn in. Bassirou Diomaye Faye, the fifth president of Senegal, was sworn into office at a ceremony in the capital, Dakar +++ Ghana grapples with power outages +++ Tackling Kush addiction in Sierra Leone +++ Showbiz
4/2/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 01 April 2024

Pope Francis, in Easter address, calls for Gaza ceasefire+++Haiti now needs up to 5,000 police to help tackle `catastrophic' gang violence , UN expert says+++MONUSCO head warns of escalating violence in eastern DRC
4/1/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — Story of the Week — Pan-African Parliament in focus

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP), the legislature of the African Union, is back in focus now that its leadership vacuum is resolved. Who is its controversial reelected leader and how do young Africans see the assembly with the shaky reputation?
3/29/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 28 March 2024

France court hands Liberian rebel shorter 30-year sentence+++Climate change poses a health challenge in Cameroon+++ Burna Boy blasts western blogs for trending old image of his shaved beard
3/28/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 27 March 2024

Rwandan genocide suspect indicted in the US +++ Cameroon's opposition in talks to form coalition despite threats +++ Zambia sex abuse survivors speak out +++ Four teams join African giants in race for 2025 AFCON clash +++ Showbiz
3/27/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 26 March 2024

Senegalese President-elect promises humility after winning election +++ Guinean women criticize male-dominated cabinet +++Zambians wary over rising gun culture+++Tyla basks in glory as new album hits the right notes
3/26/202429 minutes, 57 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 25 March 2024

Senegal's outgoing president congratulates opposition candidate on win+++Nigerian military returns over 130 abducted schoolchildren after weeks in captivity
3/25/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink Story of The Week: Senegal 2024 election

Senegal will hold its delayed presidential election on Sunday March 24. For the first time in the country's history, the incumbent will not be on the ballot. Join Isaac Mugabi in AfricaLink's Story of The Week.
3/22/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 21 March 2024

Trade union representatives from 35 African countries protest against foreign debt +++ How can African countries get out of the foreign debt trap? +++ The link between water and peace in Sierra Leone +++ Is it worth being an author in Africa? +++ Showbiz
3/21/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 20 March 2024

Zimbabwe receives grain donation from Russia amid drought +++ Is Russia using food aid as diplomatic tool? +++South African Airline in turbulent times +++SHOWBIZ
3/20/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 19 March 2024

A court in Nigeria denies bail to activist and IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu+++Amnesty International says, "it is suicidal for pupils to go to school in northern Nigeria" +++Muslims in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo lack food
3/19/202430 minutes
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Africalink 18.03.2024 16 UTC - MP3-Stereo

Niger severs ties with US Army over 'condescending attitude'+++Gunmen kidnap at least 87 in Nigeria's Kaduna state+++Sixteen Nigerian soldiers killed in community clashes in Delta state
3/18/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink Story of The Week: Nigeria grapples with kidnappings amid humanitarian crisis

Nigeria faces multiple crises but the recent spate of kidnappings in the northwest and President Bola Tinubu's vow not to pay ransom to the kidnappers mean parents may have to wait longer until they reunite with their children. Join AfricaLink's Isaac Mugabi as he sheds more light on the security situation and the neglected humanitarian crisis unfolding in northwestern Nigeria.
3/15/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 14 March 2024

Nigerians turn to herbal medicine as drug prices soar +++ Economic hardship in Africa +++ Zimbabwe banks on tobacco sales to boost ailing economy
3/14/202430 minutes
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Africalink on Air - 13 March 2024

Dozens abducted in new Nigeria kidnapping+++Rwandan court rules against Victoire Ingabire's presidential candidacy
3/13/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 12 March 2024

Kenya vows Haiti mission as Prime Minister resigns +++ South Africa 2024 Election: Opposition claims the ANC plans to rig the election +++ A Cameroon chief helping CAR refugees +++ Showbiz
3/12/202430 minutes
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Africalink on Air - 11 March 2024

Muslims in Africa start Ramadan+++15 more students kidnapped in Nigeria+++Why is Kenya leading the Haiti mission?
3/11/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 08 March 2024 – Story of the Week: The plight of trafficked women

More and more women in Africa are asserting their rights and calling for an end to exploitation. In Cameroon, they have gone to the streets to demand better treatment for themselves and girls. In Nigeria, one survivor of sex trafficking to Dubai has gone to court to fight her case.
3/8/202430 minutes
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Africalink on Air - 07 March 2024

Ghana sees influx of Togolese fleeing jihadis+++Cameroon chief helps CAR refugees+++Chad on the brink before elections
3/7/202429 minutes, 58 seconds
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Africalink on Air - 06 March 2024

DRC refugees in Rwanda protest against discrimination +++ Rwanda against SADC deployment in DRC +++ Senegal protest over election date +++ The Tanzanian woman who quit her job to sell coffins +++ 13th African Games in Ghana
3/6/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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Africalink on Air - 05 March 2024

Gambia debates repealing the anti-FGM law+++Boko Haram ex-fighters threaten society+++Sierra Leone to compensate student shot by police during peaceful protest
3/5/202430 minutes
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Africalink on Air - 04 March 2024 - MP3-Stereo

German minister warns of Russian influence in West Africa +++ Security situation in the Sahel region deteriorating +++ Rwanda probes sexual abuse allegations during Tour de Rwanda +++ A wellness center for adolescents in Cameroon
3/4/202429 minutes, 54 seconds
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AfricaLink Story of The Week: ICC compensates Uganda victims

AfricaLink Story of The Week: ICC compensates Uganda victims
3/1/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink 29.02.2024 - 16:00 UTC - MP3-Stereo

'Heartbroken' Paul Pogba to appeal four-year doping ban +++US 'deeply troubled' by Ghana's anti-LGBTQ legislation+++Victims of Cameroon's separatist conflict speak to DW
2/29/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 28 February 2024

Nigeria's union workers end strike, give government 14-day ultimatum+++Kenyans decry shortage of condoms+++Who are Burundi's RED-Tabara rebels?
2/28/202430 minutes, 8 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 27 February 2024

Who will win South Africa’s 2024 election? +++ Analysis: South Africa election campaigns ramp up +++ Portrait: Duduzane Zuma +++ Showbiz
2/27/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 26 February 2024

West African bloc ECOWAS lifts sanctions against Guinea, Mali, and Niger+++Guinea capital Conakry grinds to a halt as general strike begins++South Africa's political parties launch campaigns
2/26/202429 minutes, 58 seconds
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DW AfricaLink — Story of the Week — Why are Africa's currencies underperforming?

Nigeria's naira has declined by a whopping 38% to the US dollar while Ghana's cedi, the Kenya's shilling and the West African CFA franc have also lost value. Why are African currencies performing so poorly on the world market? And, does the performance of a currency tell the whole story of any country's economy?
2/23/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 22 February 2024

Malawi's immigration services paralyzed by cyber-attack disruptions+++Guinea junta restricts internet access to curb unrest+++Turkey to provide maritime security support to Somalia
2/22/202430 minutes
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The 77 Percent — Young people react to energy crisis in Africa

Did you know that a 2021 study shows that an estimated 600 million Africans lack access to electricity? On this week's 77 Percent Show, we asked young people how they cope when the power goes off. Listen to this interesting debate!
2/21/202420 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 21 February 2024

DR Congo conflict escalates +++ US accuses Rwanda of involvement in Congo conflict +++ Can you speak your mother tongue? +++ Cameroonians react after President Biya tells them not to migrate
2/21/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 20 February 2024

Nigerians brace for electricity subsidy removal+++Guinea junta freezes accounts of dissolved government members+++Malawi begins offering education to female inmates
2/20/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink 19 February 2024

Eastern DRC residents scramble for safety as conflict intensifies+++African leaders condemn Israel's offensive in Gaza
2/19/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AU Summit: Can African leaders tackle the continent's challenges?

The AU has had a rough start to 2024 amid worsening regional violence and democratic backsliding among members.
2/16/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 15 February 2024

Ethiopia gears up for AU summit amid conflict in Amhara region +++ Why does AU with its headquarters in Addis Ababa ignore the conflict in Ethiopia? +++The migration dilemma +++Potrait of a cervical cancer survivor in Zambia +++ Showbiz
2/15/202429 minutes, 57 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 14 February 2024

Fighting in eastern DRC takes its toll on children +++ South Africa deploys 2900 troops to eastern DRC +++ Nigerians ditching the depriciating naira for foreign currency +++ Guinea's labour unions plan to protest over rising cost of living
2/14/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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Africa's debt management controversy

More African countries are likely to join Chad, Zambia, Ethiopia, and Ghana in seeking to restructure their debt under the G20 “Common Framework for Debt Treatments,” according to the United Nations. However, many young people in debt-ridden African nations feel their leaders have mishandled finances to their detriment. #77Percent #DWAfrica
2/14/202420 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 13 February 2024

Senegal bans opposition protests +++ ECOWAS dispatches diplomatic mission to mediate the political crisis in Senegal +++ Today is World Radio Day
2/13/202430 minutes
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The 77 Percent: Do you prefer an African or foreign national coach?

"If African coaches are given enough resources and liberty to function without interference, no national team on the continent will need a foreigner as coach." Do you agree with this? Listen to this interesting debate
2/12/202420 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 12 February 2024

Ivory Coast shocks the continent, lifts the AFCON trophy +++ What really went wrong for Nigeria's Super Eagles? +++ February 12: International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers.
2/12/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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DW AfricaLink — Story of the Week — What happens to the infrastructure after AFCON?

