Africa: Seychelles topples all in the World of Press Freedom, 13th in the world

Indigenous peoples fight for land rights at global summit
The history of Western Sahara is a history of betrayal

Nigerian Army moves to boost intelligence gathering via indigenous language
Battle for Namibia reparations: German deal ‘was never about us’
Malawi Court Convicts 12 People in Albino Attack
Italy, Congo-Brazzaville Sign Gas Supply Deal
Is Senegal the new El Dorado for African developers?
Bitcoin becomes an official currency in the Central African Republic
Senegal: new measures to mitigate cost of living crisis
Central African Republic: Six soldiers killed in rebel attack
In Guinea, a fight to end mother-to-child HIV transmission
Equatorial Guinea Reports Crackdown on Fraudulent Ships
Guinea-Bissau: Children, youth victims of human trafficking
Eritrea calls for ‘bilateral solution’ of Russia-Ukraine conflict
Activists at Berlin conference call out German, Western complicity in funding Fortress Conservation
Canada’s Somaliland community calls for federal support after massive fire in Waheen Market

Benin celebrates return of royal treasures after 130 years
eSwatini court refuses to recognise LGBTQ group
Israel Offers Support To Morocco Over Western Sahara After Summit
Eritrea: International Workers Day Observed
U.S. urges restoration of essential services in Ethiopia’s Tigray

1963 May 1: The Day of Terror: West Papua handed over to Indonesia
Worshippers in Mali celebrate end of Ramadan
Guterres in Senegal: ‘Triple crisis’ in Africa aggravated by war in Ukraine
Guinea junta leader Doumbouya announces 39-month transition to civilian rule
Soyinka Visits Igboho In Benin Republic
Biafra: Buhari told to release Nnamdi Kanu immediately, stop destruction of South-East
Troops eliminate 22 ISWAP terrorists, recover arms in Lake Chad – Official
Chad’s transitional council delays national dialogue again
Family of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero sues Rwandan government for kidnapping and torture
Fuel prices rise again in Burundi
Taiwan provides financial, humanitarian aid to Somaliland following market blaze

On trip to three West African nations, UN chief Guterres urges investment
In Niger, Guterres calls for more resources to fight terror attacks in Africa’s Sahel
The mountainous West African island that is heaven for hikers
Eswatini High Court acknowledges LGBTQ rights
France urges Chad not to delay peace dialogue
Libya: The art of compromise, as practised by Fathi Bashagha
Spain’s New Stance on Western Sahara Brings Morocco-Algeria Tensions Back to a Boil
Malawi Police Arrest Nurse for Harassing President Online

‘A new, despicable turn in violence’ as insurgents attack water sources in Burkina Faso
In Africa, Namibia and Eritrea Reflect Journalism’s Polar Opposites
Burkina Faso: Over a quarter million people victims of new “water war” in peak dry season
Fifa opens proceedings against four coaches in Gabon sexual abuse inquiry
Mali: Military government breaks defence accords with France
Tunisia announces ‘national dialogue’, excluding opposition groups
France says Mali’s decision to quit defence accords won’t affect withdrawal plans
Samson’s sacrifice: Malawian chief saves his community from floods
Policy Reform and Green Investment Advance in Senegal, GGGI Reports
Malawi’s President Vows Press Freedom But Critics Cite Arrests, Intimidation
UK tries to maintain influence in Conakry despite heavy cut in its aid budget
Somalia can overcome legacy of poverty through petroleum development
First humanitarian flight in Guinea saves four days’ overland travel and hundreds of dollars on polluting diesel
IMF: 20 Sub-Saharan African Countries in Debt Distress, High Risk of Debt Distress
Stewards of the forest: the pioneering women’s collective harvesting the Gambia’s oysters
Questions and Answers on the renewed Strategy for the outermost regions
Cape Verde: The Castaway Museum welcomes visitors again
World Press Freedom: Seychelles is top in Africa and 13th in the world
Saint Helena: an emerald set in bronze
As Tigray Aid Blockade Continues, Nearby Areas Also in Desperate Need of Food, Medicine
Sheffield Somaliland community raising funds following fire destroying thousands of businesses

