A fierce critic of Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been arrested and charged with inciting violence. Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono is accused of encouraging attendance at an anti-government protest. Also, despite the documented abuses at some Islamic schools in parts of Nigeria, some poorer parents say they don't want the institutions to close, as they are often the only schools available. Plus, we visit a disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration camp in Cameroon where former secessionist fighters are trying to prepare themselves for civilian life.
Zimbabwe police have arrested five senior opposition MDC officials amid tensions. The officials were gathered at their party's headquarters after it was forcibly occupied by a rival faction – our correspondent tells us more. Also, South Africa has launched a "Black Friday" campaign in response to the death of George Floyd in the United States. And the families of twelve Burkinabés who died in police custody on the night of May 11 demand answers. Our correspondent reports on the investigation.
In this edition, Zimbabwe police arrested five opposition officials in tensions on Friday. They were gathered at their party's headquarters after it was forcibly occupied by a rival faction. Also, South Africa has launched a 'Black Friday' campaign in response to the death of George Floyd in the United States. And the families of the twelve Burkinabés who died in police custody on the night of May 11th demand answers. Our correspondent has more on the investigation.
On this edition, new developments have emerged regarding the arrest of three female opposition figures in Zimbabwe. The three MDC members were found on the side of the road after being beaten and sexually assaulted. Our correspondent has the details. Also, truck drivers have been found to be super-spreaders of coronavirus in Africa. Kenyan authorities are mass testing truckers crossing the border. Finally, we look at how the lockdown in Morocco is increasing tensions between the Berber villagers and nomadic herders.
Zimbabwe's health system is being stretched even further by malaria outbreaks that have killed at least 131 people. Also, Burkina Faso and Ghana have started to ease coronavirus lockdown measures but the number of cases continue to rise in both countries and there are fears that the changes have come too early. And finally, in Gabon, masks are now compulsory but the majority of poeple still lack equipment and are struggling economically.
At least two people are killed and around 20 others are thought to be trapped below ground in a mining accident in Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, the world's mining elite gather in Cape Town for a top-flight industry conference. We hear more about the challenges facing the sector. And the very few Congolese World War II veterans still alive remember the sacrifices they made fighting for Belgium during the conflict. The former colonial ruler has been criticised for turning its back on African soldiers who battled shoulder to shoulder with the Belgians.