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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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Washington, DC

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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 - June 24, 2022

6/24/2022
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:00:29:59

Africa News Tonight - June 24, 2022

6/24/2022
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:00:24:59

Africa News Tonight- Senegal Opposition Protest July Legislative Elections; WHO Debates Over Monkeypox Status - June 23, 2022

6/23/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: Senegal’s main opposition coalition Yewwi Askan Wi instigated a protest on Wednesday where supporters banged pots and pans in Dakar while highlighting dissatisfaction of next months scheduled legislative elections; World Health Organization officials are sitting down to decide on whether to declare monkeypox a global health emergency, a move which experts say was inspired by WHO’s response to the outbreak following how global aid agencies and governments...

Duration:00:29:59

Africa News Tonight- British PM Defends Rwanda Deal Amid $196 Million Africa Investment; Final S. Africa State Capture Report Released - June 23, 2022

6/23/2022
Coming up on Africa News Tonight: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the creation of Africa’s free-trade association and pledged that British International Investment would spend nearly $196 million into developing hydropower in Africa, including in Rwanda. Johnson also met with Rwandan President Paul Kagame to discuss the controversial asylum deal which both leaders continue defending regardless of rights groups calling it a violation of human rights; The final report on a...

Duration:00:24:59

Africa News Tonight - Namibia Police Reject S. Africa Ramaphosa Help Pleas; Rwanda DRC Continue M23 Tensions - June 22, 2022

6/22/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: Namibian police have reportedly denied helping South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as he fights corruption allegations triggered by former intelligence chief Arthur Fraser who alleged Namibian criminals stole $4,8 million in cash from Ramaphosa’s game ranch two years ago which was covered up by the Southern African nations leader because he came by the cash illegally; Tensions between neighboring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo remain high amid...

Duration:00:29:57

Africa News Tonight- IMF Concerned Over Africa Debt; Sudan Agrees to Troika Talks - June 22, 2022

6/22/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: The International Monetary Fund raises red flags over debt accumulated by African governments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and questions the continents’ ability to recover amid food and fuel shortages triggered by the Ukraine crisis. VOA speaks to IMF director to Africa, Abebe Selassie; Sudan’s military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has been pushed into agreeing to “troika” talks following the cutting of foreign aid to the northeast African nation which...

Duration:00:24:59

Africa News Tonight - U.N. Warns Hunger Looming Over Sudan; Islamist Militants Massacre 132 in Mali Mopti Region - June 21, 2022

6/21/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: United Nations officials warn that hunger is looming in Sudan where approximately a third of the northeast African nations’ population is already facing acute food insecurity, which coupled with conflict and climate change is pushing millions of people deeper into hunger and poverty; Mali’s military government says Islamist militants in the central Mopti region have massacred 132 civilians, an occurring which officials say is one of the deadliest attacks of...

Duration:00:29:57

Africa News Tonight - DRC Lumumba Remains Handed Over; Ukraine AU Support Over Russia War Unlikely - June 21, 2022

6/21/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: A ceremony is held to mark the symbolic hand over of the remains of DRC’s first Prime Minister Patrice Emery Lumumba to the late leaders’ children by Belgian authorities; Analysts argue Ukraine is unlikely to receive support from Africa in its bid to defeat neighboring Russia amid Moscow’s on-going “special military operation” and Kyiv’s leader Volodymyr Zelenskiyy addressing the African Union Monday.

Duration:00:24:59

Africa News Tonight – Ethiopia Ahmed Condemns Amhara Killings; Nigeria Kaduna Church Attack Kills Three - June 20, 2022

6/20/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has condemned the violent attack on Ahmara people which left over 200 dead in the eastern Oromia region allegedly by the rebel Oromo Liberation Army which denies responsibility; Nigerian officials in Kaduna state report another church killing which happened on Sunday in the West African nation resulting in the death of three people and several other abducted.

Duration:00:24:39

Africa News Tonight - June 17, 2022

6/17/2022
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:00:29:59

Africa News Tonight- Uganda Shifts Migration Services from DRC to Rwanda; UN Says Burkina Faso Massacre Survivors Need Urgent Aid - June 17, 2022

6/17/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: Uganda has been pushed to shift its immigration services close to its borders with Congo to the Chanika outpost on the Rwanda frontier due to the slowdown of business triggered by the M23 rebels taking over the city bordering city of Bunagana; United Nations officials say thousands of survivors of a recent Burkina Faso massacre need urgent humanitarian aid.