Reporting Under Attack in South Sudan, Sudan
Gerhard Mans, Namibia’s first rugby captain, dies in cycling accident
At Least 30 Burundian AU Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabab Attack, Official Says
Botswana: Pan-African microlender Letshego lets go of fourth CEO in four years
World Faces Looming Hunger Crisis
Botswana journalists remain ‘vigilant’ under new surveillance law
UN chief sees African force for Mali with stronger mandate
New Permanent Representative of Eswatini Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Germany ready to continue UN mission in Mali – Defence Minister
The church provides hope in Chad
Presence of Russian mercenaries in Mali risks bloody backlash, say experts
May 5th: World Portuguese Language Day celebrated in 50 countries
Mali: France has lost ‘legal basis’ for military operations
Libya: Why political stability remains elusive
Senegal plans law on social media – Reports
Zambia must restore foreign confidence to revitalise its mining sector
Guinea charges Alpha Conde for assassinations, torture and kidnapping
The ‘African Venice’: Meet This Unique And Historic Village Located In Benin
Zimbabwe: Churches are a battleground for politicians seeking to entice voters
Togo: PIA carries out free cataract surgery program nationwide
AfDB Approves $180 Million to Boost Electrification in Rwanda
Sierra Leone: Africell Launches Teachmi Project
Dozens killed, wounded as armed clashes ravage South Sudan’s Leer County
Bid to overturn Sierra Leone loitering laws that activists claim ‘criminalise poverty’
Talking about trauma and South Sudan
Liberia: When Will Liberia Be Liberian?
Mauritius: A Total of 63 Scholarships Awarded to Children of Fishermen
Mauritania working to promote 28 offshore blocks open for bids
Mauritius – a gateway for investment into Africa’s energy sector
Timeline: UN Watch’s Campaign to End Slavery in Mauritania
Africa: Private wealth to increase by 38%; Mauritius, Rwanda and Uganda to benefit most
The Case of a Missing Ton of Cocaine Highlights the Dangers of the Drug Trade
How to make Africa’s ‘Great Green Wall’ a success
Speaker Hoyle welcomes delegates to first ever British Overseas Territories Conference
Japan deploys Murasame-class destroyer Samidare to Djibouti
Niger faces refugee influx as violence increases in neighbouring states
We Love To See It: La Digue Is The Seychelles Island Resisting Urbanization & ‘Overtourism’
Indigenous Endorois fight for their land and rights at UN

Battery metals attract new exploration hopefuls
Priest convicted in conspiracy to murder man with albinism in Malawi
Creating a Leading Fishing Sector in Southern Africa
Draper Startup House launches in Zambia via BongoHive partnership
Benin: Investing in women to change corporate culture
How trained midwives are saving lives in rural Zambia
Namibia loses top African spot on press freedom index
Somalia sets date for long awaited presidential elections
‘It’s becoming drug trafficking hub’ — CBN warns banks on transactions related to Benin Republic
Zimbabwe: Dollar Under Attack From Saboteurs, Government Claims
African Pioneer Enters Option Agreements for Zambia, Botswana Projects
The sacred Indian hues of Mauritius
President of Togo to mediate in Mali crisis
Tourism in the Comoros: 5 incredible sites to visit
Botswana’s strategy to stimulate post-pandemic growth
Seychelles’ financial sector works to achieve EU standards – Moving into era of innovative products
Progress towards press freedom in Sierra Leone but there are emerging threats
Fortress Conservation and International Accountability for Human Rights Violations against Batwa in Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Chad: Rebels refuse an “extension” of the transition
Blacker: A symbol of mental health struggles and freedom of speech in Sierra Leone
Central African Republic ‘forgot’ to inform its central bank of its BTC plans
Liberia: Corruption Is Enemy of Democracy-U.S Amb. Mccarthy Tells Liberians
Russian-linked forces ‘tortured’ and ‘executed’ civilians in Central African Republic since 2019, HRW says
Grand Mufti: Don’t allow jihadists in Liberia
Equatorial Guinea Targets Large-Scale Industry Growth
Chariot’s $3.5 billion Mauritania Based Green Hydrogen Project Secures European Export Route
The less visible victims of the war
Gambia Makes Progress in Global Press Freedom Ranking
Tunisia opens investigation into leaked recordings criticising the president
Rising insecurity a setback for The Gambia’s transition
Tunisia’s ex-President warns against fighting among Tunisians
ECOWAS criticized over West African coups
Ambassador to Moscow: Libya aims to import grain and flour from Russia
IPOB Warns Apostle Suleiman To Steer Clear Of Biafra, Igbo Nation
Midwives: The unsung heroes of reproductive health response in Libya
Presidency: Shameless liar, you don’t support Biafra agitation – IPOB fires back at Wike
Dbeibah: There is no alternative for elections in Libya
2023: Don’t repeat what Rivers did to Igbos after Biafra war – HURIWA warns Goodluck Jonathan
Malta refuses Algeria flight to repatriate Polisario members
Release Nnamdi Kanu, Igbo youths in detention, Ohanaeze tells Buhari
Sahrawi activist enlists Americans to stop police beatings and sexual assault
Meet Leila Haddad, the queen of oriental dance
Outbreak of Ethnic Violence Kills 5 in Kenya’s Marsabit