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Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics and the African diaspora.

Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics and the African diaspora.

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Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics and the African diaspora.

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English


Episodes

Africa News Tonight – Six Ugandan Medics Isolated for Ebola; Guinea Camara Trial Adjourned Until Next Week - September 29, 2022

9/29/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: Six Ugandan medics have been placed in isolation and are receiving treatment following contraction of Ebola after being exposed to the virus at a referral hospital in Mubende district, the epicenter of the outbreak in the East African nation. The trial of Guinea’s former military leader Moussa Dadis Camara, along with 10 other men which opened Wednesday for their links to the 2009 stadium massacre and mass rapes committed by security forces, has been...

Africa News Tonight – U.N. Hague Kabuga Trial Opens; Uganda's Museveni Rejects Restrictions Amid Ebola Outbreak - September 29, 2022

9/29/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: The Hague-based U.N. court Thursday opened the trial of Rwandan tycoon Felicien Kabuga who is facing genocide related charges, accused of being the main financier of Rwanda’s 1994 massacre that witnessed the death of over 800,000 people. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has assured his country that the Ebola outbreak in the East African nation is under control, saying no travel restrictions will be imposed.

Duration:00:24:55

Africa News Tonight – Guinea Camara Trial Starts; Nigeria Starts 2023 Campaigns - September 28, 2022

9/28/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: The trial of former Guinean President Moussa Dadis Camara and ten other individuals, who were implicated in a 2009 massacre that led to the death of over 150 people and 100 women raped, started in Conarky on Wednesday. Political campaigns started Wednesday ahead of Nigeria’s 2023 elections. The West African nation's Independent National Electoral Commission is urging political parties to ban hate speech from campaigns.

Duration:00:24:55

Africa News Tonight - September 27, 2022

9/27/2022
Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine show featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics, and the African diaspora.

Duration:00:24:54

Africa News Tonight – DRC Declares End of Latest Ebola Virus But Uganda Reports Outbreak; Economists Warn Pending South Africa Hardships - September 27, 2022

9/27/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry Tuesday declared the end of its latest Ebola virus outbreak in the eastern province of North Kivu. However, in neighboring Uganda, cases are increasing following confirmation of at least 18 cases and five deaths. Economists warn of pending economic hardships in South Africa following a recent central bank interest rate hike and ongoing electricity woes which are impacting the southern African nation's economy.

Duration:00:24:55

Africa News Tonight - September 26, 2022

9/26/2022
Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine show featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics, and the African diaspora.

Duration:00:24:55

Africa News Tonight - September 26, 2022

9/26/2022
Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine show featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics, and the African diaspora.

Duration:00:24:55

Africa News Tonight – Nigeria Buhari Promises Democratic 2023 Elections; Mozambique Terrorist Attacks on the Rise - September 23, 2022

9/23/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is committed to ensuring that the 2023 elections are free and fair; Mozambique conflict focused organizations report the Islamist militants known as Ahlu-Sunnah wal Jama’a are still growing strong and add, the extremist group is attacking areas in the southern African nation that were previously peaceful.

Duration:00:24:55

Africa News Tonight – Burkina Faso Damiba Addresses UNGA; Nigeria Authorities Call for Investment - September 23, 2022

9/23/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: The 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly continued Friday and Burkina Faso’s junta leader, Paul Henri Damiba was the first African leader to address the morning session during which he touched on a range of discussions, among them, terrorism in Africa and the January coup in his country; Nigerian finance authorities report a positive economic outlook in the west African nation ahead of the 2023 elections and urge investors to venture into...

Duration:00:24:54

Africa News Tonight - W.H.O. Reports Malawi Eliminates Trachoma; Cameroon Arrests Three Soldiers - September 22, 2022

9/22/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: World Health Organization officials report Malawi has become the first southern African nation but the fourth on the continent to eliminate trachoma; Cameroonian officials report the arrest of three soldiers for killing two unarmed women in a village in the west African nation’s northwest region.

Duration:00:24:55

Africa News Tonight – UN Guterres Calls Out Russia and US Over Nuclear Threats; U.N. Accuses Ethiopia of Tigray Violations - September 22, 2022

9/22/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: UN Secretary- General Antonio Guterres calls out Russian and US diplomats over talks regarding nuclear conflict, labelling it “totally unacceptable.” U.N. investigators accuse Ethiopia’s government of committing gross human rights violations in the Tigray region.

