Togo’s Gnassingbe takes strong lead
2 days ago
Preliminary result from Togo’s Electoral Commission shows the country’s President, Faure Gnassingbe, with a strong lead of 72 per cent of the vote. Samson Itodo, Executive Director of Yiaga Africa, an organization that monitors election in Sub-Saharan Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
S.Sudanese refugees sceptical as coalition deadline nears
3 days ago
Refugees from South Sudan who live in UN displacement camps fear that peace could collapse into violence once more, as pressure mounts on President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, to honour a February 22 deadline to form a government.
Kinshasa's 'sheep jumps' fall flat
3 days ago
In DR Congo President Tshisekedi's promised Kinshasa overpasses get off to an underwhelming. Their construction is making traffic even worse. Also we head to the seventh edition of the Kinshasa Book Festival. And plastic not so fantastic. Some South African surfers are ditching the fibreglass and foam for wooden surfboards that are better for the environment.
How Burkina Faso can overcome its humanitarian challenges
4 days ago
Refugees International says Burkina Faso is experiencing one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world and has emerged as the latest epicentre of conflict in the Sahel region. Alexandra Lamarche, Senior Advocate for West and Central Africa at Refugees International joins CNBC Africa on how Burkina Faso can overcome the current humanitarian challenges in the country.
Sierra Leone gangster leaves the street for poetry
4 days ago
Yousef Kamara was the leader of Giverdamn Gaza, one of Freetown's most infamous street gangs. In 2017, his poetry and song-writing were noticed by Way Out, a collective of musicians and artists who take youth off the streets. Three years on, Kamara's poems have been published in several international magazines.
Former South African leader de Klerk sorry for apartheid comment
The last South African president to lead under apartheid has apologised for saying that white minority rule was not a crime against humanity. And we head to Salt River in Cape where the annual Public Arts Festival is bringing more art into the community.
Cameroon elections overshadowed by calls for boycott and violence
Cameroon prepares to head to the polls this Sunday but there are calls to boycott the polls as separatist unrest in its North and South West regions continues.Star power in South Africa as tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafael Nadaal battle it out on court for the 6th edition of the Match in Africa. And Africa's answer to the Nobel Science Prize : the Next Einstein Forum. We meet the man who's set up his own award to highlight the often-ignored contributions made by African scientists