Africa: existential, historic, looking forward

March 16
USAID funds African Indigenous Vegetable Project
Amnesty asks Tinubu to investigate extrajudicial killing of pro-Biafra protesters
Pope Francis meets with President of Seychelles
In Tigray, women face horrific choice: ‘To die or to be raped’

March 17
African Development Bank Executive Directors visit Sierra Leone
Cameroon’s rebels may not achieve their goal of creating the Ambazonian state – but they’re still a threat to stability
South Sudan schools close due to extreme heatwave
South Sudan President Fires Finance Minister Amid an Economic Crisis

March 18
Exploring the microbiome present in fermented indigenous African foods and their potential impact on human health
(Hello Africa) Angolan youth embrace Chinese language learning for future careers
MCC’s Long Partnership with Benin is Changing Lives
Guinea junta leader fires energy sector officials
Mali: over 1,000 schools shut down as insecurity rises
Togoland: Germany’s first and smallest African colony
Newly Consecrated Bishop for São Tomé and Príncipe Urged to Build His Ministry on Prayer “before the tabernacle”
Opposition Leader in Court in Central African Republic
Exclusive with President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Republic of the Congo
Chad Expects Some 20 Candidates to Compete With Military Ruler in Elections
Chad presidential election: assassination of main opposition figure casts doubt on country’s return to democracy
Hungarian minister promises cooperation with Chad in N’Djamena
Taiwan MOFA welcomes Eswatini delegation led by PM Dlamini
Lesotho Government Accused of Protecting Polluting Mine
Interview: Lesotho king expects higher level of cooperation with China
MTC, Huawei conduct first official 5G trials in Namibia
Emirati Military Support Is Making a Difference in Somalia
A Sympathy Borne out of Legal Identity? (Re)Viewing Ethiopia’s Move to Recognize Somaliland’s Statehood from a Different Angle
Malawi and maize: prices have spiked on the back of bad weather and trade bans
TPLF needs to chart a new path ahead for Tigray

March 19
The Ghanaian founder challenging Google
High-level event kicks off expansion of strategic EU-AU partnership, pledging joint commitments to strengthen Global Health and African Health Sovereignty
The Gambia votes to reverse landmark ban on female genital mutilation
How distrust in western vaccines was born during colonialism
‘I dey die for DSS hand’ – Nnamdi Kanu pull shirt for court say make dem transfer am to prison
Nigerian court denies separatist leader Kanu bail, orders trial
Libya-Tunisia border crossing closed following clashes
Kabyle Independence Leader Announces Historic ‘Rebirth’ of Kabyle State
Kabylia to proclaim independence on April 20 in New York
Is the leader of the Kabylie independence movement pushing Morocco to recognize a «Kabyle state» ?
Exxon’s exit marks reversal of fortune for Equatorial Guinea
Botswana’s inspirational women safari guides who are navigating change
High Seas Treaty Will Help Defend Small Island Nations’ Fisheries
UN reports 35 percent increase in people affected by South Sudan violence
Atrocity Survivors in Ethiopia Remain Without Justice

March 20
1956 March 20: Tunisia Independence day
How cloud forest restoration on St Helena is bringing back wildlife and boosting water security
Guinea: New mines minister regains control of Simandou iron ore project
Senegal election: Bassirou Diomaye rallies Casamance
Igbo-Biafra Nationalists call for redrawing of Biafra map
Algeria’s Hirak Movement: Struggles, Repression, and Hope for Change
US slammed over African discrimination against Cameroon separatists
Houthi-hit bulker True Confidence opts for sanctioned salvor after it is refused refuge in Djibouti
Zambia’s $13bn debt stand-off an ‘indictment’ of global system, says president
Looking Away From an Epidemic of Rape
Global Gateway: European Commission and Belgian Presidency increase their support to the African Medicines Agency

