How a massacre of Algerians in Paris was covered up

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By Ahmed Rouaba BBC News "It was a miracle I was not thrown into the Seine," Algerian Hocine Hakem recalled about an infamous but little-known massacre in the French capital 60 years ago. Around 30,000 Algerians...

Matt Hancock’s United Nations role withdrawn

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Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock has had a job offer from the United Nations withdrawn. Mr Hancock announced this week that he had been given a role helping Africa's economy recover from Covid. The UN said...

Sudan: Protesters demand military coup as crisis deepens

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Opponents of Sudan's transition to democracy took to the streets of Khartoum on Saturday to call on the army to take control of the country. Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the presidential palace as the...

UK MP killing: Former Somali PM adviser’s son arrested

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The Newsroom BBC World Service The father of a man suspected of killing the British MP, Sir David Amess, says he has been traumatised by his son's arrest. Harbi Ali Kullane - a former adviser to...

Coastguard: Four migrants drown, 13 rescued off Algeria

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The Algerian coastguard recovered four bodies from the Mediterranean Sea and rescued 13 migrants after a boat capsized in its waters, the defense ministry said on Sunday. “Algerian coastguards and a rescue helicopter … saved...

Africa’s Iconic Architecture in 12 Buildings

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Africa’s contribution to the world of architecture is immense, but has received little recognition, until now. A massive effort by architects Adil Dalbai and Livingstone Mukasa has resulted in the publication of a seven-volume...

Art fair ‘1-54’ returns to London with galleries from Africa

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By Rédaction Africanews Twenty galleries from Africa are among 47 exhibitors at the '1-54' art fair holding this weekend in London. The contemporary African art fair opens its doors at London's Somerset House with a record...

Tunisian lawmaker detained over suspected tax fraud, money laundering

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 Agency A Tunisian court on Sunday ordered a lawmaker to be detained over suspected tax fraud and money laundering – the fourth parliamentarian to be taken into custody since President Kais Saied seized near-total control...

Western Sahara: Polisario Front leader vows attacks on Morocco will continue

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By Rédaction Africanews The leader of Western Sahara's Polisario Front Brahim Ghali says that the independence-seeking Saharawi army will continue attacking Moroccan positions in the disputed northwestern African territory unless a United Nations-appointed...

Nigeria: One year anniversary of #EndSARS protest movement

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By Rédaction Africanews It has now been one year since a youth-led mass protest movement against a hated police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), spilled over into wider anger and calls for better governance...

Macron condemns ‘unforgivable’ 1961 massacre of Algerians in Paris

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French President Emmanuel Macron has called a bloody crackdown on Algerian protesters by police in Paris 60 years ago an "unforgivable crime". On 17 October 1961, French police turned on Algerian demonstrators. Some were shot,...

Cape Verde heads to polls in general election

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Cape Verdeans are heading to the polls in their general election, with seven presidential candidates in the running. The two front-runners are Carlos Veiga and José Maria Neves - both of whom are former prime...

Ghanaian Artist Kwame Akoto-Bamfo Creates Haunting Sculptures of Slaves

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In memory of African ancestors who drowned as they were being transported across the Atlantic Ocean as slaves, his Ancestor Project portrays Africans who were imprisoned, kidnapped or coerced into slavery. According to BBC...

Africa’s Most Beautiful Lakes

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Located in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru is known for attracting a wide diversity of wildlife to its algae-packed waters, including lions, leopards, and swarms of feeding flamingos. Although rising water levels over the...