Africa: BRICS Came

Bridging the Language Gap: A Push for AI Tools for African Languages
Gambian President Suspends Foreign Trips By Govt Officials Including Himself
In Senegal, a village mourns its sons dead at sea in migrant tragedy
Chad’s FACT rebel group ends ceasefire over alleged attack by junta
Uganda minority groups renew petition for recognition
“It feels as if George Orwell wrote about what Oromos continue to go through…”- Translating ‘Animal Farm’ into Afaan Oromoo
“I wrote it with the purpose of unfolding the history of Oromo legends” Author Zufan Urga

Increasing Access to Reliable Electricity in Liberia
Niger coup leader Gen Tchiani promises to handover power in three years
Is a war in West Africa shaping up in the ECOWAS-Niger dispute
West African bloc meet in last-ditch diplomatic effort to find peaceful solution to Niger crisis
The growing crisis across North Africa’s Sahel region
Civilian support for military coups is rising in parts of Africa: why the reasons matter

Maiden Pharmaceuticals: Fury in The Gambia over India cough syrup deaths
‘The American Dream is still available’: Immigration officials shocked as social media fuels 750% surge of Mauritanian migrants
Liberia Marks 20 Years Since the End of Its Civil War. Will a War Crimes Court Ever Be Created?
Togo Launches Another Simultaneous Issuance on the WAEMU Market, Seeks CFA25 Billion
Behind Mohammed VI’s push for a more Amazigh Morocco
Algerian Official Claims Absence of Western Sahara from World Map Is ‘Mistake’
Congo-Brazzaville govt pledges fervent support for Kore’s Kola project
Botswana’s Letsile Tebogo, first African to win silver at World Athletics Championship
Somalia bans TikTok, Telegram and 1XBet over ‘horrific’ content, misinformation
Malawi and South Sudan Announce Presidential Compacts on Water and Sanitation

Group wants indigenous peoples’ issues made part of Africa Climate Summit
Central African Republic: Maxime Mokom denies any war crimes before the ICC
Over 24 migrants missing following shipwreck off Djibouti
South Sudan’s Kiir in South Africa to attend BRICS summit
Brics summit: How China’s and Russia’s clout is growing in Africa

Cape Verde boat survivors say some jumped out to try to reach land
The decline of French hegemony
Brahim Ghali at BRICS summit after Morocco’s no to South Africa
Central African Republic: EU calls for “more inclusive democratic processes”
Cameroon bishops condemn ‘weaponization’ of ethnic differences
“Every youth’s right to have a child when they’re ready”: Lesotho grapples with high rates of teen pregnancy
Healthcare hits new lows in Somaliland as conflict continues
Malawi Moves to Forcibly Reopen Containers Confiscated from Refugees

‘Inspired by The Gambia:’ Madison-area teens will share their recent life-changing entrepreneurship experiences in Africa at MMoCA
Central African Republic: ‘Tensions and divisions’ eroding human rights
Pope Francis Calls for Peace in Cameroon
Tigray, Ethiopia: Conflict-related Sexual Violence Widespread and Systematic Even After Truce

Sierra Leone to open embassy in Jerusalem
Guinea-Conakry: Leveraging Carbon Credits to Bolster Energy Investments
Sarkozy to face 2025 trial over allegations Libya’s Gaddafi helped finance his campaign
South Africa Secures BRICS Funding for Lesotho Water Project
Seychelles and the United States of America (USA) remain committed to deepening cooperation
Somali Army Captures Elbur District, a Major Al-Shabab Base
Malawi and Zambia both agree on a “Diplomatic Data Corridor” to make Internet more affordable
Rape still a weapon of war in Tigray months after peace deal

‘They had sunken eyes’: Concern about health of Western Cape engineers jailed in Equatorial Guinea
Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa reelected after tense contest
Pro-Somalia militia takes key army base in breakaway region
Somaliland Vows Revenge After Militia Attack on Army Camp