March 21
1990 March 21: Namibia Independence Day
Want to meet Jonathan, the world’s oldest tortoise? St Helena island is opening up to tourists
Mali secures more than €100m to combat TB and Aids
Exploring the Escalation in Western Sahara
São Tomé and Príncipe joins African Legal Support Facility, boosting legal aid for African nations
UAL warns of increasing risks of doing business in Equatorial Guinea
Cameroon: Government Bans Opposition Coalitions
Wildlife Conservation, Traditional Medicine Collide in Eswatini
Germany and Namibia agree to bolster hydrogen partnership
Seychelles: Rights Concerns in High-Profile Case
Human Development Report 2023/2024: A Snapshot of Trends for Seychelles
Go Public! Empowering teachers to transform the future of South Sudan
Rwanda asylum deportation plan faces more delays – how did we get here?
Somaliland: The Horn Of Africa’s Breakaway State

March 22
‘Game changer’: A Kenyan radio station is reviving a dying Indigenous language
REAP highlights – indigenous tree focus
What can Sub-Saharan Africa learn from Mauritius’s successful development?
Guinea-Bissau opposition fears ‘dictatorship’
Sierra Leone: a worrying food situation in the south
Several Nigerien soldiers killed in ambush near Burkina Faso, Mali border
Towards a cancellation of a Morocco-EU fishing deal over disputed Western Sahara?
Morocco accused of using Israeli weapons to kill civilians in Western Sahara
MSF rescue ship detained in Italy following threats by Libyan Coast Guard
Libya: At least 65 migrants found in mass grave
Fire on Perenco platform off Gabon leaves five dead and one missing
Mitigating risk amid Namibia’s oil boom
Mauritius among the only 7 countries with healthy air quality in 2023
South Sudan Probe Says US Journalist Died in ‘Crossfire’
A tale of two worlds: contrasting realities in southern and northern Zambia during El Niño
UAE eyes Zambia mine as minerals race heats up against Saudi Arabia, China
Malawi Parliament to Debate Cannabis Farming
Mary’s Meals provides hope in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region

March 23
Libyan Amazigh Council denounce Interior Minister’s Ras Ajdair actions
DHQ Declares IPOB’s Simon Ekpa, 96 Others Wanted
Military Declares Finland-based Biafra Agitator Ekpa, 96 Other Nigerians Wanted
Equatorial Guinea – a Major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Hotspot in West Africa – Signs on for Invest in African Energy (IAE) 2024
With Somalia naval deal, Turkey steers into strategic but volatile region

March 24
Tunisia: Authoritarian Drift Erodes Rights
Badjina Mounguengui Léonie: Social Worker dedicated to rescuing Trafficked Children
Chad excludes military rulers’ main opponents from presidential vote
Chad Interim President Deby and PM Cleared for Presidential Election

March 25
Many Black Americans speak African American English. But is it embraced in schools?
Y’Africa Season 3: the magazine showcasing African talent
Qatar Hosts ‘Year of Culture’ to Explore Wealth of Moroccan Berber Jewelry
EU advised to annul fisheries agreement with Morocco over Western Sahara conflict
Squeezed by African coups, Biden cozies up to the world’s worst dictator
Investing in skills development to confront Zambia’s overlooked crisis – Youth economic disengagement
Zambia: Ecumenical Palm Sunday procession unites Catholics and United Church of Zambia Communities
Malawi: Call for ‘urgent support’ after disaster declared
Malawi follows Zambia in declaring drought disaster as El Niño brings hunger to southern Africa

March 26
Mystic Seaport Museum to explore Indigenous, African maritime history in new exhibit
Religious Leaders in Guinea Bissau Decry Surge in Attacks on Places of Worship
The EU-Mauritania migration deal is destined to fail
Alteo to Build, Operate Alumina Refinery in Guinea-Conakry
In Morocco, Amazigh Jews Confront Their Long-Held Ties to Israel
Lesotho: Authorities must investigate torture of detainees at Maseru correctional institution
S/Korea to help stem piracy off Seychelles
Network of coral reefs in Seychelles offer conservation hope
Burundi: African Water Facility approves €2 million for multipurpose water resources development
Severe drought in Zimbabwe threatens millions with hunger
Is the African Union Evolving in the Right Direction?

