18 October 2021

Zimbabwe: A UN Special Rapporteur is “to assess the impact of sanctions imposed on the country by the US and European Union” in 2002. President Mnangagwa maintains that the sanctions have crippled development, the EU and US maintain that they have had no impact on the economy.
BBC Africa Live 18 October 2021. 9:04

Gambia: Former dictator Yahya Jammeh on Saturday told his party, the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), that he is boss and that he does not approve of the alliance with President Adama Barrow’s National People's Party (NPP) for the upcoming elections. “But the APRC leadership in The Gambia does not agree” and says the alliance is still on.
BBC Africa Live 18 October 2021. 16:39

17 October 2021

Cape Verde: There are 7 candidates for today’s presidential elections. 2 former prime ministers have the best chances of winning: Carlos Veiga of the ruling centre-right Movement for Democracy party and José Maria Neves of the left-leaning African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde.
BBC Africa Latest Updates 17 October 2021. 10:13

Burkina Faso: An article about – mostly pictures of its opening ceremony yesterday – the 27th edition of Africa’s biggest film festival, the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Fespaco).