The winners of the Africa Cup of nations will emerge on Sunday. Nigeria and Ivory Coast play the final match in Africa's biggest football tournament at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan. But after the final whistle blows, what happens to this newly revamped stadium or any of the other expensive AFCON infrastructure paid for with borrowed funds?
2/9/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 8 February 2024

Ivory Coast to face Nigeria in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations +++ Nigeria's new student loan scheme +++ Kenya forges ahead with its deployment to Haiti
2/8/202429 minutes, 55 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 7 February 2024

Malawi and Zimbabwe battle Cholera +++ M23 "administration" in eastern DRC +++ Nigeria's minimum wage comes under review +++ AFCON Semi-finals
2/7/202429 minutes, 56 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 6 February 2024

Progress towards zero tolerance against FGM +++ What does the election postponement mean for Senegal's democracy?+++ Sudan conflict update
2/6/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 5 February 2024

Grammy Award for South African singer Tyla +++ Reactions to death of Namibian President Hage Geingob +++ AFCON
2/5/202429 minutes, 48 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air- 02 February - Story of the week

Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger announce exit from ECOWAS+++Insecurity in the Sahel could deteriorate, analysts tell DW.
2/3/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 1 February 2024

Thousands Africans trapped in Myanmar’s cyber slavery racket +++ No more styrofoam in Nigeria +++ An Ivorian woman campaigning against GBV +++ AFCON Final 16
2/1/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 31 January 2024

South Africa's Bafana Bafana shock Morocco after Hakimi penalty miss, Mali through +++ Jailed Zimbabwe opposition figure Sikhala set free +++ Nigerian NGO helps sexual abuse victims
1/31/202429 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 30 January 2024

Former South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma banned from the ANC party +++ Would you marry someone who asked you to sign a prenup? +++ All the latest AFCON updates
1/30/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 29 January 2024

Military regimes in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger announce their immediate withdrawal from ECOWAS+++Deforestation in Sierra Leone +++ AFCON update
1/29/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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Africalink - 26 January 2024 - Story of the week

AFCON: Ivory Coast football star Didier Drogba is famed for bringing back peace to his country when he begged fighters to lay down their arms. Ivory Coast hosting the AFCON will use the games to boost unity in the country.
1/29/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink - 25 January 2024

AFCON: Analysis of upcoming matches at knockout stages++Ivory Coast narrowly survives elimination+++World Court to rule on Gaza emergency measures in Israel genocide case
1/25/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 24 January 2024

What is the outcome from Blinken’s Africa tour? +++ Nigeria: Reactions to arrest of president of herder's association +++ The latest on AFCON matches, stakes +++ Will the Elephants of Ivory Coast make it to the knockout stages? +++
1/24/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Is Rwanda safe for asylum seekers?

Young Africans are undertaking perilous journeys across the world, fleeing their home countries for various reasons. Seeking a safe haven in Europe, the US, the UK, and other destinations — with no intention of returning to Africa — including Rwanda. But Rwanda has already established agreements with the UK, regarding arrangements for hosting asylum seekers. Is this what young Africans want?
1/24/202420 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 23 January 2024

Cameroon's Indomitable Lions seek qualification when they play against Senegal+++US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visits Ivory Coast and Nigeria+++24 Israeli soldiers have been killed in the Gaza Strip
1/23/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 22 January 2024

Liberia's new president Joseph Boakai sworn in today +++ Cameroon is the first country in the world to launch a routine vaccine programme against Malaria +++ AFCON: Ghana's Black Stars face an uphill task against Mozambique +++ Will Ghana survive the group stage +++ Nigeria's Super Eagles looking to cement another win and qualify for the next stage
1/22/202430 minutes
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DW AfricaLink — Story of the Week — AFCON tournament underway in Abidjan

It has been a week of football fanfare at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) taking place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The start of the tournament, however, saw many teams register draws which dent their hopes of automatic qualification from group stages.
1/19/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent —Is signing a prenup 'un-African'?

As marital disputes and divorce rates rise, more and more couples are looking into prenuptial agreements. Some see the documents as red flags in relationships with no trust and respect while others say its an important agreement that every couple should have. What's your view? #77Percent #DWAfrica
1/19/202420 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 18 January 2024

AFCON: Nigeria’s Super Eagles take on hosts Ivory Coast++ Will Ivory Coast be the first team to qualify for the next stage? +++ Davos World Economic Forum +++ How Tinubu's government is tackling corruption
1/18/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 17 January 2024

Africa's football kings Morocco play against Tanzania +++ Namibia's shocked Tunisia - no more underdogs +++ Shell announces exit from troubled Niger Delta +++ Kenya in shock over gruesome spate of femicides in Airbnb apartments +++ How can Malawi make education more accessible?
1/17/202429 minutes, 46 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 16 January 2024

Burundi escalates conflict with Rwanda +++ Don't Hold Back: How to make it as a social media content creator with Tums Mmope +++ AFCON: Ivory Coast prepares to take on Nigeria's Super Eagles this week +++ Who will win this year's AFCON?
1/16/202429 minutes, 56 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 15 January 2024

Reactions as Cape Verde is declared malaria-free +++ Zambia debates having a 24-hour economy +++ AFCON games: What is the latest from Ivory Coast?
1/15/202429 minutes, 56 seconds
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DW AfricaLink — Story of the Week — South Africa vs Israel over alleged genocide at the International Court of Justice

South Africa's case against Israel over accusations it is committing genocide in Gaza opened in The Hague this week. African governments refrained from statements but influential blocs that include many African countries and Namibia openly support South Africa and the Palestinians. How will the complaint be handled by the International Court of Justice? And what do Africans say about the case?
1/12/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 11 January 2024

South Africa accuses Israel of genocide in Gaza+++Gambia faces pre-AFCON drama over players' bonuses+++What are Zambia's chances at AFCON?
1/11/202429 minutes, 54 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 10 January 2024

Reactions to DR Congo confirmed election result +++ Nigeria cracks down on fake degrees +++ What happened to Kenya's visa free entry? +++ AFCON update
1/10/202429 minutes, 57 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Guinness World Record sensation among young Africans

The surge in Guinness World Record attempts has become a phenomenon across Africa. In Ghana alone, approximately 355 submissions have been made to the Guiness World Record for various attempts. Why is this trend gaining such momentum on the continent? This is what young Ghanaians think.
1/10/202420 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 09 December 2024

Malawi grapples with unsafe abortions +++ South Africa’s teen pregnancy crisis +++ Challenges of teenage pregnancy across Africa
1/9/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 08 January 2024

Did Ghana's government try to silence pan-Afrian youth leaders? +++ Who is Nana Kwame Bediako? +++ President Ruto vs Kenyan judiciary +++ Nigeria intensifies crackdown on fake degrees +++ Sports
1/8/202429 minutes, 53 seconds
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AfricaLink - Story of The Week: Ethiopia-Somaliland agreement fallout

Britain has joined the United States, Arab League, and the African Union to call for restraint over the escalating tensions in the Horn of Africa over an agreement between Ethiopia and the separatist region of Somaliland. Will Ethiopia and Somalia go to war over the deal? DW's Isaac Mugabi speaks to experts, in this week's story of the week.
1/5/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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New Year's resolutions: Why do they fail?

As 2024 gets underway, I'm pretty sure we want to start on the right foot. Some people have already made resolutions for the year, which may include keeping fit, saving more cash, or even studying harder. But now the question is: Why don't the majority of people stick to their resolutions? #77Percent #DWAfrica
1/5/202420 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 04 January 2024

Reactions after Sierra Leone's former President Bai Koroma is charged with treason +++ Intv: What impact could the charges have on Sierra Leone +++ DRC update +++ More foreigners acquiring land in Zambia +++ Showbiz
1/4/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 03 January 2024

Sierra Leone's ex-president Ernest Bai Koroma charged with treason +++ Challenges facing Congolese President-elect Felix Tshisekedi +++ Congolese opposition refuses to petition the election results +++ Ethiopia faces backlash over MOU with Somaliland +++ Zambia concerned by the rise of ethnic groups
1/3/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 02 January 2024

Somalia rejects port deal +++ Human Trafficking in Kenya +++ Library for the visually impaired in Cameroon +++ Sports
1/2/202430 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 01 January 2024

Congo's President Tshisekedi re-elected after contested poll+++Chad military leaders appoint former opponent prime minister+++Guiness world records trend in Africa
1/1/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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DW AfricaLink — Story of the Week — Sub-Saharan Africa economic review and outlook

2023 was a difficult year for many economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Countries in the region were hit by a sluggish global economy, worldwide inflation, and high borrowing costs, while still emerging from the pandemic, according to the International Monetary Fund. Rising living costs and political instability became a daily concern for many. What is the outlook for 2024?
12/29/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 28 December 2023

African countries assert their role in global politics +++ Africa 2023: Challenges, democracy, security, and economic highlights +++ Zambia pushes bill for access to information +++ South Africans look back at difficult 2023 +++ Showbiz
12/28/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 27 December 2023

Police prevent election protest in DR Congo capital+++Opposition candidate in Congo alleges police fired bullets as protesters seek re-do of election+++ Africans react to Pope's approval of blessings for same-sex couples
12/27/202329 minutes, 47 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 26 December 2023

A challenging year for UN peacekeepers in Africa +++ Kenya's drive to privatize state-owned assets +++ Creating awareness of palliative care in Tanzania +++ Christmas disrupted in English-speaking Cameroon
12/26/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - Special Christmas Edition

Africans scramble to shop and travel back home in time for Christmas +++In Nigeria, high transport fares deter many from celebrating Christmas with their families in villages
12/25/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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DW AfricaLink — Story of the Week — 22 December 2023

Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo wrapped up the second day of voting on Thursday, but the powerful Catholic Church observer mission said more than 27 percent of polling stations did not open and 152 cases of violence reported. The chaos came as no surprise to election observers and Congo experts. So what lies ahead after the DRC chaotic elections?
12/22/202329 minutes, 54 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 21 December 2023

Voting extended in DR Congo as five presidential candidates call for a rerun +++ Why Kenya is facing frequent power cuts +++ Is China sending prisoners to Nigeria to work?
12/21/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 20 December 2023

Election day in the DRC +++ DRC election: Opposition leaders cry foul +++ Why the DRC election matters +++ How neighboring Rwanda is following the election in DRC
12/20/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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Has Christmas lost its meaning among young Africans?