March 27
St Helena urged to return remains of 325 formerly enslaved people to Africa
Gas from Greater Tortue Ahmeyim boon for Mauritania and Senegal
The uphill battle to keep Guinean girls in school
Nigeria: Nnamdi Kanu’s health condition in jail worries supporters and activists
Tunisia’s Transformation Into a Transit Hub: Illegal Migration and Policy Dilemmas
Tunisia sentences 4 to death over politician’s assassination
Tunisia-born Clusterlab raises $600,000 pre-seed funding
Thousands Arrive in Gabon for Dialogue to End Military Transition
Botswana Goes Bold for Culture: Creative Industries Poised for Takeoff
Namibia and South Africa’s Electricity Plans
From Ideas to Industry – How IP fuels Mauritius’ manufacturing growth
MRG urges action on Batwa rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo

March 28
McDan Group CEO pleads for African ownership in logistics and transport sectors
UN to Promote News in Local African Languages
A Transformative Journey of Mass Birth Registration and Health Insurance in The Gambia
French court hands former Liberian rebel commander 30-year jail sentence
In Liberia, a former mining activist gets the bully pulpit
MTN exits Guinea markets, sells to Telecel
Eswatini Authorities Target Activist’s Widow
New $1.4 billion plan to support South Sudanese refugees
Supporting Gender-Based Violence (GBV) survivors in Amhara to recover and build resilience

March 29
Zimbabwe: Writers placing local language in modern world by translating English novels
Insights from Portuguese Africa
Africa Migration Report (Second edition)
Guinea: was the stadium massacre a crime against humanity?
Mohammed VI Mosque In Conakry To Promote Moroccan-Guinean Ties
IYC disowns Simon Ekpa, says Ijaws not part of Biafra
Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Shares the Abundance of Ramadan in Lesotho, Southern Africa
Press Release: Toward a Waste-free Comoros
Somalia: Constitutional Proposals Put Children at Risk
Reviving vocational education and training across Somalia

March 30
Türkiye, Namibia to work toward increasing solidarity between parliaments

March 31
Digital trade protocol for Africa: why it matters, what’s in it and what’s still missing

April 1
Togo: After public outcry, President Gnassingbé orders constitutional reform back to parliament
Key Takeaways from Senegal’s Presidential Election
Powering Progress: ITFC’s Trade Solution in Comoros

April 2
Maryse Condé: Author who won ‘alternative Nobel Literature Prize’ dies at 90
Photos: Senegal’s youngest president, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, sworn in
Nigeria Debates the Fate of Returning Benin Bronzes
Prison, punishment and pushbacks: From Eritrea to Libya to Italy
Gabon opens national dialogue to bring country back to civilian rule
A Digital Odyssey: The Convergence of Rapid Digitization, Population Dynamics, and Financial Risk in Namibia
Rwanda: Genocide Archives Released

April 3
IMF to Grant $8.2M to Guinea-Bissau
Afreximbank takes financing roadshow to Liberia as it seeks to boost trade & Investment
Sao Tome and Principe Annual Country Report 2023 – Country Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023
Gabon takes historic step towards democratic renewal
Congo Funk! – Sound Madness From The Shores Of The Mighty Congo River
Comoros Paves the Way to Safely Introducing Oncology Services for Cancer Care in the Country
United States Congressional Delegation Visits Mauritius to Assess Implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Zimbabwe appeals for $2 billion to avert food insecurity

April 4
1960 April 4: Senegal Independence Day
Slavery tribunal? Africa and Caribbean unite on reparations
Calling for a safe environment for women and LGBTIQ+ defenders in Cape Verde
Child poverty in Guinea-Bissau
Stopping a measles outbreak in its tracks in Sierra Leone
Senegal’s newly elected president announces audit of oil, gas and mining sectors
France to invest in Western Sahara after reconciliation with Morocco, despite risking anger from Algeria
Panoro Energy to develop oil and gas discoveries offshore Equatorial Guinea
Solidarity with church and people of Central African Republic
Gavi increases support to reach all children with immunisation in the Central African Republic
Why is Botswana threatening to send herdes of elephants to Germany?
Eritrea: Russian Delegation Visits Northern and Southern Red Sea Regions
Zimbabwe declares state of disaster to tackle the prolonged drought crisis
What’s behind the latest US sanctions on Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa?
Somalia expels Ethiopian ambassador amid Somaliland port deal dispute
Ethiopia: Military Executes Dozens in Amhara Region
Ethiopia’s army accused of committing war crimes in Amhara region
Securitizing the Ethiopia–Sudan border: How cross-border conflict is shaping trade and the control of land