Duration:00:24:59

Africa News Tonight - Tanzania Maasai Evacuated From Ngorongoro; U.N. Reports 89,9 Million Displaced in 2021 - June 16, 2022

6/16/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: Tanzania began relocating the indigenous Maasai community from the Ngorongoro conservation reserve where they have lived for over a century arguing the growing Maasai population is a threat to wildlife habitat; United Nation’s Refugee Agency released their annual global trends report which states that in 2021 a record 83,9 million people were displaced from their homes by war, violence, persecution and human rights abuses.

Duration:00:29:57

Africa News Tonight – Tunisia UGTT Strike Disrupts Operations; WHO Procures Africa Monkeypox Vaccines - June 16, 2022

6/16/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: Tunisia’s main labor union UGTT brought the north African nation to a grinding halt after union members went on strike which impacted public transport and pushed flights to be cancelled; World Health Organization officials say the global aid agency is procuring thousands of monkeypox tests for Africa to ensure the continent has fair access to vaccines should the need arise.

Duration:00:24:58

Africa News Tonight - June 15, 2022

6/15/2022
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:00:29:58

Africa News Tonight – Britain Continues with Asylum Rwanda Deportation Plan; Nigeria Searches for Abuja Abducted Civilians - June 15, 2022

6/15/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: British officials are continuing with plans to organize more flights to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda regardless of a last-minute court judgement which pushed Boris Johnson’s government to ground the first plane which was already scheduled to take off; Nigerian authorities have launched a search for 17 abducted civilians in Abuja by armed men disguised as police, an event which analysts say the West African nation has experienced recently but rarely in the...

Duration:00:24:59

Africa News Tonight – Rwanda Authorities Ready for British Migrants; Ethiopia Ahmed Forms Tigray Peace Committee - June 14, 2022

6/14/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: Rwandan authorities say they are ready to welcome the first flight carrying British asylum seekers who are headed to the East African nation under the Migration and Economic Development Partnership; Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says a peace talks committee has been formed with the mandate of commencing and overseeing peace talks with Tigray forces following 18 months of war.

Duration:00:29:58

Africa News Tonight – Zimbabwe Journo Moyo Convicted; WFP Suspends S. Sudan Aid Program - June 14, 2022

6/14/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: Zimbabwean freelance journalist Jeffrey Moyo was convicted on Tuesday for breaching immigration laws by helping two New York Times journalists to enter the Southern African nation illegally; Global aid group, World Food Program said it has suspended its food assistance program in South Sudan resulting from a funding shortfall of $426 million which experts say will affect over 1,7 million South Sudanese.

Duration:00:24:59

Africa News Tonight – UN Slams Britain Rwanda Asylum Deal; Rebels Kill 100 in Burkina Faso - June 13, 2022

6/13/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: United Nations officials are slamming Britain for its agreement with Rwanda scheduled to commence tomorrow, arguing the asylum deal between the two nations sets a bad precedent and that there are better ways to address Britain’s refugee problem; Over 100 Burkina Faso civilians were killed in the village of Seytenga by extremist rebels in what experts say is one of the bloodiest clashes since January’s military coup.

Duration:00:29:58

Africa News Tonight - Rwanda Britain Immigration Deal Commences June 14; DRC M23 Seize Bunagana - June 13, 2022

6/13/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: The immigration deal between Rwanda and Britain is set to commence Tuesday amid failed blocking attempts by human rights groups but support from British and Rwandese officials; Democratic Republic of Congo officials say M23 militia seized Bunagana, a key border town with Rwanda, adding on-going accusations that Kigali is backing the militia group which is primarily Congolese Tutsi militia.

Duration:00:24:59

Africa News Tonight – Princess Marie-Esmeralda Excited for Belgium DRC Relations Improvement; Cameroon Chad Niger & Niger Operation Hailed - June 10, 2022

6/10/2022
Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: Princess Marie-Esmeralda, the great-grand-niece of Belgium’s King Leopold II is currently in the Democratic Republic of Congo where she said the Belgian king’s visit to the Central African nation could lead to a new relationship between the two nations; The joint security operation between Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria has been labeled a success by officials who say 4,500 civilians have been freed and over 800 militants have been killed since late March...

Duration:00:29:58