Africa: Crucial

October 28
Home countries of major rainforests agree to work together to save them
The side of Mauritius the expats want to keep secret

In Benin, Voodoo’s birthplace, believers bemoan steady shrinkage of forests they revere as sacred
1 dead, 3 hurt as multiple blasts rock Western Sahara
Edgar Lungu – ex-Zambian president makes political comeback

Climate Solutions from Indigenous and Local Knowledge
Small Islands, big problems: Can Bitcoin fix this? Cointelegraph Cape Verde video
ANOCA President Berraf lays first stone of new Cape Verde NOC headquarters
Global Summit in Brazzaville: Leaders convene to protect tropical forests and combat climate change
Promoting Excellence in Healthcare: Botswana launches National Laboratory Strategic Plan
Conflict in Ethiopia’s Amhara kills dozens, rights body says

Impact of environmental crime on indigenous women
Africa: include community healers in health policies
Gambia court sentences soldier to 12 years in prison for leading foiled coup
Biafra militants kill 3 Cameroonian soldiers in Bakassi shootout
Five men involved in “terrorist” attacks escape from prison in Tunisia
US to evict Gabon, Niger, Uganda and Central African Republic from trade program
Congo: oil company SNPC to plant 50,000 hectares of trees on the Batéké Plateaux
Chad military government allows opposition leader back
Botswana’s Debswana rough diamond sales down 21% on weak demand
Reporter’s diary: Documenting the toll of Burundi’s climate disasters
Will the rebellion in Amhara unravel the Ethiopian state?
Facebook’s algorithms ‘supercharged’ hate speech in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

November 1
Germany asks forgiveness for Tanzania colonial crimes
Indigenous, underutilised crops can boost food and nutrition security in Africa
Namibia hosted Africa’s 1st community-led conservation congress. Where will it lead?
Mali: Islamist Armed Groups, Army Target Civilians
Libya’s Eastern Govt Holds Conference on Reconstruction of Coastal City Destroyed by Floods
Gabon seeks return of rare Fang mask sold in France for over €4 million
Burundi – Food Security Outlook: Persistent high food and fuel prices driving Crisis
One year on, peace holds in Tigray but Ethiopia still fractured
Ethiopia’s Tigray region stumbles towards peace

Agoa Forum: Has the US trade pact helped Africa?
Tuareg rebels in Mali take over former UN camp in strategic northern town
Central African Republic rebels kill at least five civilians in attack
Snakebite Risk Worsens in Eswatini Because of Antivenom Scarcity
Seychelles secrets: Island tourist paradise home to Russia-linked firm exploiting UK laws
Mayotte turns to bottled water in century’s worst drought
Edgar Lungu – Zambian ex-president stripped of retirement benefits
Zambia: Ex-President Edgar Lungu wants seat back

6 More Western Togoland supporters jailed 13yrs
Western Sahara at the heart of fierce battle at the United Nations
Equatorial Guinea open to cooperation with Russian companies
Burundi: Is citizen engagement the heart of project sustainability?
Rwanda announces visa-free travel for all Africans

South Africa urges lengthy extension of US duty-free African Growth and Opportunity Act
Guinea’s former dictator Camara recaptured hours after jailbreak

Gunfire Raises Suspicion Of Coup In Guinea-Bissau

US company takes over from BP in promoting new Senegal gas project
Tunisia Economic Monitor: Migration Amid a Challenging Economic Context
Separatist gunmen kill at least 20 in Cameroon
Eswatini to Launch Inter-ministerial Committee to Mainstream Disability Inclusion
Botswana conducts due diligence on HB Antwerp stake, president says
Ethiopia says disputed western Tigray will be settled in a referendum and displaced people returned
Fighting continues in Ethiopia’s Amhara region

44th Universal Periodic Review: UK Review on Cabo Verde
Niger: military regime asks Togo to mediate
At least 22 UN peacekeepers injured in retreat from northern Mali base
Namibia starts construction of Africa’s first decarbonised iron plant
Conflict in Sudan Growing in Scope, Brutality as World Remains Silent
Ethiopia plans vote to solve Tigray-Amhara territory dispute

Residents in western Benin feel safe despite fears of spillover of terrorists from the Sahel
Morocco to strengthen country’s Atlantic coastline via Western Sahara
The most serious crimes committed in Libya since 2011 must all be investigated
Tunisia: two people close to former dictator Ben Ali jailed
Chad: Minister’s head rolls over failure of N’Djamena emergency electricity supply plan
Global Gateway: European Union and Zambia sign Roadmap for the implementation of the Forest Partnership
Referendum in Ethiopia: more chance for broader military conflict
Lalibela fighting: Amhara Fano militia and Ethiopian army clash in historic town

