14 April 2022

Ghana: Gunmen have attacked Zacholi village (north-east), killed at least 8, injured some more, destroyed houses. Was it a terrorist attack? Police are investigating. “(T)he region faces security problems including armed robbery and communal tensions”. The attack also comes “barely a week after Ghana’s security minister said security alert levels had been increased due to the possibility of what he called ‘terrorist attacks’.”
BBC Africa Live 14 April 2022. 5:54

Mozambique: On 21st of April, ISS will be organising a panel that will discuss the reconstruction of Cabo Delgado. CSOs fear that the way it is planned will only “perpetuate the inequalities that are driving the insurgency”. How could a sustainable and peaceful development be initiated instead?

Gambia: Fabakary Tombong Jatta, an ally of former dictator Jammeh, has become the new parliamentary speaker – President Adama Barrow, having made a deal with Jammeh's Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), had nominated him.
BBC Africa Live 14 April 2022. 16:47

13 April 2022

Unintended pregnancies: With 91 per 1,000 women, Sub-Saharan Africa’s rate of unintended pregnancies is much higher than the global average (35 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 49). The article is about the drivers of such unintended pregnancies, such as poverty, lack of autonomy, low education attainment, lack of information about contraceptives, etc.

Ghana: Inflation has shot up to 19.4% in March, its highest level in almost a decade. Food prices have also increased by around 20%.
BBC Africa Live 13 April 2022. 11:49