Christmas, for many people, is a holiday season that provides opportunities for families to reunite. It also allows us to take a break from our daily routine and reflect on the year gone by. But is Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, losing its meaning? How has the economy affected Christmas? And how is Christmas today compared to years ago? #77Percent #DWAfrica
12/20/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 19 December 2023

All eyes on DRC ahead of elections +++ Internet restrictions in Guinea +++ South Africa's proposed public health insurance
12/19/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 18 December 2023

DRC election campaigns heat up amid insecurity +++ Why do the lights keep going out in Kenya? +++ Cholera-hit Zimbabwe to export purified water to South Africa +++ Major sports news
12/18/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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DW AfricaLink — Story of the Week — 15 December 2023

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has over 900 registered political parties. Such a large contingent of diverse parties is exceptional in Africa. Are hundreds of parties good or bad for Congo? And, what has Africa's experience with multi-party democracy been?
12/15/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 14 December 2023

What Congolese voters expect +++ Explainer: What's at stake in Congo elections? +++ Activist on male-dominated presidential race +++ Insecurity in Congo
12/14/202329 minutes, 49 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 13 December 2023

COP28 climate summit ends in Dubai+++African delegates at COP28 push for climate financing++Why is Nigeria's army making deadly mistakes?
12/13/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Concerns over systematic killing of women by their partners

Some young African women are not sure they want to get married because they're afraid their husbands will kill them. In Cameroon in 2023, up to 60 women were killed by their partners. Why is the killing of women by their husbands or partners on the rise, and what can be done to stop it? Listen to this interesting debate...
12/13/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 12 December 2023

Kenya celebrates 60 years of independence +++ Expert:Is Kenya on the right track? +++ Kenya's reformed health policy-miss or hit? Tribute to South Africa's singer and songwriter Zahara
12/12/202330 minutes
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Africalink on Air - 11 December 2023

DRC election: Opposition candidates complain of sabotage and aggression+++Rwanda accuses DR Congo leader of 'threat' over Hitler jibe++South Africa.:Seventy new political parties formed ahead of elections
12/11/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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DW AfricaLink - Story of the week - 08 December 2023

The collapse of the G5 Sahel anti-jihadist alliance+++Niger ends security and defense partnerships with the EU
12/8/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 07 December 2023

Kenyan judge finds Meta is not in contempt of court +++ Nigeria's Fulani herdsmen to form vigilante group +++ How are Congo's elections viewed by the West?
12/7/202329 minutes, 39 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 6 December 2023

Electricity access in Africa +++ How Anglophone Cameroonians are coping with power blackouts +++ Sudan's "forgotten" humanitarian catastrophe +++ Malawi alert as anthrax spreads from Zambia +++ Burna Boy is most streamed Sub-Saharan African artiste on YouTube
12/6/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent —Do partners have the "right" to sex at all times?

Sex is an integral part of marriage. But do partners have the "right" to have sex at all times? Some partners blame each other for refusing to have sex. How rampant are such cases where you are, and what needs to be done? #77Percent #DWAfrica
12/6/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 5 December 2023

Ghana holds UN peacekeeping ministerial meeting +++ DRC citizens seek safety in volatile East after EAC troops withdraw +++ South Africa marks 10th Mandela death anniversary +++ Delivery girls in Bamenda face risks of sexual assault
12/5/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 4 December 2023

How serious are the pledges made at COP28? +++ South Africa's tough transition from coal energy +++ Challenges of Nigerian journalists living with disabilities +++ Fighting malnutrition in Malawi
12/4/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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Africalink on Air — 01 December 2023

As the world marks World AIDS Day, Africalink's Isaac Mugabi brings you the stories of people living with the virus and how African countries are doubling efforts to fight HIV/AIDS.
12/1/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 30 November 2023

COP28 climate conference kicks off in Dubai+++Cameroon's efforts to save the Congo Basin Forest+++What impact will the cancelation of the EU election observer mission have on DRC elections?+++ Ghana seeks to curb inter-ethnic violence
11/30/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 29 November 2023

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
11/29/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 28 November 2023

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
11/28/202329 minutes, 47 seconds
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The 77 Percent — African youths discuss dwindling fortunes of Nollywood actors

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?
11/27/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 27 November 2023

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.
11/27/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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Africalink on Air — 24 November 2023

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.
11/24/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 23 November 2023

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
11/23/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 22 November 2023

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
11/22/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 21 November 2023

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
11/21/202330 minutes
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77 Percent Final The Gambia's controversial ex-presidents' law - MP3-Stereo

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.
11/21/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 20 November 2023

What is Africa Compact Summit +++ Germany Compact with Africa +++ Portrait Joseph Boakai, Liberia's president-elect +++Showbiz
11/20/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 17 November 2023

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.
11/17/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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Africalink on Air — 16 November 2023

Kenya's parliament approves police deployment to Haiti +++ African youth discuss climate change in Cameroon +++ Malawians baffled by Kwacha devaluation +++ Zambia's anthrax outbreak
11/16/202330 minutes
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Africalink on Air — 15 November 2023

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
11/15/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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Africalink on Air — 14 November 2023

World Diabetes Day: How South Africa is coping with diabetes +++ Liberia holds presidential runoff +++ Accra Reparations Conference opens
11/14/202330 minutes
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Bribes and sex for jobs

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.
11/14/202319 minutes, 59 seconds
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Africalink on Air - 13 November 2023

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
11/13/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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Africalink on Air - 10 November 2023

Zimbabwe's government allegedly preventing nurses from working abroad
11/10/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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The 77 Percent — How important is visa free policy for Africa

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.
11/10/202320 minutes, 1 second
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AfricaLink on Air — 09 November 2023

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
11/9/202330 minutes, 5 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 08 November 2023

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
11/8/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 07 November 2023

Ethiopia to hold referendum over border dispute between Tigray and Amhara states+++Separatists kill 20 in Cameroon
11/7/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 06 November 2023

Uganda plans terminate fuel imports deals with Kenya+++Germany's Scholz wants to expand migration centres in Nigeria
11/6/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 03 November 2023

Chancellor Olaf Scholz says Germany and the EU is committed to boosting security in West Africa and could provide support to fight the jihadi insurgency spreading from the Sahel region to the Gulf of Guinea. What kind of support can it provide and which countries want German support. And, will the military rulers who now dominate the Sahel even cooperate?
11/3/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Military Career Among Young Africans

In Gabon which was hit by a coup d'état one month ago, joining the ranks of the army in the post-coup era is more than a source of pride for young people. In Cameroon, close to 30,000 youths, 35 percent of them women, have applied to fill 3,000 positions in the Rapid Intervention Battalion, (BIR) and presidential guard. What motivates young Africans to join the military?
11/3/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 02 November 2023

German president wraps up Zambia visit+++20th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum opens in Johannesburg
11/2/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 01 November 2023

Spotlight on President Ruto's globetrotting+++Why it is so difficult to protest in Zambia+++Zanzibar woman educating the youth on cybersafety
11/1/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 31 October 2023

German president faces colonial past on Tanzania trip +++ German Chancellor Scholz wraps up Nigeria, Ghana visit +++ Malawi excited over bumper wheat harvest +++ Feature: Tigray after the war: Does peace have a chance?
10/31/202329 minutes, 57 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 30 October 2023

The German chancellor's trip to Nigeria +++ WFP's suspension of aid in DRC has far-reaching consequences +++ Cameroon's climate refugees +++ Rugby world champions Springboks
10/30/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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Male vs. female medics, what's your preference?

In the event you fall sick and need medical attention, does gender matter when choosing a health professional to attend to you? In Tanzania, elderly men suffering from hydrocele disease, a condition that is characterised by the swelling of the scrotum, protest being attended to by female health care providers.
10/27/202320 minutes
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DW's AfricaLink Story of the Week — 27 October 2023

Conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has flared up again two months before the country heads for a general election.
10/27/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 26 October 2023

Nigeria's Supreme Court affirms President Tinubu's election win +++ Nigeria's Katsina State becomes first to make vigilante groups official +++ Kenya's court rejects GMO +++ Mortuary worker in Tanzania fighting stigma +++ Preview of Rugby World Cup
10/26/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 25 October 2023

Liberia gears up for runoff election showdown between Weah and Boakai+++Goma residents decry oil sector strike as commodity prices increase ++++Kenya's new finance law hits influencers and content creators
10/25/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 24 October 2023

UK court overturns Nigeria's billion dollar fine over collapsed gas deal +++ Nigeria's Niger border closure causing pain for locals on both sides +++ Liberia 2023 Elections +++ Malawi prisons begin to separate men and women inmates +++ Showbiz
10/24/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 23 October 2023

S.Africa's operation dudula recent raids spark xenophobic fears+++Rebels recapture DR Congo town in fresh fighting+++Sudan: 20-year-old war crimes before International Criminal Court
10/23/202329 minutes, 47 seconds
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Story of The Week -20 October 2023 - Liberia heads for presidential run-off vote

Liberia is heading for a crucial rematch of the 2017 presidential runoff between incumbent George Weah and opponent Joseph Boakai. Click to listen to what's at stake!
10/20/202329 minutes, 57 seconds
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Do partner-dependent women hinder feminism?

