The airline says it is relying on diplomatic talks led by the Kenyan authorities for the funds in Ethiopia, Malawi and Nigeria to be released. The International Air Transport Association (Iata) says up to $1bn is owed to airlines across Africa, which poses yet another risk to the aviation industry already hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Uganda on alert over DR Congo Ebola deathPatricia OyellaBBC News, KampalaUganda has put 21 districts that neighbour the Democratic Republic of Congo on high alert with intensified surveillance at border points after a 46-year-old woman died of Ebola in North Kivu province last week.
Africa Live: At least 15 dead in fresh DR Congo rebel attacks - BBC NewsLive Reporting Emmanuel Onyango and Evelyne MusambiAll times stated are UKHijab-wearing women 'facing discrimination' in EgyptBBC World ServiceCopyright: Getty ImagesImage caption: There are venues denying access to women wearing the hijabA BBC investigation has found evidence that some businesses in Egypt are discriminating against women wearing the hijab.
"This operation will ultimately contribute to expanding economic opportunity and social inclusion. Poor access to jobs and services is a major constraint on urban economic productivity, " she said. The population of Maputo metropolitan has grown rapidly and is expected to reach almost four million people by 2035. Remembering Uganda's controversial bush war generalPatience AtuhaireBBC News, KampalaCopyright: UPDFUganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has paid tribute to Gen Elly Tumwine, who has died aged 68, saying he “fired the first shot” in the revolution that brought him to power.
This fuel had recently been purchased by WFP and arrived just days before it was stolen, ” he said. But Tigray’s regional government called his comments “incendiary” and said it was taking back 600, 000 litres of fuel it had loaned to the WFP a few months ago. “It simply demanded that it be paid back in accordance with the agreement we had, ” its statement said. “The fuel will be used to run basic services, such as hospitals, clinics and other health facilities across Tigray that have been looted, and damaged by the invading forces.
At a joint news conference with his Algerian counterpart, Mr Macron announced that a joint Franco-Algerian commission of historians would be set up to study archives on French colonial rule in Algeria. This would include the bitter eight-year war that led to Algerian independence 60 years ago. Relations between the two countries have been fraught for decades. During his three day trip, Mr Macron is also keen to secure access to Algeria's huge stocks of untapped oil and gas, as Europe faces shortages because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
“We were counting on the international community to help open up the blockade and break the siege imposed on the people of Tigray. We need humanitarian aid for our people, we need medicines - we need everything for our people. If anything we are the last people to start fighting at this point in time, ” he told BBC Focus on Africa radio. Asked if he had a message for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, he replied: “He cannot fight his way out of the crisis…. He definitely risks the disintegration of the Ethiopian state. ”Mr Getachew said the Tigrayan government was happy to sit around a negotiating table as along as there was “unfettered humanitarian access” to Tigray and the constitutional status of Tigray was guaranteed. “Then the rest will be a question of give and take.
The streets have remained calm, although earlier on Wednesday police used tear gas to disperse pro-opposition youths in the capital, Luanda. Analysts say the results were likely to be closer than in previous elections, with many Angolans frustrated that only the elite has benefitted from the country's oil wealth. By Oluwashina OkelejiSports Writer, NigerianderPlayers and officials from Nigeria are seething after "horrible experience" travelling back from the Under-20 Women's World Cup. Read morenextFrom house help to governor in KenyaAnne NgugiBBC News SwahiliCopyright: BBCImage caption: Kawira Mwangaza now holds a powerful and influential job as a county governorOne of Kenya's seven recently elected female governors has revealed she dropped out of high school temporarily as a teenager to work as a domestic worker.
It added: "Around a third of the objects transferred will remain in Berlin on loan for an initial period of ten years and will be exhibited in the Humboldt Forum. "The Benin Bronzes consist of thousands of metal sculptures and ivory carvings seized from the West African kingdom of Benin - in what is today Edo State in southern Nigeria - by a British military force in 1897. Most ended up in European museums after being sold by businessmen and dealers. In April 2021, the German government said it wanted to give back hundreds of Benin Bronzes. More on this topic:A guide to Africa's 'looted treasures'Benin Bronzes: Nigeria dispute jeopardises return of artefactsWise words for Friday 26 August 2022Nearly complete results show the MPLA has won elections but Unita is likely to contest the results.
