Elsewhere in Africa

Elsewhere on the continent,  Africa Correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish reports Zambian authorities have cancelled a concert  Congolese singing  star Kofi Olmide who was filmed kicking one of the woman dancers in his troops before a concert in Kenya. Child beggars are being taken off the street in Senegal’s capital Dakar. Many of them are sent out by […]

Morocco joining the African Union will be messy

It was such a bad tempered and bitter departure 32 years ago that it is hardly surprising the return, if it happens at all, will be messy. Morocco surprised many at the African Union summit in Kigali earlier this week, saying it wants to join the African Union The host, President Paul Kagame, was not […]

Italian navy experiences one of its busiest rescue days

More than 4 000 would-be refugees have been  rescued at sea in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis. Those saved in 22 separate operations by the Italian navy have been taken to the port of Caligari. Libyan-based people smugglers are taking advantage of calmer seas to sent desperate migrants north – […]