As the feminist movement continues to gain momentum, exploring the relationship between financial dependence and the pursuit of gender equality becomes increasingly essential. This debate aims to unravel the layers of this complex issue.
10/19/202319 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 19 October 2023

Ghana's flood victims cry for help +++ Kenya's Ruto moves to boost local garment industry +++ Nigeria hails operation to clear Biafra separatists fighters out of forests a success +++ Sports
10/19/202329 minutes, 46 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 18 October 2023

Somalia rejects Ethiopia's bid to gain access to Red Sea Port +++ A health start-up in Rwanda uses AI for non-communicable diseases +++Twelve countries in Africa to receive 18 million doses of the first-ever malaria vaccine over the next two years +++ Showbiz
10/18/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 17 October 2023

Kenya seeks more Chinese loans at 'Belt and Road' forum despite rising public debt +++ Zambia threatens to deregister opposition political parties +++ Nigeria curbs export of unprocessed lithium
10/17/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 16 October 2023

Congolese army dealing with ADF +++ President Weah, opposition leader Boakai nearly tied in Liberia presidential race +++ LGBTQ+ Community in Kenya defies anti-gay protesters, demands rights
10/16/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 13 October 2023 - Story of The Week

Israel-Hamas conflict divides opinion in Africa+++Why have African leaders remained silent on the Israel-Hamas conflict?+++Can South Africa mediate the brewing tensions between Israel and Hamas?
10/13/202329 minutes, 57 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 12 October 2023

Liberia tallying votes as President Weah pursues re-election for a second term+++France bans pro-Palestinian protests after Hamas attack+++Kenya's Kipyegon nominated for Women's World Athlete of the year award
10/12/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Should all African countries abolish the death penalty?

Human rights groups have called for the death penalty to be abolished globally and replaced with longer prison sentences, so persons wrongfully convicted of certain crimes are not executed. So far only 29 out of 55 African countries have completely abolished the death penalty. On this week’s 77 Percent Show we ask if the rest of Africa should abolish the death penalty? #77Percent #DWAfrica
10/11/202320 minutes, 2 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 10 October 2023

Voters go to polls in Liberia after tense campaigns+++Gambia's Barrow hints at reviving Jammeh-era dictatorial powers
10/10/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 09 October 2023

DR Congo: Tshisekedi announces second term bid +++ The biggest 2023 election issue for Liberia’s youth +++ Tanzanian musicians face restrictions and jail for government critical lyrics +++ Sports
10/9/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 06 October 2023

The poor ranking of Kenya's national police service could potentially hinder their performance in a special security mission in Haiti, a Kenyan former special forces operative has warned.
10/6/202329 minutes, 57 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Can Africa survive without external support?

According to the World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa remains the largest recipient of foreign aid. But in the past months, coup-hit countries in Africa like Gabon and Niger have had foreign aid suspended. Can this have big effects on these countries, or would they be better off without it? We explore this in this week's 77 Percent Show. #77Percent #DWAfrica
10/5/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 05 October 2023

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine was detained on arrival at Uganda's Entebbe International Airport +++ DRC: Renewed tensions after clashes +++ South Africa's new border management authority +++ Liberians to vote in October 10 general election
10/5/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 04 October 2023

Congo opposition leader Katumbi signs up for presidential race+++DR Congo Nobel winner Mukwege declares presidential bid+++Plights of migrants in Central Africa
10/4/202329 minutes, 54 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 03 October 2023

Nigeria's labor unions suspend a planned strike to protest rising living costs +++ Chicago State University releases Bola Tinubu’s academic certificates to Atiku Abubakar +++ Malawi and Tanzania plan joint operations to tackle organized crime
10/3/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 02 October 2023

Three killed in Liberian election campaign clashes+++ Is Ethiopia on the brink of a new war?+++What's it like in drug rehab at a government center in Tanzania?
10/2/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air – 29 September 2023

Niger leaders are celebrating the exit of French ambassador to the west African country. It follows an order for him to leave as relations between Niger under a ruling junta and France breaks down. France also plans to withdraw its troops in Niger by the end of year. But what are the implications of this French withdrawal for Niger’s security and political stability?
9/29/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air -28 September 2023

Burkina Faso coup attempt +++ Two women activists from Africa and two organizations were presented with this year’s Right Livelihood Award +++,Corruption in Guinea under a junta
9/28/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 27 September 2023

DW's AfricaLink Special Edition: Migrant Crisis – What Is the EU's Position on African Migration?
9/27/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 26 September 2023

Mali Presidential elections postponed +++ Tanzania-Zambia fuel pipeline under construction +++ Nigeria's diphtheria outbreak +++ E-learning becoming popular in Kenya
9/26/202329 minutes, 56 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Should TikTok be banned or regulated?

TikTok is facing bans in Africa. In Senegal the government banned TikTok, citing "hateful and subversive" messages. The Somali government ordered a ban on TikTok, Telegram and an online betting site, claiming that these platforms were being used by "terrorists" for propaganda purposes. And in Kenya there are calls to ban TikTok due to "explicit sexual content" allegedly eroding cultural values.
9/26/202319 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 25 September 2023

France pulls troops out of Niger +++ Germany returns skulls of Tanzanian heroes +++ DNA matching: Tanzanians demand ancestral skulls back +++ Cameroon: Recognizing the rights of indigenous Baka people +++ Sports
9/25/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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Africalink on Air – Story Of The Week: Is the world listening to Africa at the UN General Assembly?

For decades, African leaders have attended the UN General Assembly, where they get to address the summit on a wide range of issues that affect their people, but how seriously does the assembly take Africa? Does Africa get the attention and status it deserves on the global arena?
9/22/202330 minutes
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Africalink on Air - 21 September 2023

Kenya marks 10th anniversary of Westgate mall terror attack +++ Niger's humanitarian situation worsens +++ Landmines still a threat in Angola
9/21/202330 minutes
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The 77 Percent — Role of young diasporans in enhancing African democracy

30 since Eritrea fought and won independence from Ethiopia, some of its citizens in the diaspora who are dissatisfied with the country's democracy have been agitating. Similar independence movements have typified the Nigerian and Cameroonian diaspora for years. Follow this interesting debate with our panellists, Simon Ekpa in Finland, Tapang Ivo Tanku in the US, and Fabrice Lena in Cameroon.
9/20/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 20 September 2023

Rwanda's President Kagame seeks a fourth term in office+++Addressing menstrual hygiene challenges in Ghana
9/20/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 19 September 2023

The AI show: AI for development in Ghana+++Kenya ghostwriters lose income because of AI+++What is the future of AI?
9/19/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 18 September 2023

Several African leaders in New York for the annual UN General Assembly +++ Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger form security alliance +++ Malawians and the rising craze for a banging body +++ Showbiz
9/18/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 14 September 2023

What's up between Zambia's president and Zimbabwe's ruling party?+++Southern African regional bloc -SADC's unity under threat following Zimbia, Zimbabwe diplomatic tiff+++Rwandans want LGBT legal recognition+++Invictus Games: Nigeria's athletes battle with trauma
9/14/202329 minutes, 57 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 13 September 2023

DW's AfricaLink Special Edition: President William Ruto's one year in office
9/13/202330 minutes
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The 77 Percent —Will AI help you work faster, or will it take your job?

Machines have become more affordable, faster and more efficient than humans. Improved technology has moved physical automation to the next level. And now artificial intelligence (AI) is here to help us think. Is it beneficial to mankind — or should we expect trouble in the future? #77Percent #DWAfrica
9/13/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 12 September 2023

Women groups in Zimbabwe put pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa for not appointing a gender-balanced cabinet+++Explainer: African countries with the highest representation of women in parliament+++DRC: Pupils and people displaced by conflict share classrooms+++Insecurity in Sahel under military regimes
9/12/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 11 September 2023

G20 admits African Union as permanent member+++Zambian president is in China, to seek formalization of a debt restructuring deal+++Combatting liver disease in Tanzania
9/11/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 08 September 2023

Do protests by Africans in the diaspora make a difference?
9/8/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 07 September 2023

UN offers to support Gabon's transition to civilian rule+++Female activists in Rwanda seek a review of divorce law+++Zimbabwe swears in lawmakers amid election results dispute
9/7/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 06 September 2023

Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu marks 100 days in office+++Is Tinubu fulfilling his promises to voters?
9/6/202330 minutes
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The 77 Percent — African youth migrating for better prospects

Japa is a word used in Nigeria for youth who are leaving the country to look for better opportunities abroad. But this term does not only apply to Nigerians but other African youth leaving to study or work abroad. This can be because of unemployment, high cost of living an little opportunities. But is leaving your country a better solution?
9/6/202320 minutes, 1 second
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AfricaLink on Air - 05 September 2023

Niger junta government hopes for "deal" with ECOWAS +++ Military rule makes comeback in Africa +++ Guinea junta marks two years in power +++ Taking care of premature babies in Tanzania
9/5/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 04 September 2023

Gabon coup leader sworn in as interim president+++Zimbabwe's president-elect Emerson Mnangagwa inaugurated+++ Africa Climate Conference kicks off in Nairobi
9/4/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pressure mounts on Gabon junta to relinquish power after coup

Gabon's opposition leader has alleged that the ousted president's family arranged the coup to retain power.
9/1/202330 minutes, 1 second
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AfricaLink on Air - 31 August 2023

Who is Gabon's new interim leader General Brice Oligui Nguema? +++ Gabon coup receives little condenmnation from AU, EU +++ Reactions after Cameroon's President Paul Biya reshuffles military chiefs +++ EU foreign ministers meet in Spain to discuss possible sanctions on Niger
8/31/202330 minutes
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The 77 Percent —Single parenthood and impact on young Africans

17 percent of children aged 0 to14 live in single-parent households worldwide according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Uganda. How is this affecting young people there and other parts of Africa? Listen to the views of young people in Cameroon and Uganda on the subject.
8/30/202319 minutes, 55 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 30 August 2023

Gambia: Military ousts President Ali Bongo+++African Union urges safety for ousted President Ali Bongo+++Bongo appeals for help from "International friends"
8/30/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 29 August 2023