ISIL doubled territory it controls in Mali in less than a year: UN
Could Namibia be the next oil frontier?
Emmerson Mnangagwa: ‘The Crocodile’ wins second term as Zimbabwe president
Malawi ‘on course’ to restructuring $1.2 billion debt

Edy Tavares, Cape Verde make history at the World Cup
Protests erupt in Libya over contact with Israel
Botswana’s Health System is Hailed at WHO Africa Meeting
African health ministers kick off region’s flagship health meeting
Botswana National HIV Reference Laboratory designated WHO Collaborating Centre
Zimbabwe’s Flawed Election Results Meet With Regional Skepticism
Zambia-Egypt plane seizure: The cash and fake gold that no-one is claiming
For Indigenous Peoples With Deep Ties to the Land, Climate Change Is Personal
#ASDailyScoop: Prominent politician Bekele Gerba resigns from Oromo Federalist Congress, seeks asylum in US

South Africa’s traditional medicines should be used in modern health care
Spain urged not to return migrants to Senegal
São Tomé and Príncipe Gets a $15 Million Boost to Restore Macroeconomic Stability and Achieve a Stronger Recovery
Cameroon Church leaders urge return to school despite carnage of war
World Bank Presents the Findings of the Youth Aspirations Survey and Gender Assessment in Lesotho
UAE’s AMEA Power signs PPA for solar-plus-storage project in Djibouti
Burundi: Free Journalist Held for a Year
African Union peacekeeping mission to withdraw 3,000 more troops from Somalia
Somalia Military Offensive Suffers Setback as Troops Retreat
Malawi’s Opposition Wants President to Resign Over Economic Challenges

August 30: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Health leaders vow to enhance response as Africa marks a year without wild polio detection
A ‘coup’ in Gabon: Who, what and why?
Kanga, Congo-Brazzaville govt formalise mining convention for potash project

China Railway Seventh Group to Build Road Linking Guinea-Conakry to Bissau
Senegal: the conviction of opponent Sonko is “final”, according to the courts
Russia vetoes UN resolution to extend sanctions, monitoring in Mali
Crippling drought forces drastic water cuts in French territory Mayotte
UK announces new education partnerships and projects in Rwanda
Zimbabwe election standoff could lead to military coup later, analyst warns
60% of Batwa people don’t own land

5 Reasons to Invest in Guinea-Bissau
Beninese President Patrice Talon in Beijing for a 4-day state visit
Equatorial Guinea, Ghana want to flush out ‘ghost’ public workers using biometrics
Somalia/Somaliland: Red Cross visits hundreds of detainees in Las Anod
News: Displacement, horrific violence continue in western Tigray as Amhara forces maintain control

Not all coups in Africa are the same
Senegal revives train line for religious festival
Polisario Front’s commander, three Western Sahara fighters killed by drone
‘More than basketball’: South Sudan go from underdogs to history-makers
‘Beam of light’ South Sudan qualify for Paris Olympics basketball competition

Religious leaders call for schools to reopen in Cameroon’s anglophone regions
Israel: Netanyahu wants immediate deportation of Eritreans after Tel Aviv violence
Red Cross removes 42 dead bodies from Somaliland conflict frontline during latest clashes

Benin scraps visa requirements for Chinese tourists, investors
A Break from Crushing Waves: Building Resilience in the Tropical Islands of São Tomé and Príncipe
Golar in FLNG talks with Equatorial Guinea
Gabon coup leader takes presidential oath and promises ‘free’ elections
Comorian president wants to accelerate intra-African trade
Human Rights Council elections: States must deny Russia, Burundi, China a seat
Sudan’s top general in South Sudan for talks on the war
Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as president for second term
The Amhara-Oromo-Tigray Conflict Nexus in Ethiopia: Challenges, Opportunities and a Way Forward

