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Daybreak Africa is a 30-minute breakfast show looks at the latest developments on the continent and provides in-depth interviews, and reports from VOA correspondents.

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Daybreak Africa is a 30-minute breakfast show looks at the latest developments on the continent and provides in-depth interviews, and reports from VOA correspondents.

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English


Episodes

Daybreak Africa – South Sudan Deploys Military for Pope Francis Visit & More - February 03, 2023

2/2/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Authorities in South Sudan Friday said joint security forces were deployed in Juba to ensure that there is law and order across the capital city, ahead of the visit by Pope Francis. Plus, Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission reports an attack on its offices in southeast Anambra state on Wednesday. For this and more, stay tuned to Daybreak Africa.

Duration:00:29:59

Daybreak Africa – South Sudan Prepared to Host Pope Francis & More - February 02, 2023

2/1/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Authorities in South Sudan say they are ready to host Pope Francis, who is presently in the Democratic Republic of Congo but is scheduled to visit the East African nation on Friday. There, he will meet with authorities, religious leaders and locals who were displaced from their homes because of the unrest in the nation. Plus, Zimbabwean authorities say they plan to build “Zim Cyber City,” a modern city expected to cost approximately $60 billion and will replace the...

Duration:00:25:00

Daybreak Africa – Pope Francis Urged to Bring Peace in DRC, South Sudan & More - February 01, 2023

1/31/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Human rights group Amnesty International is calling on Pope Francis to publicly urge leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan to end conflict in their nations and achieve justice for victims. Plus, labor activists in Malawi have expressed dissatisfaction in a recent government move to sack over 4,000 workers that are part of the national state-funded Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation. For this and more, stay tuned to VOA's Daybreak...

Duration:00:25:00

Daybreak Africa – DRC Clean for Pope Francis Visit & More - January 31, 2023

1/30/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Tuesday said they are ready to welcome Pope Francis who departed Rome earlier on to start his two-country visit in Africa which will start in the Central African nation and wrap up in South Sudan after traveling to the East African nation on Friday, AND Liberian President George Weah Monday announced that he will re-running for president. For this and more, stay tuned to VOA's Daybreak Africa !

Duration:00:25:00

Daybreak Africa – DRC Ready for Pope Francis Visit & More - January 30, 2023

1/29/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Millions of Catholics in the Democratic Republic of Congo have expressed excitement over Pope Francis’s visit to the central African nation, which is set to start Tuesday, AND Nigeria’s Central Bank announced an extension of the deadline to swap the old currency notes for the new ones. For this and more, stay tuned to VOA's Daybreak Africa !

Duration:00:25:00

Daybreak Africa: M23 Rebels Defend Eastern DRC Attack & More - January 27, 2023

1/26/2023
On Daybreak Africa: M23 rebels recently launched an offensive in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where over 450 people were displaced in Kitshanga, a development that officials of the rebel group say is a reaction to the international community playing lip service while a “genocide” is committed against Congolese Tutsis by the central African nation’s military and its FDLR rebel allies. For this and more, listen to VOA's Daybreak Africa !

Duration:00:29:59

Daybreak Africa – African Leaders Call for Increased Food Production & More - January 26, 2023

1/25/2023
On Daybreak Africa: African leaders in attendance of the second Dakar Summit on Agriculture which is being held in Senegal, are calling on their peers to minimize food imports and prioritize food production on the continent. For this and more, stay tuned to VOA's Daybreak Africa !

Duration:00:25:00

Daybreak Africa – Kenya Former IEBC Chairman Speaks on Bribe Allegations & More - January 25, 2023

1/24/2023
On Daybreak Africa: The former chairperson of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission [IEBC], Wafula Chebukati, alleges that he was offered a bribe by the opposition Azimio la Umoja to alter the results of the 2022 presidential race. For this and more, stay tuned to VOA’s Daybreak Africa!

Duration:00:25:00

Daybreak Africa – Kenya Odinga Calls for President Ruto’s Resignation & More - January 24, 2023

1/23/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Veteran Kenyan opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga insists that President William Ruto is an illegitimate leader and argues that the east African nation’s electoral body manipulated the outcome of the 2022 elections. For this and more, listen to VOA's Daybreak Africa !

Duration:00:25:00

Daybreak Africa – Somalia Mogadishu Bombed & More - January 23, 2023

1/22/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Somalia’s capital Mogadishu witnessed a series of bomb explosions on Sunday afternoon which was followed by gunfire and a claim by al-Shabab militants who said they have entered the mayor’s office. For this and more, listen to VOA's Daybreak Africa !