Zimbabwe's main opposition party calls for fresh polls +++ UN prepares "unprecedented" six-month peacekeepers withdrawal from Mali +++39 civilians killed in Sudan's Darfur +++ Corporal punishment in Nigeria +++What Kenya's TikTok creators think of President Ruto's stance on the app
8/29/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 28 August 2023

Deadline for French envoy to leave Niger expires+++ What options does Zimbabwe's opposition have in challenging results?+++ Malawi embarks on new cholera vaccination campaign+++Zimbabwe's opposition alleges "gigantic fraud" in elections+++Showbiz
8/28/202329 minutes, 36 seconds
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The 77 Percent —Malawians and the rising craze for a banging body

The craze for body modification or enhancement continues to rise, with people seeking the elusive 'perfect look'. In Malawi, for instance, it was rare to hear people talking publicly about sexual enhancement products or even hip or bum enlargement, but that has changed. On this week's 77 percent, we spoke with Malawians and Ugandans on the issue.
8/25/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 25 August 2023

The outcome of Zimbabwe's general election will be known in the coming days. One million first-time voters cast their ballots in the country with an incumbent who came to power in a coup in 2017. How has life under his authoritarian government been? Do the youth believe that the new leader can overcome youth unemployment, unaffordable education and lack of access to health care?
8/25/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 24 August 2023

Russia's Putin sends condolences to Prigozhin's family after crash+++Prigozhin plane crash: locals report 'bangs' and fire+++BRICS hails 'historic' entry of new members amid bloc rivalry+++Zimbabwe arrests election monitors as opposition lashes "flawed" poll
8/24/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 23 August 2023

Troubled start to Zimbabwe’s elections as many voters disenfranchised+++BRICS want African goods and services to be 'equal competitors' in world economy.
8/23/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 22 August 2023

BRICS leaders meet in South Africa as bloc weighs expansion+++Brazil's Lula says BRICS not meant to challenge G7, US+++Zimbabwe election: Why the youth vote matters
8/22/202329 minutes, 50 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 21 August 2023

Zimbabwe Elections: Which candidate can best tackle challenges in the country?+++All you need to know about BRICS
8/21/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AL 1808 Story Of The Week: Niger Crisis

+++NEWS+++ Story Of The Week: What's the way forward in Niger? As regional bloc ECOWAS continues to threaten the use of military force, we hear from people across the continent.
8/18/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 17 August 2023

ECOWAS military chiefs meet in Accra +++ Zimbabwe election presidential candidates - who are the favourites? +++ Women's political representation in Zimbabwe's election +++ Zimbabweans in the diaspora on the upcoming election
8/17/202330 minutes
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The 77 Percent — Coup D'etats in Africa, the rekindling of nationalism among youth?

West Africa has seen six coup d’etats in three years, leading some analysts to suggest there is a resurgence of the spirit of African nationalism seen during the independence era of the 1950s and 1960s. Military juntas have gained widespread youth support on the premise that they can solve national and societal issues where democratic governments have failed. Listen to reactions of young Africans
8/16/202319 minutes, 54 seconds
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Africalink 16.08.2023 - 16 UTC - MP3-Stereo

What role can ECCA play in the Niger crisis? +++South Africa prepares to host the BRICS summit+++What do Liberians want from the October 10th election?
8/16/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 15 August 2023

Calls for peaceful resolution of Ethiopia’s Amhara conflict intensify+++Should parents be held accountable for crimes committed by their kids?
8/15/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 14 August 2023

W.Africa bloc lashes threat to prosecute ousted Niger president +++ Zimbabwe ruling party accused of data privacy breach +++ Tanzania marks significant progress in HIV - AIDS fight, UNAIDS says +++ Neymar set for Saudi move after Al Hilal agree near-$100M transfer fee
8/14/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Should parents be held responsible for their children's crimes?

In Zimbabwe, there is a law making parents entirely responsible for crimes committed by their kids who are under 18. Some parents are not entirely in agreement with the law, saying some children pick up bad behavior from their peers in school and even on social media platforms. We also wanted to get Ghanaian parents' perspectives on the Zimbabwean law, #77Percent #DWAfrica.
8/11/202319 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 10 August 2023

ECOWAS orders activation of its standby force over Niger coup+++Nigerian President Bola Tinubu backs diplomacy in Niger coup crisis+++C.Africa's Touadera: Man of peace or 'President Wagner'?
8/10/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 09 August 2023

Niger junta accuses France of violating airspace, destabilising country +++ Opposition groups in CAR reject referendum results +++ World Bank says no more financing for Uganda over the anti-LGBTQ act +++ Normalizing the status of refugees in Zambia
8/9/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 08 August 2023

Niger junta rebuffs overtures backed by US, UN to talk+++United States' Blinken: diplomacy is best way to solve the situation in Niger+++Sanctions, flight disruptions, squeeze U.N. aid stocks in Niger+++France ends Morocco's run and advances to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup
8/9/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 08 August 2023

Niger junta rebuffs overtures backed by US, UN to talk+++United States' Blinken: diplomacy is best way to solve the situation in Niger+++Sanctions, flight disruptions, squeeze U.N. aid stocks in Niger+++France ends Morocco's run and advances to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup
8/8/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 07August 2023

5-West African leaders to meet on Niger after junta defies deadline +++ ICC prosecutor says he is investigating alleged new war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region +++ Illegal drug use high among young Ghanaians +++ Nigeria's Super Falcons go home with heads held high after agonising exit
8/7/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 04 August 2023

Story of the Week: Kenya’s government has stopped US tech company Worldcoin from signing up new users in the country. It follows news of thousands of Kenyans queuing up to give out their personal data and subject themselves to eyeball scanning in exchange for cryptocurrency tokens. Some tech experts have raised data privacy concerns and want better regulation to protect Africans.
8/4/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 03 August 2023

Thousands of coup supporters rally in Niamey +++ Amnesty International condemns war crimes in Sudan +++ Why mental health is important to African youths +++ FIFA Women's World Cup
8/3/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 02 August 2023

Niger updates: France evacuates citizens, and other Europeans+++ ECOWAS sends delegation in Niger 'to negotiate' with junta+++Kenya suspends Worldcoin
8/2/202329 minutes, 44 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 1 August 2023

Three Junta leaders back Niger, threaten ECOWAS +++ France, Italy begin evacuating citizens in Niger +++ Housing crisis hits Nigeria +++ Women’s World Cup: Nigeria's progress to the knockout stages
8/1/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 31 July 2023

Niger junta detains more government ministers+++Zambia: How sub-dividing farms can affect food security+++Super Falcons celebrate reaching World Cup knock-out phase+++Should African men be stopped from braiding their hair?
7/31/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Zanzibar's recent ban on men plaiting their hair has sparked conversations

Zanzibar authorities have banned men from plaiting their hair. A fine of $400 or six months in prison awaits any man caught wearing the hairstyle on the island. Some youth see the move as repressive, while others say African culture need to be preserved.#l77Percent #DWAfrica
7/31/202319 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 28 July 2023 - SPECIAL EDITION: Russia - Africa summit

Russia and African nations attend a summit in St. Petersburg on July 27 and 28. What's at stake for Africa, and is it a win-win for both Africa and Russia?
7/28/202329 minutes, 44 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 27 July 2023

Putin promises free grain to six African countries at the Russia-Africa summit+++Niger military chief backs coup leaders+++Nigeria defeats Australia in Women’s World Cup
7/27/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 27 July 2023

Putin promises free grain to six African countries at the Russia-Africa summit+++Niger military chief backs coup leaders+++Nigeria defeats Australia in Women’s World Cup
7/27/202330 minutes
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The 77 Percent — Why mental health matters to young Africans

The implementation of legislation in Zambia that was passed to ensure people's treatment for mental health conditions is still patchy five years down the line. In this week’s 77 Percent show, we head to Lusaka to find out why that's the case. And, we, look at the mental health crisis in Nigeria, where nearly 50 million people, some as young as 15, are in need of help. #77Percent # DWAfrica
7/27/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 26 July 2023

Niger coup attemp +++ EU deploys observation mission to Zimbabwe +++ Ghana parliament votes to abolish the death penalty +++ Zambia has become the first African side to be eliminated from the FIFA Women's World Cup
7/26/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 25 July 2023

Raila Odinga cancels protests to hold vigil for victims of police brutality+++What's keeping women out of politics in Liberia?+++Guinness World Record frenzy in Nigeria
7/25/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 24 July 2023

Africalink hosts, Josey Mahachi and Michael Oti to discuss the following: 100 days after Sudan’s war, no end in sight +++ Sudanese trapped in Kenya +++ Rising food prices in Nigeria +++ Germany thrash Morocco 6-0 in Women’s World Cup
7/24/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 21 July 2023

Zimbabwe is set for an election in August amid record inflation and an alleged intensifying crackdown on the opposition.
7/21/202329 minutes, 57 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 20 July 2023

Special edition on FIFA Women's World Cup: Scandals for Africa's World Cup teams +++ Ashleigh Plumptre: The World Cup brings a surreal feeling +++ What's holding women's football back in Ghana? +++ Does world cup first timer Zambia stand a chance?
7/20/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 19 July 2023

Kenya anti-government protests escalates+++Coping with effects of flooding in South Sudan+++Sudan conflict continues
7/19/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Guinness World Record mania

Nigerian chef Hilda Baci's success and attention after completing the longest cooking has inspired many and she has even referred to herself as a trailblazer. But since her accomplishment, there has been an increasing obsession to break more records in Nigeria. From a kissathon, attempting to cry for 100 hours, to massaging, Nigerians are trying it all. Take a listen!
7/19/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 18 July 2023

Russia's Wagner fighters in Central African Republic +++ CAR constitutional referendum +++ Weakening African currencies +++ South Sudan: Displaced women in Bentiu IDP camps turn to self-help projects +++ South Africa at FIFA WWC
7/18/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 17 July 2023

Has the International Criminal Court lived up to its mandate 25-years down the line?+++Russia halts landmark deal that allowed Ukraine to export grain at time of growing hunger+++Nigeria's Super Falcons upbeat to reach past quarter-finals in upcoming World Cup
7/17/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 14 July 2023

SPECIAL EDITION: Anti-government protests in Kenya
7/14/202327 minutes, 54 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 13 July 2023

Nigeria: IPOB stokes tensions +++ IPOB denies declaring sit-at-home order in south East region +++ Traditional vs modern circumcision +++ Rwandans debate expanding gorilla national park
7/13/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 12 July 2023

President Bio not bothered by EU, US endorsement+++Six killed in banned Kenya protests+++Women in Ethiopia’s Tigray rally for food aid+++ South Africans worried by planned released of "Station Strangler"
7/12/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent: What is holding back women’s football in Ghana?