Africa Climate Summit 2023: Leaders root for green growth, enhanced climate financing as talks begin
Russia to open language centres across Africa
Wolf spider discovered on St Helena already endangered
Guinea-Bissau: President Embalo rules out any risk of coup d’état
Morocco Welcomes New School Year With Reforms in Amazigh, Technology
UN envoy in Western Sahara for talks on disputed territory
Gen Brice Oligui Nguema: Who is Gabon’s coup leader?
Taiwan’s President Tsai begins visit to Eswatini, last ally in Africa
Amnesty: Eritrea committed atrocities in Tigray after peace deal
Bayern Munich and Rwanda: Sponsorship causes criticism
Opinion: The Oromo Dance with Gospel: Sacred Rhythms?
Amnesty finds Eritrean troops ‘committed war crimes’ in Tigray after peace deal

1968 September 6: eSwatini Independence Day
Coalition condemns detention of Nigerian Journalist arrested in Benin Republic
Guinea: four dead in clashes with security forces on the eve of coup anniversary
Sierra Leone reiterates its support for Morocco’s autonomy plan for Western Sahara
Tunisia: two leaders of opposition party Ennahdha arrested
Burundi Athletes That Went Missing in Croatia Last Month Apply for Asylum in Belgium
GDC signs cooperation agreement for geothermal development in Malawi

It’s not just the economy, stupid! What was off-key about the Africa Climate Summit
G20 set to grant membership to African Union, sources say
Equatorial Guinea FM praises Belarus’ commitment to peaceful resolution of conflicts
Gabon’s deposed president ‘free to move’ abroad
Cameroon: At least three killed in attack blamed on separatist rebels
Burundi declares cholera outbreak
Sudanese leader’s diplomatic tour renews hopes for a peace deal
Rwanda suspected serial killer arrested after bodies found in kitchen
Police beat, arrest opposition supporters in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Liberia: President George Weah starts his re-election campaign
Sierra Leone hit by power cuts after Turkish power ship switches off supply
Mali hit by waves of attacks that have left more than 60 dead amid spiraling insecurity
A UN envoy has made his first visit to Western Sahara. He pledged to advance the political process
Morocco demands Western Sahara deal ‘based exclusively’ on its plan
World Bank Scales Up Response, Calls for Stronger International Support for Refugees and Host Communities at the Chad-Sudan Border
Treating the war-wounded in eastern Chad
Djibouti Unveils $122 Million Wind Farm in Green Grid Push
India making tremendous progress in practically all fields: Mauritius PM

Seven-try Italy thrash Namibia in World Cup opener
UK PM meeting with Prime Minister Jugnauth of Mauritius: 9 September 2023

Settlement of Western Sahara conflict must be based on UN Charter
Gabon’s transitional government names new Cabinet

Gambia stage comeback to book Cup of Nations finals place
Gabon junta eyes two-year transition period before holding elections
Chinese People’s Liberation Army support base in Djibouti pursues peace, cooperation, friendship
Sudan’s army chief al-Burhan embarks on visit to Eritrea

A Situational Analysis of the Transition in Guinea Conakry: Two Years After the Coup
Tuareg rebels claim control of northern Mali town after weeks of fighting
Libya floods: Entire neighbourhoods dragged into the sea
Libya: Humanitarian response ramps up as floods of ‘epic proportions’ leave thousands dead
São Tomé and Príncipe – Accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement
Egypt, Equatorial Guinea discuss bilateral relations, international issues
Eswatini achieves the 95-95-95 HIV treatment target – a decade ahead of 2030 goal
Locating Africa in the Indo-Pacific: The Case of Djibouti
Malawi Police Recover Ammunition in Containers Confiscated From Refugees

Indigenous peoples undersupported on frontline of hotter, drier, fiery world
Women in Guinea-Bissau speak out against female genital mutilation: “I’m lucky to be alive”
French Development Agency Loans Togo €35M to Protect the Gbodjome-Agbodrafo Coast Against Erosion
Libya floods: EU mobilises emergency assistance via its Civil Protection Mechanism
Door to Tunisia wide open for West Africans, and the EU fails to act
A flotilla of migrant boats from Tunisia overwhelms an Italian island and tests Meloni’s policy
Rich countries have to look beyond their own borders, says U.N. high commissioner
Rwanda, Canadian-German firm sign deal to build test nuclear power reactor
Zimbabwe’s president faces outrage after appointing son and nephew as government ministers