Duration:00:25:00

Daybreak Africa – US Treasury Secretary Starts Africa Visit & More - January 20, 2023

1/19/2023
On Daybreak Africa: US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Friday starts her three-country tour in Africa which is set to start in Senegal and later visit Zambia and wraps up in South Africa. A group of ethnic Tutsi’s recently took to Kenya’s capital Nairobi to call on President William Ruto’s administration to repatriate them back to the Democratic Republic of Congo after they fled the Central African nation years ago, however President Felix Tshisekedi’s administration insists that the...

Duration:00:29:59

Daybreak Africa – Malawi Chakwera Sacks Prosecution Director & More - January 19, 2023

1/18/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera Thursday fired the national director of public prosecution, Steven Kayuni for allegedly abusing his office to avenge what the Southern African nations leader saw as a personal grudge. Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they stand by sentiments echoed by President Felix Tshisekedi who earlier this week said peace in the eastern region of his nation rests with Rwanda after accusing President Paul Kagame’s administration...

Duration:00:25:00

Daybreak Africa – Kenya Ruto Unpacks IEBC Elections Plot & More - January 18, 2023

1/17/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Kenyan President William Ruto Wednesday said the “highest” office approved a plan to abduct and kill the chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Wafula Chebukati, during the 2022 general elections. Ethiopia’s Chief of Justice Meaza Ashenafi and her deputy Solomon Areda stepped down from their posts Tuesday due to what analysts speculate was a disagreement with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed over the power of the police.

Duration:00:24:59

Daybreak Africa – Malawi Reopens Schools & More - January 17, 2023

1/16/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Malawian health authorities Tuesday announced that primary and secondary schools in Blantyre and Lilongwe reopened Tuesday after delays due to rising cholera cases in the two cities. Kenya’s outgoing chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Wafula Chebukati, Tuesday unveiled a post-election evaluation report which concluded with him calling on President William Ruto to launch a public investigation into attempts to undermine the independence of...

Duration:00:24:59

Daybreak Africa – Zimbabwe Opposition Worried Over Election Fairness & More - January 16, 2023

1/15/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Zimbabwe’s main opposition Citizens Coalition for Change says the pre-election environment in the southern African nation is indicating that the 2023 ballot will not be democratic. Nigeria’s Catholic bishop of the Sokoto Diocese Monday emphasized the importance of the upcoming Feb. 25 elections and said registered voters cannot afford to sit on the fence.

Duration:00:24:59

Daybreak Africa – Rwanda Stands Ground on DRC Refugees & More - January 13, 2023

1/13/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Rwandan authorities insist that the East African nation welcomes refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo that are fleeing insecurity, persecution and violence. But they are also calling on the international community to take responsibility to find a durable solution to “this forgotten group of refugees from the DRC.” Global human rights organization, Human Rights Watch, has called on all African nations to address widespread displacement, killings and other abuses...

Duration:00:24:57

Daybreak Africa - January 13, 2023

1/12/2023
Each morning, Daybreak Africa looks at the latest developments on the continent, starting with headline news and providing in-depth interviews, reports from VOA correspondents, sports news as well as listener comments.

Duration:00:29:59

Daybreak Africa – Uganda Declared Ebola Free & More - January 12, 2023

1/11/2023
On Daybreak Africa: World Health Organization authorities Wednesday declared Uganda free of the Ebolavirus after the East African nation went 42 days with zero infections but recorded a total of 55 deaths over a period of four months. Ethiopian federal forces report that their former rival Tigray forces have started handing over their weapons as part of the African Union led peace deal which is focused on ending the two-year civil war in the region.

Duration:00:24:58

Daybreak Africa – Uganda Constitutional Court Outlaws Computer Misuse Law & More - January 11, 2023

1/10/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Ugandan journalists and human rights groups welcome a recent Constitutional Court ruling that outlaws the section of the country’s Computer Misuse Law and pertains to the use of electronic devices to deliberately disturb the peace of others. Authorities in Botswana Wednesday announced that they have lost a sixth soldier in the fight against militant insurgents in Mozambique and added that one soldier died in combat while two were killed in a “freak accident.”

Duration:00:24:59

Daybreak Africa – Gabon Appoints Female VP & More - January 10, 2023

1/9/2023
On Daybreak Africa: Gabon’s first female Prime Minister, Rose Christian Ossouka Raponda,, Monday made history again by becoming the first female vice president in the Central African nation after she was appointed by President Ali Bongo Odinga. International rights group Amnesty International has called for an independent investigation into an alleged assault of people believed to supporters of the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change in Zimbabwe, following a recent viral video...

Duration:00:24:58