The 2023 FIFA Women’s world cup starts on July 20. Africa’s contingent includes Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa and Morocco. Young footballers in Ghana share with The 77 Percent, some of the things holding the sport back.
7/12/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 11 July 2023

World Population Day: Nigeria's population on the rise +++ South Sudanese women embrace family planning +++ Kenyan women decry low fertility rates
7/11/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 10 July 2023

United Nations humanitarian chief says Sudan appears to be in a civil war 'of the most brutal kind'+++Eastern African bloc seeks summit to deploy regional force in Sudan
7/10/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 7 July 2023

+++News+++Story of the Week: As South Sudan gears up for its independence anniversary, we take a look at how Africa's youngest nation is faring 12 years after its split from Khartoum. How close is the nation to reaching its democratic goals, and how is conflict in Sudan affecting influencing progress.
7/7/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 06 July 2023

Sierra Leone's opposition vows not to take part in governance+++ Ghana's parliament unanimously agrees to pass the controversial anti-LGBTQ bill+++WFP suspends food aid in Ethiopia over theft allegations
7/6/202330 minutes
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The 77 Percent — Traditional versus modern circumcision

In some African cultures, boys must undergo circumcision as a rite of passage to manhood. But botched circumcisions have resulted in deaths. Many argue circumcisions need to be safely performed in modern clinics only. But what do young South Africans or Ugandans think of this process?
7/5/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 05 July 2023

Russia says there is still time to extend Ukraine grain deal+++UN worried as clock ticks on Ukraine grain export deal+++South Sudan president says he will be a candidate in long-delayed elections set for 2024+++Nigerians wary of plan to share data with Central Bank
7/5/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 4 July 2023

Sudanese government asks youths to join the army +++ Reactions after President Macky Sall's decision not to seek third term +++ Frustration as vaccine fatigue hits Malawi +++ Latest on 2023 Women's FIFA World Cup
7/4/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 03 July 2023

Nigerians react to EU observers report citing problems in February vote+++Tension in Senegal as president set to announce election plan
7/3/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Are Cameroonians consuming enough homegrown music?

Back in the '80s, Cameroonian music could be heard across the world. But its popularity has since faded. There have been calls for an 80/20 campaign to encourage local radio stations to play 80% homegrown music. In Kenya, we hear of the "acha gun shika mic" initiative, which translates to "leave the gun and take up the mic," to help fight crime in the coastal city of Mombasa. #77Percent
6/30/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 30 June 2023

+++News+++Story of the Week: How the Wagner Group's future in Africa hangs in the balance, where the group found its feet in Africa, and why its strategies are not always successful.
6/30/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 29 June 2023

South African court rules against government ending permits for Zimbabweans in SA+++Would you subject your children to DNA testing?+++Why Cameroon is hesitant to confront the LGBTQ debate
6/29/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 28 June 2023

Sudan's Darfur region relives new war crimes+++Human trafficking in West Africa+++Sierra Leone's President Bio sworn in
6/28/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 27 June 2023

South Africa says Russia mutiny won't affect African peace efforts in Ukraine+++Germany and South Africa seek to expand cooperation but Russia weighs+++Sierra Leone president wins re-elecion, says electoral commission
6/27/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 26 June 2023

Sierra Leone provisional results: incumbent Bio leading presidential race+++ Russian foreign minister says Wagner fighters to stay in Mali and CAR
6/26/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent —Would you subject your child to a DNA test?

In Uganda, just like in a few African countries, the issue of men subjecting their children to DNA tests to ascertain their paternity has become contentious. #77Percent #DWAfrica
6/23/202320 minutes
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Sierra Leone's Election: Economy and Safety Take Center Stage

DW's special Edition: "Economy, jobs" top concerns in Sierra Leone presidential election
6/23/202330 minutes, 1 second
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AfricaLink on Air — 22 June 2023

Ghana debates Artificial Intelligence +++ UN Chief warns of artificial misinformation +++ Zambians use chatbots to help with tax returns +++ Rwandan music producer arrested for using drones
6/22/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 21 June 2023

Libya resumes deportation of 165 migrants +++ Kenya signs EU trade deal in a shift to look beyond Africa +++ Expert on EU Africawide trade +++ Are jihadists selling rustled cattle in Ghana? +++ Marital expenses bill stirs mixed reactions in Sokoto, Nigeria
6/21/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 20 June 2023

World Refugee Day +++ Hundreds of Malawian refugees rounded up and sent to camps +++ Plight of refugees displaced by xenophobic violence in South Africa +++ How refugees are contributing to Zambia's economy
6/20/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 19 June 2023

Outcome of Africa peace mission to Ukraine/Russia +++ Sierra Leone gears up for June 24 presidential election +++ A look into the Uganda school massacre +++ Showbiz: Nigerian superstar Burna Boy under fire for canceling Netherlands show
6/19/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 16 June 2023

+++News+++Story of the Week: As the world celebrates the International Day of the African Child today, do you think African children have anything to celebrate?
6/16/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 16 June 2023

Sudan war death toll surges past 2,000 as fighting enters third month+++How serious is Nigeria's new president in tackling corruption?+++Rwanda begins to release genocide convicts who had served long jail+++ Behind the Filters: challenges influencers go through
6/15/202329 minutes, 52 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 14 June 2023

Death toll rises to more than 100 after Nigeria boat capsizes +++ Gambians react to President Adama Barrow's third term bid +++ No roaming charges: A SADC move towards a single digital market
6/14/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Should students be paid during internships?

For most young people, an internship is an introduction to the work space especially in their selected field of study. An internship can last between 3 to 12 months and depending on what industry you are in, you either get paid or not. What do you think? Should a student be paid during an internship?
6/14/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 13 June 2023

Cameroonians mourn the death of opposition Leader John Fru Ndi +++ As we celebrate International Albinism Awareness Day we hear from the plight of those with Albinism in Tanzania +++ Critics urge Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa not to sign Patriotic Bill +++ Expats in Kenya call for more protection
6/13/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 12 June 2023

Nigeria's president urges patience after fuel subsidy upheaval+++Deaths mount after Sudan cease-fire expires, journalist tells DW+++Explainer: What constitutes child labor?+++How many hours do you regularly spend on your phone?
6/12/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 09 June 2023

Senegal shut down Social Media during the latest political protests. By doing so, it joins other African countries and some outside the continent, who block access to the internet in the name of protecting national security. Senegal has long been hailed as a beacon of democracy in a region surrounded by political turmoil and jihadist insurgencies. Is Senegal now on the brink of democratic erosion?
6/9/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 08 June 2023

Senegal's economy risks collapse after deadly protest+++Freeman Mbowe, Tanzania's opposition leader speaks to DW
6/8/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 07 June 2023

Kenya's controversial bill on taxation+++African economist+++Rwanda react to genocide suspect case in The Hague+++ Malawi revokes citizenship of Burundians and Rwandans+++Showbiz
6/7/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 06 June 2023

Nigeria's unions suspend fuel subsidy strike+++Rwandan teens petition government on access to contraceptives+++UN Russian Language Day
6/6/202329 minutes, 47 seconds
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The 77 Percent— Behind the filters: challenges influencers face

Do you trust the glamorous show of success some influencers always display on social media? One of the biggest challenges for influencers is striking a balance between maintaining authenticity and meeting the expectations of their audience and brand collaborations.
6/6/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 05 June 2023

Cholera deathtoll rises in Cameroon+++Kenya grapples with cholera outbreak at Daadab refugee camp+++South Africans blame government for cholera outbreak
6/5/202330 minutes
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The 77 Percent —Phone Addiction

How many hours do you regularly spend on your phone? Do you consider yourself a phone addict? We spoke with young people in Malawi and The Gambia. #77Percent #DWAfrica
6/2/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 02 June 2023

+++News+++Story of the Week: What Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act means for Ugandans, an Africans beyond+++Street Debate in Nairobi
6/2/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 01 June 2023

BRICS Foreign Ministers meet in Capetwon South Africa ahead of the BRICS summit in August +++Fuel subsidy in Nigeria+++ Separatists roadblocks frustrates harvest season+++Showbiz
6/1/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 31 May 2023

Zimbabweans living without work permits in South Africa have 30 days to leave+++WFP finally delivers food aid to Sudan
5/31/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 30 May 2023

LGBTQ+ community in Uganda living in fear after the passing of the anti-gay bill into law +++ U.N. warns more than one million people may flee Sudan bloodshed
5/30/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 29 May 2023

Tinubu sworn in as Nigeria's president, under pressure over economy+++Outcry as Uganda's anti-gay bill signed into law
5/29/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 26 May 2023

DW's AfricaLink Special Edition on the Africa Day
5/26/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 25 May 2023

AU celebrates 60 years+++Guineans defy junta ban+++Rising concerns as thousands of Kenyan children go missing
5/25/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 24 May 2023

Cameroon separatists kidnapped 30 women+++What have Liberian youths got to say after the government lost a major landmark case involving one hundred million dollars worth of illegal drugs +++LAPSSET funding dries up+++Showbiz
5/24/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Ghanaian activist swims across Volta River to raise awareness

Yvette Tetteh, Ghanaian-British entrepreneur, athlete and activist, is the first known person to swim across Ghana’s Volta River. She swam 450 kilometers in a combined total of 40 days. Yvette did this to raise awareness about the impact of waste colonialism on the ecosystems. On The 77 Percent radio show this week, we get to hear from Yvette and her experience.
5/24/202319 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 23 May 2023

High-level South Africa officials in Russia for talks+++Germany concerned over Nigeria's decision to handover bronze statues to Oba of Benin
5/23/202329 minutes, 57 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 22 May 2023

Sudan update +++ Mo Ibrahim on Sudan +++ Nigeria commissions Dangote refinery +++ Sierra Leone leader urges end to Ukraine war for 'sake of humanity'+++ ShowBiz
5/22/202329 minutes, 55 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 19 May 2023

Special Edition: South Africa’s ties to Russia - Africa is watching
5/19/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent — Where can you find a good partner nightclub or a worship place?

