Health workers in South Africa massively affected by Covid 19

In South Africa, the goverment has released new statistics revealing just how badly healthcare workers have been affected by the Covid19 pandemic. Unions have long been sounding the alarm about a lack of protective gear. And a probable attack by Boko Haram in the north of Cameroon has been condemned by the UNHCR – the terror … Read more Health workers in South Africa massively affected by Covid 19

Cameroon sexual abuse: Karate Federation under scrutiny following sexual abuse allegations

In tonight’s edition: Zimbabwe has banned protests and deployed soldiers and police to clear the streets ahead of anti government protests this Friday. In Cameroon, sexual abuse allegations have hit the Karate Federation. Many women have been speaking out and are seeking justice. And finally Kenyan champion Timothy Cheruyuiyot is back on the racing track … Read more Cameroon sexual abuse: Karate Federation under scrutiny following sexual abuse allegations

Cameroon: Former Anglophone separatist fighters find refuge in reintegration camps

Even as Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis continues, some of the separatists who once fought for independence for the country’s English-speaking regions have put down their weapons in the hope of reintegrating into civilian life. The government’s 2018 offer of amnesty for those agreed to stop fighting was not widely taken up, but those who did accept … Read more Cameroon: Former Anglophone separatist fighters find refuge in reintegration camps

Zimbabwe journalist arrested: Hopewell Chin’ono was charged with inciting violence

In this edition, a fierce critic of president Emmerson Manangawa was arrested and charged with inciting violence. Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono is accused of encouraging attendance at an anti-government protest. Also, despite the documented abuses of  some Islamic schools in parts of Nigeria, some poorer parents say they don’t want the institutions to close, as they are often … Read more Zimbabwe journalist arrested: Hopewell Chin’ono was charged with inciting violence

Former Chinese envoy to Tunisia appointed as foreign ministry spokesperson

Former Chinese Ambassador to Tunisia Wang Wenbin has been appointed as China’s 32nd foreign ministry spokesperson. The 49-year-old diplomat has also worked at Chinese embassies in Mauritius, Senegal and Cameroon. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) officially established the office of the spokesperson in 1983. It’s currently the only government department in China that holds … Read more Former Chinese envoy to Tunisia appointed as foreign ministry spokesperson

Coronavirus stalks Cameroon’s crowded prisons

In Cameroon’s Yaounde Central Prison, cases of COVID-19 appear to be accelerating rapidly, threatening the health of inmates and potentially the wider population. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow … Read more Coronavirus stalks Cameroon’s crowded prisons

Meet Cameroon’s colonial statue toppler

Activist Andre Blaise Essama has been battling to purge Cameroon of monuments celebrating its French colonial past and replace them with local heroes long before protests swept the world after the death of George Floyd. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for … Read more Meet Cameroon’s colonial statue toppler

The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Cameroon to Germany

In our show “The New Normal”, which examines the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on … Read more The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Cameroon to Germany

Congo Files: suspected international money laundering scheme revealed

In tonight’s show: two NGOs publish a damning report suggesting mining tycoon Dan Gertler could be evading US sanctions in DR Congo. Global Witness and the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa say there could be a possible international money laundering scheme involved. In Cameroon, health officials urge parents to vaccinate their children against measles. A … Read more Congo Files: suspected international money laundering scheme revealed

Special edition: How the legacy of European colonialism is shaping Africa’s future

While the murder of George Floyd in the United States has revived anti-racism movements around the world, it has also stirred up the painful history of colonialism and the slave trade. In this special edition, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the tumultuous relations between Europe and the African continent through reports from South Africa, … Read more Special edition: How the legacy of European colonialism is shaping Africa’s future

2020-06-29 22:41 EYE ON AFRICA

Nigeria saddened by the sale of ‘looted’ masterpieces in Paris. Auction house Christie’s refused to stop the sale of two sacred statues, saying that the works had been sold before. Also, Malawi’s new president’s inauguration on Sunday came after a hard fought victory. Lazarus Chakwera won a rerun of a presidential election which had originally … Read more 2020-06-29 22:41 EYE ON AFRICA

Despite fertile land, Covid-19 worsens food insecurity in DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo, which cultivates only 10 percent of its arable land, imports almost all of its food. At local markets, the rice comes from Asia, the fish from Latin America and the onions from Cameroon. The result of this reliance on imports is food insecurity. In March, the Covid-19 pandemic and the … Read more Despite fertile land, Covid-19 worsens food insecurity in DR Congo

Cameroon: Gov’t criticised for reopening schools, airports

Government leaders in Cameroon have been accused of being more interested in fighting the opposition than COVID-19. Despite accusations of putting the population in harm’s way, the government has reopened airports and schools. Cameroon has one of Africa’s highest infection rates with more than 200 people reported dead and six thousand cases. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas … Read more Cameroon: Gov’t criticised for reopening schools, airports

Are African Countries Winning Against Coronavirus?

Africa as a regional block has just 1.5% of the world’s reported cases of Covid-19, and less than 0.1%of the world’s deaths, the World Health Organization said on May 25. Does this mean African nations – bar a few exceptions – are successfully containing the coronvirus or is a dearth of testing in some areas, … Read more Are African Countries Winning Against Coronavirus?