Kenya’s Ogiek people being evicted for carbon credits – lawyers
Africa Investment Forum 2023: African sovereign wealth funds, new drivers of development
A Russian missile hits a Liberia-flagged ship in Odesa, Ukraine’s main Black Sea port
Senegal: President orders emergency measures to combat illegal emigration
Burundi’s young Catholic digital apostles learning to be online influencers of the faith
Malawi kwacha: 44% drop in value against US dollar sparks unease
Second round of talks between Ethiopian government and Oromo rebels

Saudi Arabia leading the way on growing Arab-Africa ties
How Africa’s first heat officer is protecting women in Sierra Leone
Four more Western Togoland secessionists charged, granted GH¢800K bail
Prosecutors seek life sentence for Burundi’s ex-premier
Building resilient communities together in Burundi
Sudan: corpses in the streets of Omdourman, violent fighting in Darfur
Once-in-a-century flooding swamps Somalia after historic drought -UN
Malawi hikes fuel and electricity prices after currency devaluation

1975 November 11: Angola Independence Day
Islamic Development Bank and The Gambia Fortify Development Ties
Fighting Erupts as Mali Army Closes on Tuareg Rebel Town
AfDB lifts financial sanctions off Gabon after Bongo removed in coup

Congo Brazzaville: Professional football put to test

Ethiopia’s Abiy takes a page from Russia, China in asserting the right to restore historical claim to strategic waters
Gabon elections: Junta plans post-Bongo polls for 2025
Japan likely to provide defense equipment to Vietnam, Djibouti
HSBC to Sell Retail, Business Bank Units in Mauritius
Eritrea withdrew from 2026 World Cup qualifying ‘over fears players will flee’
Ethiopia’s Oromo rebels in Tanzania for peace talks

1975 November 14: Madrid Accords on Western Sahara
Sierra Leone’s Hafsatu Kamara on the power of representation on the Olympic stage: ‘It enlists hope’
Mali army seizes key rebel northern stronghold Kidal
Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu not terrorist, he’s leader of millions – IPOB lawyer Ejimakor
Djibouti Launches First Satellite Aboard Transporter-9
Rwanda: Ex-doctor goes on trial in France over 1994 genocide
Tapfumaneyi Masaya: Abducted Zimbabwe opposition activist found dead

Benin struggles to halt coastal erosion despite spending millions of dollars
Two months after flood in Libya’s Derna, mental anguish still takes lives
São Tomé and Príncipe, and Burundi expand Africa Finance Corporation membership to three-quarters of the continent
U.K. Supreme Court Rules Plan to Send Migrants to Rwanda Is Unlawful

African Economic Conference calls for stronger political will to spur Africa’s industrialisation
Togo: Africa Financial Industry Summit 2023 kicks off in Lomé
Improving Agriculture, Human Capital, and Infrastructure – Key to Take on Poverty in the Central African Republic
Rwanda ‘disagrees’ with UK court ruling on migrant deportation plan
Somalia floods: Bodies unearthed and bridges swept away
Malawi’s President Chakwera bans himself and his cabinet from foreign travel

This company is building AI for African languages
European Countries Join Gambia in Genocide Case Against Myanmar at UN Court
Jailing of Two Togo Journalists Sparks Criticism
Senegal’s Supreme Court overturns ruling allowing opposition leader Sonko to run for president
Western Sahara Flare-Up Raises Morocco-Algerian Tension
Chad: Hungary embarks on military and diplomatic drive in N’Djamena
Salah scores four, Lesotho stun Nigeria as Africa’s World Cup quest begins
France’s poorest island is parched because of drought and underinvestment
Estimations: Will Ethiopia and Eritrea start military conflict over Red Sea ports access
Zimbabwe declares state of emergency in Harare over cholera
Ethiopia: Violence in Amhara region

1956 November 18: Morocco Independence Day
Liberia’s George Weah concedes presidential election defeat to Joseph Boakai

A disappearing island: ‘The water is destroying us, one house at a time’
‘Crisis upon crisis’ as Kenya and Somalia go from drought to floods

‘Instead of demolishing Igbo properties, conduct Biafra Referendum’ – Ejimakor to FG, Lagos govt
France begins massive handouts of bottled water in drought-stricken Mayotte
Djibouti hosts its first UNESCO Memory of the World Regional Meeting
Communal fighting claims 36 lives in Sudan-South Sudan disputed Abyei
Zimbabwe: El Niño Anticipatory Action Plan
Zambia’s debt restructuring derailed after official creditors reject deal

Car ploughs into supporters of Liberia’s president-elect killing two, say hospital staff
Guinea to investigate former president Conde for alleged treason
Congo-Brazzaville stampede: Dozens killed during army recruitment drive
Gunmen kill nine in market raid in western Cameroon
Eswatini: Can Eswatini Develop in Its Current Political Impasse?