Duration:00:24:54

Africa News Tonight – Nigeria Schools Remain Closed Amid Kidnapping Surge; China Turns to Africa for Space Partnership - September 21, 2022

9/21/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: Over 600 Nigerian schools remain closed due to reported surges of kidnappings by armed gangs, which authorities say is worsening the West African nation's already high rate of out-of-school children; China continues its quest for influence in Africa, as the Asian powerhouse turns to the continent to partner in its space ambitions.

Duration:00:24:53

Africa News Tonight – U.S. Biden Addresses 77th UNGA Session; Tunisia Police Question Opposition Leader - September 21, 2022

9/21/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: U.S. President Joe Biden addressed the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly during which he condemned Russia for its military offensive against Ukraine and announced a $2.9 billion global food aid fund targeted towards easing the impact of the war in eastern Europe and climate change; Tunisian police authorities Wednesday questioned a top opposition leader for 12 hours over past engagements with Islamist militants.

Duration:00:24:55

Africa News Tonight – U.S. Officials Report Eritrea Troops in Ethiopia Tigray; UNGA Proceedings Continue - September 20, 2022

9/20/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: Top U.S. diplomat, Mike Hammer says Washington is aware of Eritrean troops that have crossed into Ethiopia’s Tigray region and adds, the Eritrean presence could inflame fighting in the region; World leaders continue addressing the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly and Senegal’s President and the head of the African Union, Macky Sall was the first African leader to speak during which he called for the removal of sanctions in Zimbabwe, a...

Duration:00:24:55

Africa News Tonight – World Leaders Address 77th UNGA; U.S. Bans Botswana Poultry Imports - September 20, 2022

9/20/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: World leaders, among them African heads of state, commenced addressing the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly and took turns raising issues of concern in the nations which range from armed conflict to climate change; U.S. officials announce the banning of poultry imports from Botswana due to an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on some poultry farms in the southern African nation.

Duration:00:24:55

Africa News Tonight - Egypt El-Sisi Criticized Over Asset Selling; Five Cameroon Catholic Priests, a Nun and Two Worshippers Abducted - September 19, 2022

9/19/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s administration is catching flak from critics who say the decision to sell public assets to Gulf countries is very risky and shows no long-term strategy to boost the north African nations economy; Cameroon has accused armed separatists of abducting five catholic priests, a nun and two worshippers from a church on the West African nations border with Nigeria.

Duration:00:24:55

Africa News Tonight – Britain Closes Queen Elizabeth II Chapter; Somalia Highlights New Anti- al-Shabab Strategies - September 19, 2022

9/19/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: Experts say Britain Monday will close its longest-serving monarch chapter amid the burial of Queen Elizabeth II, who led the British empire and the Commonwealth for approximately 70 years; Somalian President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says the Horn of Africa nation has discussed new strategies in Washington regarding fighting al-Shabab militants.

Duration:00:24:54

Africa News Tonight – Nigeria Commemorates Queen Elizabeth II; U.N. Announces $100 Million Aid Release - September 16, 2022

9/16/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: Nigeria pays tribute to Britain’s late Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II and add, the late leader has deep roots in the West African nation since independence in 1960; United Nations officials announce the release of $100 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund to aid millions of people who according to U.N officials are from the 11 forgotten emergencies.

Duration:00:24:55

Africa News Tonight-S. Africa Ramaphosa Meets U.S. Biden; Experts Report Increased Africa Terrorism Attacks Despite Europe, U.S. Assistance - September 16, 2022

9/16/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is Friday will meet U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House to continue an hour-long telephone chat that happened in April and according to South African sources, will focus on the AGOA program, the war in Ukraine and other issues; Experts report increased terrorism attacks in Africa, despite combatting efforts on the continent and assistance by Europe and the U.S. and add, scores of civilians and soldiers were...

Duration:00:24:53

Africa News Tonight – S. Africa Ramaphosa Scheduled to Meet U.S. Biden; Africa Health Experts Report COVID Still Threat - September 15, 2022

9/15/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden Friday during which sources from the Southern African nation say, talks will prioritize the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act which forges stronger ties between the U.S. and sub- Saharan Africa; Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat on the continent, and add, the agency is focused on increased vaccination...

Duration:00:24:55