April 5
Lai to African writers: You must save indigenous languages from going into extinction
Togo opposition calls for mass protest over legislative elections delay
Mali’s Tuaregs: ‘For us, this war is existential’
Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu’s trial turning to persecution – Lawyer Ejimakor
Young people in the Central African Republic can now enter the digital professions thanks to fibre-optic capacities installed with AfDB and EU support
South Africa’s crucial water supplies from Lesotho: what the six-month shutdown means for industry, farming and residents
Botswana leads calls on G7 countries to review diamond tracking initiative
Zimbabwe launches new gold-backed currency – ZiG

April 6
Kenya-Guinea Bissau Revamping Trade Ties
Senegal names new government in first test for Faye’s promised radical reforms
M’membe vows to declare W/Province Barotseland upon assuming presidency

April 7
1994 April 7: Rwandan genocide
A Dubai company’s staggering land deals in Africa raise fears about risks to Indigenous livelihoods
St. Helena to repatriate 325 remains of enslaved people to Africa
United Arab Emirates: Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan Meets with Transitional President of Chad
Lesotho mothers trying to cope with drug addicted children
Eritrea: President Isaias met and held talks with Chinese Envoy
Rwanda Rises: 30 years on from the genocide against the Tutsi
Genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda: how historians reckon with the horror
Rwanda remembers genocide 30 years on in ceremony
Revisiting Rwanda 30 Years After the Genocide
Blast from grenade wounds 34 in Ethiopia’s Amhara

April 8
Tunisia: Coast guard recovers 13 bodies of migrants in Mediterranean
Kenya and Central African Republic strengthen ties
Investing in Botswana’s Teacher Workforce
French overseas territory moves 300 refugees to mainland France
Clean cooking: Comorian students learn how to design biodigesters
Lessons post the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda: we must speak out against discrimination and prejudice
Thirty years after the genocide, Rwanda’s president blames the international community
Where Rwanda’s genocide perpetrators and survivors live side by side
Zimbabwe: I have no intention to run for a third term – President Mnangagwa
Ethiopia Back on the Brink

April 9
Liberia senate approves war crimes court’s creation
Delayed Congo-Brazzaville oil project set to secure new partner
Italy’s Piombino FSRU gets first cargo from Eni’s Congo LNG project
IOM: Shipwreck off Djibouti leaves 38 dead
Rwanda’s leader criticises perceived US ambiguity over 1994 genocide
2024-2029 Development priorities for Zambia: Infrastructure and Agricultural Value Chain
WHO donates supply kits to Malawi amid food crisis
The ‘Not Expected’ but ‘Expected’ Opening Speech of the African Union Commission Chairperson

April 10
Togo Readies for Turmoil
Togo announces new date for delayed legislative elections
Businesses, human rights and environment: news from the Vigilance Project in Benin, Togo and Senegal
Zambia uncovers ‘sophisticated’ Chinese cybercrime syndicate
Bate Urgessa: Ethiopian opposition OLF figure shot dead and dumped by road

April 11
Language Policy and Activism beyond Academia
Global Gateway: The EU launches new regional initiatives in Africa to boost youth mobility and skills, including the unique Africa-Europe Youth Academy
STEM Education in Africa: Paving the Way for Innovation and Growth
My time with the Scrabble kings of Liberia
Sierra Leone declares war on synthetic drug ‘kush’
‘Don’t touch my constitution!’ Togolese resist reforms ahead of election
Mali bans political party activities as calls for elections grow
MCC, Government of Lesotho Launch $300 Million Health and Horticulture Compact
Comoros jailbreak: Dozens of prisoners walk out of prison
Ethiopia: Pressure mounts for probe into killing of prominent Oromo politician