Biafra: Over 20,000 Igbo killed since 2013 – IPOB alleges
Tunisia bans visit by European Parliament delegation
The fly that can’t fly: entomologists make fascinating discovery in Lesotho
France sends the army to ensure water to drought-stricken Indian Ocean island of Mayotte

September 15: International Day of Democracy
Conflict in Northern Mali Resumes Amid UN Withdrawal
Morocco’s Amazigh, the indigenous people of North Africa, hit hard deadly quake
EU watchdog launches rights probe into Tunisia agreement
Zambia, China Presidents commit to enhancing trade cooperation as they meet in Beijing
Oromo’s War Against Amhara is Guided Neither by Political nor Military Strategy

Somalia’s Digital ID Revolution: A Journey From Standstill to Progress
South Africa holds state funeral for Zulu leader Buthelezi

Tunisia expels hundreds of sub-Saharan African migrants from Sfax amid crackdown
Dozens of people injured in violence at Eritrean cultural festival in Germany

Liberia opposition leader Boakai opens bid to beat President Weah
Benin: $230 million to support growth and social and climate resilience
Mali’s Tuareg rebels claim capture of more military bases
Army neutralises 3 members of Biafra National guard in Abia, recovers weapons
What Wagner’s post-Prigozhin future looks like on the ground in the Central African Republic
Congo denies claims of coup attempt
Buffalo From Zimbabwe Expose Botswana Cattle to Possible Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Is Eritrea stoking conflicts between its migrants abroad?
Upscaling and risk-layering for climate resilience in Malawi

UNAIDS appoints the First Lady of Sierra Leone as a champion for adolescent girls and young women
Tunisian leader sparks outrage by claiming ‘Zionist movement’ behind naming of storm that battered Libya
Congolese government denies rumors of attempted coup against president Nguesso
Lesotho: IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis
EU Executive Says Aid Payments for Somalia ‘Temporarily Suspended’
Tigray atrocities continuing almost a year after ceasefire, UN experts warn

Mauritania refuses to host wounded Tuareg rebels after clash with Malian army
Libya flood: Derna mayor’s house burnt down in protests
Tunisia suffers nationwide power cut
Cameroon Sees More Attacks on Schools, Civilians After Rebel Leader Killed
Seychelles’ President says vision of a better world can be achieved through collective action
Four Comoros journalists appeal conviction over publicizing of sexual assault allegations
Rwanda President Kagame says he will run for fourth term in 2024 elections

Central African Republic leader slams West for looting Africa’s wealth, sparking today’s migrant crisis
Pentagon Policy Official Underscores Defense Ties With Djibouti
US Secretary of Defense to Visit Djibouti, Kenya, and Angola
Half-million-year-old wooden structure unearthed in Zambia
Ethiopians Cannot Gaslight Themselves Out of the Oromo-Amhara War

1960 September 22: Mali Independence Day
Baowu Steel Group Partners with WCS to Develop Iron Ore in Guinea-Conakry
France’s 96-0 win over Namibia overshadowed by facial injury for captain Dupont
Iran, Djibouti to restore diplomatic ties

September 23: International Day of Sign Languages
1973 September 24: Guinea-Bissau Independence Day
1966 September 30: Botswana Independence Day
1960 October 1: Nigeria Independence Day
October 1 – 7: Banned Books Week
1958 October 2: Guinea Independence Day
1966 October 4: Lesotho Independence Day
1962 October 9: Uganda Independence Day
October 10: World Mental Health Day
October 11: International Day of the Girl Child
1968 October 12: Equatorial Guinea Independence Day
1975 October 12: Saharawi National Unity Day
1964 October 24: Zambia Independence Day