Nigeria’s Buhari says border closure failed to restrict illegal weapons

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Nigeria’s Buhari says border closure failed to restrict illegal weapons” – below is their description. Last month, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari surprised many when he said an 18-month border closure to restrict illegal weapons had failed. The land border had been shut since 2019 – but Buhari … Read more Nigeria’s Buhari says border closure failed to restrict illegal weapons

Over half of Benin’s children forced into employment

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Over half of Benin’s children forced into employment” – below is their description. The world has marked the first rise in #child labour in two decades and the coronavirus crisis threatens to push millions more youngsters toward the same fate, the United Nations said Thursday. #Benin FRANCE … Read more Over half of Benin’s children forced into employment

Financial risk in Africa: prejudicially overstated or a realistic evaluation?

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Financial risk in Africa: prejudicially overstated or a realistic evaluation?” – below is their description. France 24’s François Picard leads a discussion in which Lionel Zinzou, former Prime Minister of Benin, and Marin Ferry, Asst. Prof. at the Université Gustave Eiffel, articulate their views on the treatment … Read more Financial risk in Africa: prejudicially overstated or a realistic evaluation?

Remembering slavery in Benin, terraces reopen in Belgium, Olympic skateboarders in California

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Remembering slavery in Benin, terraces reopen in Belgium, Olympic skateboarders in California” – below is their description. In our show “Correspondence”, we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection … Read more Remembering slavery in Benin, terraces reopen in Belgium, Olympic skateboarders in California

Commemorating the slave trade: In Benin, the city of Ouidah’s fight for memory

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Commemorating the slave trade: In Benin, the city of Ouidah’s fight for memory” – below is their description. #Ouidah has long kept silent. The coastal city never truly faced its past as a former #slave trading port. With the end of Marxism 30 years ago, #Benin began … Read more Commemorating the slave trade: In Benin, the city of Ouidah’s fight for memory

Africa’s stolen treasures: Time to give them back? | To The Point

DW News published this video item, entitled “Africa’s stolen treasures: Time to give them back? | To The Point” – below is their description. Germany has, it seems, accepted that it must return priceless works of art looted and stolen during colonial times. Most spectacularly, authorities here in Berlin have now agreed to hand back … Read more Africa’s stolen treasures: Time to give them back? | To The Point

Germany to return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria: A new era for stolen artefacts? | DW News

DW News published this video item, entitled “Germany to return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria: A new era for stolen artefacts? | DW News” – below is their description. It’s being called a game changer – and the start of a new era. Germany has promised to begin returning the artefacts known as the Benin Bronzes … Read more Germany to return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria: A new era for stolen artefacts? | DW News

Who owns the Benin bronzes? | The Stream

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Who owns the Benin bronzes? | The Stream” – below is their description. In 1897, British troops looted thousands of bronze sculptures and artefacts from the African Kingdom of Benin, located in present-day southern Nigeria. Bronze plaques, masks and other objects have over the years scattered around … Read more Who owns the Benin bronzes? | The Stream

Piracy makes Gulf of Guinea world’s most dangerous shipping route

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Piracy makes Gulf of Guinea world’s most dangerous shipping route” – below is their description. The Gulf of Guinea looks set to maintain its notorious status as one of the most dangerous maritime areas in the world because of pirate attacks. Nearly half of the 38 incidents … Read more Piracy makes Gulf of Guinea world’s most dangerous shipping route

Rights groups see rise in abuse against LGBT + people in Cameroon – Eye on Africa

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Rights groups see rise in abuse against LGBT + people in Cameroon – Eye on Africa” – below is their description. In tonight’s edition: They are international warnings of diplomatic blowback after Somalia’s president signs an extension of his mandate into law. Attacks and abuse against LGBT … Read more Rights groups see rise in abuse against LGBT + people in Cameroon – Eye on Africa

Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh seeks fifth term

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh seeks fifth term” – below is their description. We report on an election in a strategically important nation in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh is certain to be re-elected in Friday’s vote; the only other candidate stopped campaigning due to … Read more Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh seeks fifth term

Benin vote count begins after opposition groups boycott election

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Benin vote count begins after opposition groups boycott election” – below is their description. Counting is under way in Benin’s presidential election. Incumbent President Patrice Talon is being challenged by two candidates, but voter turnout is low. And even though the president is predicted to win a … Read more Benin vote count begins after opposition groups boycott election

Benin votes in presidential polls after week of violent protests

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Benin votes in presidential polls after week of violent protests” – below is their description. Voting started in Benin on Sunday in a presidential election as some opposition parties called for a boycott following a week of deadly protests against the incumbent Patrice Talon, who is heavily favoured to win … Read more Benin votes in presidential polls after week of violent protests

Voting Begin In Chad’s Presidential Election

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Voting Begin In Chad’s Presidential Election” – below is their description. Chad President Idriss Deby, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, is defying growing opposition to his bid for a sixth term as he seeks re-election on Sunday. Chadians are going to polls that are widely expected to … Read more Voting Begin In Chad’s Presidential Election

Chad President Facing Growing Resistance in Bid For Sixth Term

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Chad President Facing Growing Resistance in Bid For Sixth Term” – below is their description. Chad President Idriss Deby, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, is defying growing opposition to his bid for a sixth term as he seeks re-election on Sunday. Chadians are going to polls that … Read more Chad President Facing Growing Resistance in Bid For Sixth Term