April 12
Wind power: Cabeolica in Cape Verde to invest $50m in expansion and storage
Promoting reproductive health in Benin and Chad
Human rights activists in Western Sahara are being targeted by mobile malware
Island Insights: Surging seas and increasing rains: Analyzing flood risks in São Tomé e Príncipe, district by district
Archbishop says calm returning in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions despite violence
13 arrested in Ethiopia over killing of Oromo opposition figure

April 13
1873 April 13: Colfax massacre, US
The African talents making remarkable indigenous films and shows – AMVCA 10
With French under fire, Mali uses AI to bring local language to students
Togo: Campaigns begin for upcoming legislative and regional elections
Benin stakes a claim in the art world with first Venice Biennale pavilion

April 14
Rep of Congo: When hapkido appeal girls
Burundi-Rwanda rivalry: RED-Tabara rebel attacks add to regional tensions

April 15
Decarbonizing farming in Senegal
Chad interim president Deby kicks off campaign for vote set to end junta rule
Chad’s Closed Election Pits Leader Against Own Prime Minister
New Space for Mauritius:1st International Space Symposium on Space for Mauritius
Eritrea and its neighbours: autopsy of a reclusive state
MP Kamuntu Defies Museveni’s Wetland Eviction Directive

April 16
Senegal to host first Olympic event in Africa
Angela Brito is Promoting her Cape Verdean Roots Through her Fashion Label in Brazil
Corpses found adrift in boat off Brazil likely migrants from Mauritania, Mali – Police
FAO Director-General visits Mauritania’s National Centre for Desert Locust Control
National Dialysis Centre and National Medical Imaging Centre in Bangui, Central African Republic, give patients new hope and a smile
Nigerians Attacked By Cameroonian Militants Still Displaced Four Months After
Second major security operation begins in France’s Mayotte
UN Secretary-General Guterres’ April 8 Negative Assessment of Preconditions for Elections in South Sudan
Ethiopia: clashes between Amhara and Tigrayan militias in the disputed area of ​​Raya Alamata

April 17
Something Is Killing Saint Helena’s Cloud Forest
Japan-Mauritania Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
Togo expels French journalist Thomas Dietrich, suspends foreign accreditations
Benin Republic turns to culture to spur economic growth
Western Sahara: Spain Confirms Ongoing Talks with Morocco on Airspace Management
UN’s Libya envoy Bathily resigns citing stalled political progress
Italian PM Giorgia Meloni visits Tunisia to discuss migration
Equatorial Guinea flying new Chinese helicopters
Namibia’s Nama community rejects green-hydrogen port expansion
Burundi appeals for aid as rains, floods displace 100,000
Malawi football fans assault TV reporter Yasin Limu
Awakening from the Shadow of War: Our Aid Efforts in the Tigray Region in Ethiopia

April 18
1980 April 18: Zimbabwe Independence Day
Senegal’s Faye makes first foreign visit as president to Mauritania
Drop in Vocations to Religious Life among Women Threatening Growth of Catholic Church in Congo-Brazzaville
Chad’s government threatens to kick out US troops as Russia expands influence in Africa
More US trouble in Africa as Chad threatens to boot out US troops
Swazi Secrets: Eswatini, transit hub of the ‘gold mafia’?
Chinese-built Ethiopia-Djibouti railway earns 50 mln USD in 9 months
New report accuses UNESCO of complicity in the eviction and abuse of Indigenous people
Adigrat Bishop appeals for help to alleviate humanitarian crisis in Tigray

April 19
Insights into Africa’s Wealthiest Cities
Petrofac bags $350m services deal in Equatorial Guinea
Panoro Energy to Champion Investment in Gabon’s Sector at IAE 2024
Draft continental strategy on free movement developed

Algeria: Independence of Kabylia Republic to be announced April 20 in New York

April 22: Earth Day
1960 April 27: Togo Independence Day
1961 April 27: Sierra Leone Independence Day
1994 April 27: Freedom Day in South Africa, first post-apartheid elections
May 3: World Press Freedom Day
1990 May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
May 17, third Friday in May: Endangered Species Day
1991 May 18: Somaliland Independence Day
May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity
1991 May 24: Eritrea Independence Day