Do you think there is a place where you cannot meet someone you must marry and spend the rest of your life with. #77Percent #DWAfrica
5/19/202319 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 18 May 2023

Tension in Anglophone Cameroon ahead of National Day celebrations+++Tanzanian traders strike over high taxes+++Zimbabwe cracks down on critics ahead of elections
5/18/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 17 May 2023

Debate over same-sex marriage rages in Malawi+++ LGBTQ people navigate identity amid crackdowns in Zambia+++African leaders to present Ukraine peace plan+++ Kidney disease on the rise in Kenya+++Sports
5/17/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 16 May 2023

Nigeria needs $12 billion to clean up oil-spills+++How prepared is Sierra Leone for flooding season?+++Ugandans unhappy about diaper tax increase
5/16/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 15 May 2023

Can Ghana's former President John Mahama deliver the presidency for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party in 2024? +++ Turkey's influence in Africa +++ The US fallout with South Africa over accusations that Pretoria supplied weapons to Russia +++ Barca crowned La Liga champs / Sweden wins Eurovision contest
5/15/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 12 May 2023

DW'S AfricaLink Special Edition: What impact will Nigeria's presidential election petition have?
5/12/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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The 77 Percent — What is the best age for a man or woman to have their first child?

Teen pregnancy and childbirth are traditionally seen as female issues, and over the years, reproductive health discussions have largely focused on women. But where does this leave the men? A teen dad in Kenya shares his tribulations. In Ghana, over 100,000 teens got pregnant last year alone. #77Percent #DWAfrica
5/12/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 11 May 2023

Anti-government riots flare in Guinea after seven reported dead+++Cameroon separatists say journalist killing "mistaken identity"+++Nigeria's food crisis deepens, UNICEF says+++AC Milan, Inter battle on two fronts for Champions League qualification
5/11/202330 minutes
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Africalink on Air - 10 May 2023

Shell wins Nigeria oil spill case+++South Sudan's humanitarian situation worsens amid Sudan crisis+++Zimbabweans react to new presidential order of non-disclosure of assets +++ Nigeria's senate bill on explosives triggers debate+++DW celebrates 70 years
5/10/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 08 May 2023

Congo flood victims buried en masse as death toll rises above 400+++ Kenyan meteorologists train and equip slum residents to act on weather forecasts+++Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court dismisses petition to delay upcoming polls+++Tiwa Savage coronation performance shakes social cycles
5/8/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 05 May 2023

What is the state of press freedom in Ghana and Uganda? Listen to this vibrant discussion hosted by DW's Okeri Ngutjinazo as she engages with Ugandan journalist Kenneth Lukwago and Media Foundation for West Africa's Program Office Kwaku Asante.
5/5/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 04 May 2023

Rwanda reels from deadly floods +++ Whole villages washed away' by flooding in Uganda +++ Germany's chancellor Olaf Scholz begins East Africa tour +++ Follow-up on Uganda's anti-LGBTQ legislation +++ Did Western organizations influence Uganda's new anti-LGBTQ bill?
5/4/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 03 May 2023

UN rings the alarm on diminishing global press freedoms+++Journalism threatened by fake content industry+++Kidnapping returns in Nigeria after three-month lull+++ Sudan crisis clouds Scholz's visit to East African
5/3/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 02 May 2023

Concerning influx of refugees from Sudan +++ UNHCR on Sudan refugees +++ Refugees in Malawi wary of government plan to count them +++ Pregnant migrants in South Africa will receive free health care
5/2/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 01 May 2023

Workers celebrate Labour Day amid stifling economic times+++Ghanaians decry heavy taxes+++Bill to prevent Nigerian doctors from relocating criticized+++Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage to perform at King Charles III’s coronation
5/1/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 28 April 2023

Saudi Arabia was the first country to get its stranded citizens out of Sudan. It came a week after intense fighting broke out in Sudan between two rival forces: The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). Hours later, the US, the UK, France and China began evacuating their diplomats and nationals. But why is it taking African countries so long to evacuate their people?
4/28/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 27 April 2023

Sudan fighting rages as ceasefire falters +++ Sudanese refugees flee into Chad +++ African leaders to pull peacekeepers out of Somalia +++ Water levels rise in Malawi due to climate change +++ Showbiz
4/27/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 26 April 2023

S.Africa backtracks on quitting ICC after communication 'error'+++Ugandan environment activist urges for "just" energy transition+++ Meet Nigerian woman helping families struggling with infertility
4/26/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 25 April 2023

Ghana rolls out new malaria vaccine despite WHO's approval +++ Sudanese fear worse to come as foreigners head out +++ Man-City aim to put destiny in their hands with win over Arsenal
4/25/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 24 April 2023

Kenyan President William Ruto vows action after 58 bodies linked to cult found++Nigeria plans to evacuate nearly 3,000 of its nationals from Sudan++ Western nations have sent special forces to evacuate nationals from Sudan
4/24/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 21 April 2023

Special Edition: conflict in Sudan
4/21/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 20 April 2023

Fighting continues in Sudan after second ceasefire fails+++Persons with albinism in Rwanda complain of exclusion
4/20/202329 minutes, 46 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 19 April 2023

Sudan's paramilitary RSF announces new 24-hour cease-fire +++ Wagner keeps low profile in Sudan to preserve interests +++ Cameroon, Nigeria back to business after 10 year hiatus +++ Grisly Thabo Bester jailbreak puts celebrity doctor in spotlight
4/19/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 18 April 2023

What is President Kagame hoping to achieve - after visiting Guinea, Benin and Guinea-Bissau?+++Zimbabwe marks 43 years of Independence from Britain+++Villagers displaced by Boko Haram rebuild community
4/18/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 17 April 2023

Fighting rages in Sudan as death toll passes 100 +++ Explainer: who is who and what's the cause of the conflict +++ Kenya opposition seeks ICC probe of police head over violence against protesters +++ Can polyamory make us better lovers?
4/17/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 13 May 2023

Sadio Mane: Bayern Munich suspend and fine Mane for punching team-mate Leroy Sane after Champions League defeat+++Calm returns to Ethiopia’s Amhara region after days of violent protests+++ Nigeria: Staying out of school to avoid kidnapping+++Germany taps into Africa's IT sector to fill labor gap
4/13/202329 minutes, 47 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 12 April 2013

Germany vows further support the Sahel after Mali exit+++South Sudan landmines still cover large parts of the country+++Germany expels Chad's ambassador in retaliation
4/12/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 11 April 2023

South Africa: Thousands of Zimbabweans fear deportation +++ What is Kenya's first earth observation satelite expected to achieve? +++ Expert on African countries and space tech +++ Gold rush in Mauritania +++ Showbiz:
4/11/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 10 April 2023

Rwanda remembers victims of the 1994 genocide against Tutsis++South Africa urged to arrest Russian President Vladmir Putin wanted for war crimes
4/10/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 07 April 2023

An undercover probe by Al Jazeera has exposed a criminal network worth billions of dollars through gold smuggling and money laundering in Zimbabwe. DW's Isaac Mugabi will examine how those involved use religion to cover up their deeds, discussing with McDonald Lewanika, a politics and development researcher, and Howard Nyoni, a Bible scholar.
4/7/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 06 April 2023

Benin Bronzes made of German brass+++Talking to sex workers in Kenya+++South African women are feeling increasingly scared and unsafe +++Easter time in Africa
4/6/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 05 April 2023

TikTok's looming ban in the West worries African creators +++ Nigerians concerned over alleged plots to stop Tinubu’s inauguration +++ S. Africa’s opposition mulls plans to oust ANC through coalition +++ Angelique Kidjo becomes 3rd African to win the Polar Music Prize
4/5/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 04 April 2023

Rwanda Consolee Uwimana, new ruling party vice chair +++ Interview: Expert on women on the political scene in Africa +++ Follow up: Nigeria's cash crunch +++ Morris Marah, providing digital literacy in Sierra Leone +++ Showbiz
4/4/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 03 April 2023

Kenya prosecutor drops charges against MPs over anti-government protests+++Mozambicans vow to keep marching for deceased protest rapper+++Rwanda feminist campaigners push for end to sexism+++Davido's 'Timeless' shatters multiple Nigerian streaming records
4/3/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 31 March 2023

The Gambia adopted new legislation to criminalize torture. Zambians want to see an end to ongoing cases of torture. And UN experts told the Human Rights Commission that African migrants are being subjected to torture in Libya. AfricaLink explores the use of torture in Africa with security and foreign relations analyst Adib Sani, and DW's Kathy Short in Lusaka and Sankulleh Janko in Banjul.
3/31/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 30 March 2023

UN uncovers multiple war crimes in Libya+++Zambia concerned over cases of torture by police+++Freddy affects schools in Malawi
3/30/202329 minutes, 55 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 29 March 2023

