In this edition: Ivorian legends of the Zouglou genre kick up a storm with their latest album. Yode and Siro take a pop at President Alassane Ouattara during a tense election year. We also take you to Rwanda where the Amasunzu, a traditional hairstyle once worn by men and unmarried women, is increasingly being sported by contemporary young people. And we head to Morocco to learn about the Spinosaurus, one of the oddest dinosaurs ever discovered. According to researchers, the bones of the first known swimming predator change our understanding of how and where giants of its time lived.
A new tool by the International Trade Centre aims to track policies for women in trade. The SheTrades outlook shows that South Africa, Mauritius, Rwanda and Samoa have designed policies that boost women’s economic empowerment. Vanessa Erogbogbo, Chief of the SheTrades Initiative at ITC joins CNBC Africa for more.
After two decades on the run, a Rwandan suspect in the genocide against the Tutsis has appeared on front of a French court. Felicien Kabuga says all charges he faces are lies. and in Cameroon Covid19 has upset the financial situation in the country. A drop in international money transfers is affecting many families. And finally Nolywood is back in action, Nigerian cinemas remain closed but the film industry is finding ways to creep back to work.
Several African countries are due to benefit from a nearly $2 billion programme from the World Bank aimed at helping developing countries deal with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, thousands of people across Nigeria have been stranded away from home as states across the country shut their borders in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus; unease is also ramped up as police are accused of abusing their powers. And finally, poorer communities in Rwanda face yet more hardship to come as the
Rwanda has received 66 asylum-seekers that were being held in a Libyan detention centre, the first of a group of 500 to be sent there under a new agreement with the United Nations to help resettle people detained while trying to reach Europe.