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DW AfricaLink is packed with news, politics, culture and more — every weekday. From combating health issues and freedom of expression to finances, tolerance and environmental protection, we have it covered.

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DW AfricaLink is packed with news, politics, culture and more — every weekday. From combating health issues and freedom of expression to finances, tolerance and environmental protection, we have it covered.

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AfricaLink News: 23 July 2024

7/23/2024
+++ Uganda: dozens of people arrested during Kampala protest +++ Ethiopia: over 150 killed in landslides +++ US: Harris projected to clinch Democrat nomination +++

Duration:00:02:43

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What can youth protestors in Nigeria learn from other African youth protests?

7/22/2024
As Nigerians discuss holding nationwide demonstrations in August over the high costs of living and food prices, many wonder if the protests can force Nigeria's government to respond. And what can protestors learn from other movements in Africa? DW speaks to student activist Lindokuhle Patiwe from the University of Cape Town and Ibrahim Shatambaya from Usman Danfordiyo University in Nigeria.

Duration:00:26:39

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AfricaLink News: 22 July 2024

7/22/2024
+++ US: Reactions to Biden quitting presidential race +++ Israel orders south Gaza to evacuate +++ Uganda: Museveni cautions protestors are 'playing with fire' +++

Duration:00:03:17

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International remittances - a blessing or curse?

7/19/2024
Nigerians lead the African diaspora in sending money back home. But is this improving the lives of citizens and impacting the economy? Join DW's Eddy Micah as he explores these questions with global remittances expert Raynor de Best of Statista and DW correspondent Mirriam Kaliza in Malawi. Additionally, Nigerian Sa'id Sa'ad Abubakar, who lives in Germany, shares his perspective.

Duration:00:28:43

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AfricaLink News: 19 July 2024

7/19/2024
Russia: court sentences US journalist to 16 years in prison +++ Global IT crash caused by antivirus update +++ France: Champagne producers forecast smaller harvest amid decline in demand

Duration:00:02:40

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AfricaLink News: 18 July 2024

7/18/2024
Ursula von der Leyen re-elected as European Commission President +++ US President Biden contracts COVID-19 +++ South Africa: $1 billion loan for Transnet by African Development Bank

Duration:00:02:44

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Is Mandela Day a celebration of a fading legacy?

7/18/2024
Each year, the legacy of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is celebrated on July 18th in South Africa. But what is the relevance of his legacy in South Africa today, which is one of the world's most unequal nations in the world? Analyst Lesiba Teffo and DW correspondent Maxwell Suuk discuss these issues, alongside insights from a young South African who is striving to embody Mandela's ideals.

Duration:00:28:31

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Africalink 17.07.2024 News - MP3-Stereo

7/17/2024
Lawyers in Guinea strike over junta's crackdown on dissent +++ Anti-government protesters in Kenya are still demanding the resignation of President Ruto +++ UK to replace Rwanda deportation plan with a new border security command

Duration:00:03:27

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Are we seeing the end of ECOWAS?

7/17/2024
Hopes were high for positive change when Nigerian President Bola Tinubu was first elected to chair the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in July 2023. Instead, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali have exited the bloc. Can ECOWAS withstand the turmoil? Eddy Micah talks to security analysts Fidel Amakye Owusu and Saani Adib, and DW correspondent Thuso Khumalo in South Africa.

Duration:00:27:06

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AfricaLink News: 16 July 2024

7/16/2024
Veteran leader Paul Kagame looks set to secure a fourth term +++ Former US President Donald Trump makes his first public appearance following assassination attempt +++ Ivory Coast has started rolling out a new malaria vaccine for children

Duration:00:02:23

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Cameroon’s local election chronicles: democracy or deception?

7/16/2024
The Cameroonian government has postponed the 2025 parliamentary and municipal elections to 2026, sparking intense debate. In this podcast, we contrast how postponing elections has affected citizens in Cameroon and Senegal. Josey Mahachi interviews Bassirou Diomaye Faye of Maurice Kamto's MRC party, opposition lawyer Tamfu Richard, and DW's West Africa correspondent Bram Posthumus.

Duration:00:28:48

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AfricaLink News: 15 July 2024

7/15/2024
Gambia lawmakers vote to uphold 2015 ban on FGM +++ Suspected serial killer arrested in Kenya +++ Rwanda holds general election +++ Trump assasination bid: President Biden urges citizens to 'cool down' their rhetoric +++ Deadly bombing in Mogadishu

Duration:00:02:50

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Have Africa's content creators struck gold or a bubble?

7/15/2024
Africa's youth are flocking to content creation, with platforms like Meta recently enabling monetization for Nigeria and Ghana. But is this a sustainable path to wealth, or a fleeting trend?Josey Mahachi talks with blogger Ameyaw Debrah and Nigerian content creator Favour Ubanyi. And, Cai Nebe talks to observer Nfor Hanson Nchanji about what unregulated influencers could mean for African media.

Duration:00:26:59

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Rwanda's 2024 Election - What's at stake?

7/12/2024
Rwandans head to the polls 30 years after the 1994 genocide. But the election run-up has already been fraught with criticism that President Paul Kagame is too powerful, and that the vote is a 'show election.' Josey Mahachi talks to Phil Clark, a professor of international politics at University of London, DW correspondent Alex Ngarambe in Rwanda, and Martin Oloo, a Nairobi-based political analyst.

Duration:00:27:03

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AfricaLink News: 12 July 2024

7/12/2024
Nigeria: several deaths in school collapse +++ Kenya: widespread rejection of cabinet dismissal +++ US: further gaffes cost Biden credibility +++ DRC: M23 carry out attacks during two-week truce

Duration:00:03:18

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Nnamdi Kanu's release: Is the Nigerian justice system at a crossroads?

7/11/2024
In Nigeria, calls for the release of Nnamdi Kanu have intensified, with leaders arguing his imprisonment is causing unrest in southern Nigeria. It presents an interplay of human rights, stability, and legal considerations. Josey Mahachi talks to security analyst Kabiru Adamu, DW correspondent Olisa Chukwumah in Nigeria, and Capo Daniel, Capo Daniel, an Ambazonian seperatist advocate in Cameroon.

Duration:00:28:52

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Can Somalia contain al-Shabab after AU troops leave?

7/10/2024
African Union troops are pulling out of Somalia after more than a decade of battling insurgency and fostering fragile peace. What does this mean for country? Josey Mahachi talks to Mohamed Sheikh Nor, a Somali journalist, and Samira Gaid, a security analyst in Kenya. And, Henry-Pacifique Mayala explains what the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo might mean.

Duration:00:27:00

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AfricaLink News: 10 July 2024

7/10/2024
Libya: UN discovers mass grave for migrants +++ Mali: ECOWAS withdrawal irreversible +++ Kenya: Officers linked to protesters' abductions will be prosecuted

Duration:00:03:08

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AfricaLink News: 09 July 2024

7/9/2024
Algeria: 14 people found dead in Sahara Desert +++ Trial of doomsday cult leader starts in Kenya +++ Tourist from Spain trampled to death by elephants

Duration:00:02:41

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What does independence really mean in Africa today?

7/9/2024
Independence evokes profound emotions across Africa. Yet rarely has it delivered on the jubilation from an economic and development standpoint. Cai Nebe talks to James Boboya, a political analyst, and DW correspondent Mirriam Kaliza in Malawi. Dr Juste Codjo, a security studies analyst, explains why Reunion, an island off the coast of southern Africa, is an overseas territory of France.

Duration:00:28:37