International

Liberia’s civil wars back in the spotlight

Seventeen years after the Liberian conflict ended, victims are still fighting for justice. By Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia. More than a quarter of a million people were killed and a million others displaced during the 14-year, back-to-back civil wars that…

Latest sports news round-up: May 2021

Super Eagles ready to soar again  Nigeria’s national side may not be on top form right now. But as Oladipo Okubanjo reports, two of the Super Eagles squad can’t stop scoring for their clubs.  These are strange times for Nigerian football. The…

China 'stealing' Africa's fish

As a new Netflix documentary puts illegal fishing under the spotlight, Britt Collins reveals the devastating impact China – and the EU’s – supertrawlers are having on Africa’s coast. While West Africa has been pre-occupied with the pandemic, its waters…

Was Tanzania vindicated on Covid testing claims?

A scientist with a PhD in chemistry, President Magufuli abandoned Covid-19 testing after his own trials allegedly showed fruit juice and engine oil testing positive for the virus. Yet despite being widely ridiculed at the time, many are asking whether…

Western populists risk killing safari industry 

With the West imposing Covid-19 quarantine laws against travellers from Africa, the future of the continent’s lucrative safari industry hangs in the balance. And, as Britt Collins discovers, a collapse in tourist numbers not only risks pushing millions into poverty,…

Mystery surrounds death of Tanzanian president

The government says John Magufuli died of heart problems, but questions abound over what really happened to the 61-year-old, who had a doctorate in chemistry and warned against devastating Covid-19 lockdowns in Tanzania.   After spending the last year disputing…
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