After weeks of heated debate, the parliament in Sierra Leone has voted to end the death penalty; The UK slaps sanctions against some high-profile Africans in an international anti-corruption initiative; A South African politician from Soweto saves 2000 jobs from being wiped out during the recent riots; And on the day the Olympic games open, we bring a full interview with South African Olympic swimmer Chad Le Clos.
Prosecutors in Madagascar say they have solid proof that a plot was being organised to kill President Andry Rajoelina; Ethiopia's conflict in Tigray spreads to neighbouring regions with new flashpoints in Afar; Bus services in Cape Town are at a standstill as local taxi organisations engage in violent street protests; We hear from a Somali-American supermodel who quit the profession because of conflict with her religion.
(Photo: Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina. Credit: AFP)
Tanzanian police have confirmed the arrests of opposition leader Freeman Mbowe and other party figures, on suspicion of inciting “unauthorised assembly”, according to local media.
Plus, a Cape Town based company is to partner with Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers, in a deal that will see it completing the production process locally.
And we meet Frances Tiafoe, the rising star in men’s tennis, whose parents fled the civil war in Sierra Leone and resettled in the US.
Yoruba separatist leader Sunday Igboho, who wants self-determination for Yoruba people in the South West of Nigeria, has been detained in neighbouring Benin.
Plus, how illegal gold mining is taking an environmental toll in Ghana, and how some communities are taking matters into their own hands.
And we meet the South Sudanese athlete who has spent the past 18 months stranded in Japan ahead of the Olympics.