Germany to return hundreds of Nigeria’s Benin BronzesCopyright: AFPImage caption: In July Germany handed over two Benin BronzesGermany has signed an agreement to transfer ownership of 512 Benin Bronzes, hailed as the largest return of cultural artefacts looted from the continent in the 19th century. The agreement was signed between the Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage (SPK) and Nigeria's National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM). The first objects will be returned to Nigeria this year from the Ethnological Museum in Berlin, according to a statement by the foundation.
He was referring to a raid by National Resistance Army (NRA) rebels on a military barracks in 1981. An army statement added that Gen Tumwine, who joined the resistance in 1979, had also lost his eye in a battle during the five-year bush war and praised his “contribution to the revolution”. He was often pictured wearing dark sunglasses. The general, who had lung cancer, was airlifted to a hospital in Kenya’s capital Nairobi two weeks ago.
The World Bank has approved the equivalent of $250m (£211m) from the International Development Association for the country's first bus rapid transport system and other infrastructure projects. The funds will be used to improve road access to poor neighbourhoods. World Bank Director for Mozambique Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough said she was "delighted" to have achieved the milestone for Mozambicans.
It suggests a major property developer is refusing to sell holiday properties to families with women wearing the Islamic veil. An undercover reporter seeking to buy property from a prominent developer, La Vista, was turned down six times when he said his wife wore the hijab. But when he went to the office alone he was told there were properties available immediately. La Vista did not respond to the BBC’s requests for comment. The investigation also found venues that refuse entry to women wearing the veil. The Egyptian constitution bans discrimination based on sex, religion, race or class. More on this topic:Islamic veil: Why fewer women in North Africa are wearing itMacron urges ties with Algeria beyond 'painful' pastBBC World ServiceCopyright: AFPThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said during a visit to Algeria that the two countries should move beyond their painful shared history and look to the future.
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The conflict, which began in November 2020 in Tigray, has led to the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians and left millions in need of food aid and the region has been without basic services such as electricity, telecommunications and banking. Both sides have blamed each other for igniting the new clashes, which can be heard in the town of Kobo near Tigray’s border in Amhara region. One female resident of Kobo told the BBC: “The fighting is approximately 20km [12 miles] away from us. We are hearing sounds of heavy weaponry. It can still be heard. The war has been escalated. An additional defence force is entering the area. ’’Tigrayan spokesperson Getachew Reda accused the government of sending “rag-tag militias” to the front to provoke the fighting, saying hostilities were not in Tigray’s interests.
The health ministry said it would also consider vaccinating frontline workers. Uganda has had a number of Ebola outbreaks - the most deadly was 22 years ago when 224 people died of the haemorrhagic fever. Following the epidemic in West Africa between 2013 and 2016, when more than 11, 000 people died, several vaccines were trialled, which have since been successfully used to fight outbreaks in DR Congo. By Nomsa MasekoBBC News, JohannesburgA video shows a local official chastising a patient for crossing the border for treatment. Read morenextAngola's ruling party edges closer to victoryDavid BamfordBBC World Service NewsroomCopyright: AFPImage caption: The MPLA has been in power since independence in 1975Angola's governing party, the MPLA - in power since independence nearly 50 years ago - appears close to winning another term, as the counting of votes in Thursday's elections enter its final stages. The National Election Commission said President João Lourenço's party was holding on to its tally of more than 52%, with its long-time rivals, Unita, trailing with just under 43%.
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Her campaign drew large crowds as she would bring her husband Mwarega Baichu, a musician and producer, along to rallies where he would entertain supporters on his guitar. Copyright: BBCImage caption: Ms Mwangaza's husband Mwarega Baichu would entertain crowds with his guitarFemale politicians in Kenyan often experience sexism and bullying and very few hold elective positions. Read more:Taking on the sexist bullies to stand in Kenya's electionMozambique to get millions for new transportJose TembeBBC News, MaputoCopyright: BBCImage caption: The population in Maputo has grown rapidlyMozambique will receive funds to improve transport in the capital, Maputo.
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