Development of Mauritania’s high-quality renewable resources could catalyse the country’s efforts to boost sustainable economic growth
São Tomé-et-Principe: towards a more sustainable coastal pelagic fishery
Chad: EU resumes military aid to N’Djamena
Getting the jab made simple in Eswatini
MMG to acquire Khoemacau copper mine in Botswana for $1.9bn
Seychelles to improve lives of people with disabilities with Commonwealth assistance
South Sudan: A Slam Dunk for Progress
Ethiopia talks with Oromo rebel group end without deal for a third time

Liberia: President-elect Boakai calls for unity in his first speech
General strike in Kabylia
Chad junta grants amnesty for ‘Black Thursday’ crackdown perpetrators
Huawei launches “Seeds for the Future” program in Botswana
Blue whales: Ocean giants return to ‘safe’ tropical haven
Table Tennis: Developing Member Associations Activities Foster Growth in Djibouti, Liberia, Gabon, and Guineau-Bissau
Ethiopia drought: Fifty die of hunger in Tigray and Amhara amid aid freeze

President of Mauritania visits FIFA Forward-funded projects
The African Development Bank, Libya strengthen cooperation, sign funding agreements
Chad: N’Djamena struggles to secure donor help with refugee crisis
Not just hot air: Realising the potential of the EU-Namibia green hydrogen partnership
Comoros’ Supreme Court clears Assoumani for 4th term bid
Ethiopian Government Reports Talks with Somaliland on Berbera Port
Ethiopia’s drought-stricken Tigray region records over 40 hunger deaths

IPOB Calls For Immediate Release Of Michael Obieze, Other South-Easterners In DSS Detention Since 2022
World Amazigh Congress contacts UN rapporteur on human rights violations in Algeria
Somalia joins the East African Community

Ambazonia fighters issue death threats to Okocha, Amokachi over Eto’o invitation
Comoros-flagged cargo ship sinks in Aegean with 14 crew on board
Death toll from flooding in Somalia climbs to nearly 100

Danish GreenGo eyes giant green H2 plant in Mauritania
Lagos demolition: ‘Support Biafra Independence’ – IPOB to S’East govs, Ohanaeze, NASS
Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu escapes death in Cameroon
UK determined to send migrants to Rwanda

1960 November 28: Mauritania Independence Day
Africa CDC and Mastercard Foundation launch phase 2 of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods (SLL) initiative to strengthen Africa’s public health systems
Sierra Leone Calls Sunday Attacks a Coup Attempt
Togo announces legislative and regional elections will be held in early 2024
Togo: Over 30 dead in “terrorist attacks” in 2023
Kazakhstan and Togo Agree to Enhance Cooperation and Dialogue
Invest in your homeland, IPoB tells Igbo in diaspora
Amba Boys: Transforming Pacifists into Warmongers?
FIDE Director for Chess Development visits Eswatini
2023 Africa Netball Cup – Botswana
Cricket: Namibia punch tickets to 2024 T20 World Cup
Comoros football fan shot at World Cup qualifier dies
Tensions escalate in Sool region as Somaliland minister urges clan mobilization for conflict

They Will Feed Us: A Counter Narrative to Africa’s Corporate-Led Food Systems
Mali’s government will probe Tuareg rebel leaders as crucial 2015 peace deal appears to crumble
Mali opens terror probe into jihadists, ethnic separatists amid deteriorating security
Release Nnamdi Kanu now, IPOB tells FG
Libya sends nearly 250 migrants back to Niger, Chad
Table Tennis Development in Eswatini: Maximizing Opportunities
Care for diabetics living in displaced persons camps in Burundi

German Court Sentences Gambian Death Squad Member to Life in Prison
Britain’s Octopus in partnership to build first wind farm in Sierra Leone
Eswatini steps up progress towards zero new HIV infection status by 2030
Not so dead as a dodo: ‘De-extinction’ plan to reintroduce bird to Mauritius
Needs rise as flooding spreads in Somalia
Despite war, young Malawians turn to Israel for work amid economic crisis at home

December 1
Climate Change and African Indigenous Peoples
Guinea-Bissau army says holding leader of rebel security unit after clashes
Heavy gunfire in Guinea-Bissau as minister is freed from detention
3 Strategies to Position Mauritania as a Green Hydrogen Hub
Eswatini: Mapping project for mineral and energy opportunities
Apprehension in Malawi as government sends workers to Israel amid Gaza war

1961 December 9: Tanzania Independence Day
1948 December 10: Human Rights Day
1963 December 12: Jamhuri, Kenya Republic Day
2010 December 17: Arab Spring
December 18: International Migrants Day
1951 December 24: Libya Independence Day
1956 January 1: Sudan Independence Day
1960 January 1: Cameroon Independence Day