Ghana and Zambia are caught between IMF and China in debt restructuring +++ DRC: Cholera outbreak in refugee camp +++ Rwanda's LGBTQ community calls for protection +++ Sports
3/29/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 28 March 2023

Protests turn violent in Kenya as religious leaders call for dialogue+++Ruto describes riots as political+++What is the importance of US-Tanzania relations?
3/28/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 27 March 2023

Kenya's President William Ruto visits Germany +++ Kenya - How effective are Raila Odinga's mass protest? +++The US Vice President Kamala Harris is in Accra, Ghana, as part of a weeklong trip to Africa. Zambian government signs a 577 million dollar deal with a Chinese Consortium to construct and maintain a 327km dual carriageway. +++ Showbiz
3/27/202329 minutes, 56 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 24 March 2023

Africalink Special Edition: Anti-government protests in South Africa, Kenya
3/24/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 23 March 2023

Sierra Leone's economic crisis+++ Ghana's inflation soars+++Kenyans urged to replace staple food with rice and potatoes+++Zambians divided over the decision to give land to Kenyan farmers who escaped drought+++Showbiz
3/23/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 22 March 2023

Uganda's harsh new anti-gay legislation blasted by UN, rights groups+++South Africa's EFF presses demands for Ramaphosa's resignation+++Humanity has 'broken the water cycle,' UN chief warns
3/22/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 21 March 2023

Is East Africa becoming more homophobic? +++Uganda debates a bill on banning homosexual relations +++International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination +++Zimbabwe gearing up for general election +++South Sudan government and rebels meet in Rome for talks +++ Showbiz
3/21/202329 minutes, 56 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 20 March 2023

Tear gas, arrests as Kenya opposition stages protests +++ South African protesters march to demand Ramaphosa steps down +++ Nigerian ruling party keeps powerful Lagos post after tense local polls +++ Mauritius ranks highest among Africa's happiest nations
3/20/202329 minutes, 50 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 17 March 2023

DW's AfricaLink Special Edition: Cyclone Freddy affects 500,000 people in Malawi, UN says
3/17/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 16 March 2023

The re-election of Gianni Infantino as FIFA president +++ The West's Love Affair with Rwanda +++ Guinea: Friction between the junta and opposition +++ 77% Debate: How can young people avoid cyberhackers? +++ A taboo-breaking artist in Sierra Leone
3/16/202329 minutes, 49 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 15 March 2023

US Sec. of State Blinken in Ethiopia +++ Follow up Cyclone 'Freddy' aftermath in southern Africa +++ Feature: DRC: The M23 and mining resources +++ Tanzania youth interested in selling their kidneys +++ Showbiz
3/15/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 14 March 2023

Kenya runs short of dollars +++ Expert on forex shortage in parts of Africa +++ Don’t Hold Back: Black tax +++ How did women fair in Nigeria's election? +++ Why do African Americans flock to Ghana?
3/14/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 13 March 2023

Ethiopia seeks to block UN probe into massacres in Tigray region +++ Rape was used as weapon of war in Ethiopia, UN report +++ 52nd session of the Human Rights Council kicks-off in Geneva +++ Punitive crop laws hurting farmers in Africa+++ Tems' outfit at the Oscars criticised
3/13/202329 minutes, 41 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 10 March 2023

Special Edition: Migration and Tunisia racism
3/10/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 09 March 2023

What is happening in Nigeria after the Presidential elections?+++Can technology guarantee transparent polls?+++ What are the solutions to youth unemployment?
3/9/202327 minutes, 14 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 08 March 2023

Nigeria: Who are the women in the life of President-elect Bola Tinubu?+++Gender pay gap+++ Amanda Ajami, a nutritionist helping Liberians to break bad eating habits +++ Breaking skating gender stereotypes+++Showbiz
3/8/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 07 March 2023

Is a new "electricity minister" enough to help South Africa tackle its energy crisis?+++Ghana battles Lassa fever.
3/7/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 06 March 2023

Nigeria: Defeated Atiku Abubakar leads protests against election results +++Tunisia crackdown on migrants raises concerns +++ Ghana celebrates Independence amid economic crisis +++Zambia: Human traffickers using the country as smuggling route to South Africa.
3/6/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 03 March 2023

Nigeria Special: What challenges lay ahead for the new President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu?
3/3/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 02 March 2023

Why did it take long for African leaders to congratulate Nigeria's president-elect?+++ Anger in Kenya over LGBT ruling.
3/2/202329 minutes, 52 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 01 March 2023

Nigerian reactions to Bola Tinubu, their new president +++ Expert on the outcome of Nigeria's presidential election +++ Portrait: Bola Ahmed Tinubu +++ Africa and the world reacts to the change leadership in Nigeria
3/1/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 28 February 2023

Nigeria opposition dismisses ‘sham’ election as ruling party’s Tinubu takes lead+++Uganda’s Museveni in South Africa on bilateral trade talks +++ Malawi women and girls held ransom in the Middle East
2/28/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 27 February 2023

Nigeria counts votes+++Buhari's legacy +++ German Labor Minister Hubertus Heil on migration reforms aimed at Africa +++ Ghana: Manure instead of Russian fertilizers +++ Showbiz
2/27/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 24 February 2023

Special Edition: Nigeria 2023 Elections
2/24/202330 minutes, 1 second
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AfricaLink on Air — 23 February 2023

Nigeria’s election 2023: What is the situation on the ground? +++ Who are the main contenders? +++ Facts and details about voter demographics +++ Nigerian journalist turned politician Tari Taylaur runs for a seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly
2/23/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 22 February 2023

Vote buying set to characterize upcoming Nigerian elections +++ Jill Biden makes 6th visit to Africa, her 1st as first lady +++ Equatorial Guinea VP's sparks diplomatic spat with South Africa
2/22/202330 minutes, 11 seconds
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The 77 Percent — What do Nigerians hope for their election?

On Saturday, Nigeria - Africa's biggest economy - goes to the polls to elect a new government. Incumbent President Buhari stepping aside, but a cash crunch and a flurry of fake news in the run up have made this election even more unpredictable. Listen in on our Street Debate and our interview with Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw to hear how Nigerians are preparing for the vote.
2/22/202320 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 21 February 2023

Nigeria's IDPs left out of electoral process +++ What do young Nigerians expect from their leaders? +++ Burkinabe are finding refuge across the border in Ghana +++ How Zambian women stay afloat financially
2/21/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 20 February 2023

Nigerian ruling party against Buhari's currency swap +++ Why Germany is keenly following Nigeria's election +++ S.Africa: Military exercise strains relations with West +++ Nigerian Afrobeats superstars perform at NBA All-Stars
2/20/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 17 February 2023

DW's AfricaLink Special Edition: Impact of social media Nigeria's elections
2/17/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air - 16 February 2023

Nigeria: Rich in oil but poor in refining +++Expert on Nigerian economy+++Analysis: Kenya's clampdown on rich tax cheats+++ AU Summit: Are Africa's nations now moving closer together?+++Showbiz: 77% Debate: Why do global celebrities ignore Africa in their world tours?
2/16/202329 minutes, 55 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 15 February 2023

DW's AfricaLink Special Editon: Nigeria's Election
2/15/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air - 14 February 2023

Love in a Cameroonian refugee camp +++ Countering Fake News in the Nigerian Election +++ Guinea's Ebola orphans +++ Rwanda's pregnant prisoners +++ Showbiz: Valentine's Day special
2/14/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 13 February 2023

Nigeria army rebuffs "coup" plot claim +++ Nigeria's cash crisis taints election campaign +++ Malawi drops case against anti-corruption chief Martha Chizuma +++ Cameroon president's 90th birthday marked by cocktail of woes
2/13/202329 minutes, 57 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 10 February 2023

Does the international media have a "hidden agenda" in Africa? This is the question AfricaLink hosts Eddy Micah Jr and Josey Mahachi discussed with media practitioners, content creators, and social media influencers in Lagos, Nigeria, as part of the Africa NXT 2023 festival. Take a listen!
2/10/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 9 February 2023

Ghana gripped by corruption scandals +++ 77% Debate on Corruption in Cameroon and South Sudan +++ South Africa's repatriation of Zimbabwean migrants +++ Rwanda: One teacher for all subjects +++ Eminem trashes Grammys
2/9/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 8 February 2023

DW's AfricaLink Special Edition: Russia Russia-Africa Relations +++ Russia's Lavrov vows aid for W.Africa's jihadist fight +++ Turkey leader admits 'shortcomings' as quake toll hits 11,700
2/8/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 7 February 2023

Why is Ethiopia holding a referendum on a new region? +++ Old conflicts flare as Ethiopia bids for peace +++ Exclusive Interview with German Finance MinisterChristian Lindner on troops leaving Mali and Ghana German relations +++ Zambia's president receives backlash for his frequent foreign trips +++ Kenzo: Uganda’s first Grammy nominee
2/7/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 6 February 2023

Protesters in DR Congo's Goma denounce East African military force+++East African leaders urge 'immediate ceasefire' in east DR Congo+++What did Pope Francis achieve on his Africa trip? +++Grammy for Nigerian Afrobeats star Tems
2/6/202330 minutes
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AfricaLink on Air — 3 February 2023

DW's AfricaLink Special Editon: Pope Francis visits DRC, South Sudan
2/3/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 2 February 2023

Malawi government suspends anti-corruption boss+++ Martha Chizuma potrait+++Poor Kenyans likely to end up on death row: study+++Germany bans export of harmful pesticides to Africa+++SHOWBIZ: Eddy Kenzo Grammy nomination
2/2/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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AfricaLink on Air — 02 February 2023

Pope Francis slams 'brutal atrocities' in DR Congo+++Pope celebrates Mass with more than a million people in Kinshasa +++ Sextortion rife in Kenyan slums as women struggle to access clean water+++Kenyan prison gets facelift with "green tech" water treatment plant
2/1/202330 minutes, 4 seconds