The group warns that the actions of some firms are impairing the growth of the lychee industry in Madagascar, which is a "key source of income" for the country. "Most profits of the lucrative lychee trade between Madagascar and the EU are concentrated in the hands of a few powerful and politically-connected individuals – at the expense of tens of thousands of small-scale lychee producers and collectors who do not get their fair share, " said Ketakandriana Rafitoson, executive director of Transparency International Madagascar. The BBC has contacted the Madagascar government for comment but has not had a response.
The southern African nation of 19 million has the fourth highest percentage of people living in extreme poverty in the world. Copyright: CBCImage caption: Gilles Tchiana's account of his journey from Cameroon touched many CanadiansA clip from a Canadian television show is being widely shared on social media, showing Cameroonian entrepreneur Gilles Tchiana winning $60, 000 (£39, 000) in investment - 10 times the amount he originally bid for. The food manufacturer, whose company is based in the Canadian city of Toronto, also won the hearts of the investors by sharing his personal story of perseverance that led him from Cameroon to Italy and eventually to Canada. Tchiana won the investment on Dragon’s Den, a programme in which entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of investors called "Dragons" in order to win financial backing.
He was also famous on Instagram where he used to flaunt his vast wealth to his 2. 8 million followers, until he was arrested in Dubai in 2020, and his account shut down. On Twitter some people are showing real excitement: "Can't wait to see what 50 will give us on this! " one person said. Another said 50 Cent should "beat Nollywood to it". However, others have expressed discomfort, with one tweeter saying: "Why not look around you and do a series on something that speaks positively about us Nigerians, as there's so many around you and all over the world". Read more about Hushpuppi here. Richard KagoeBBC News, NairobiCopyright: BBCAt least four people have been killed and 10 others kidnapped near Beni city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A shopping centre in Kabasha town in the troubled North Kivu province was attacked by what is suspected to be members of rebel group, the Alliance Democratic Forces (ADF).
The global anti-corruption body alleges graft and fraud by French companies and citizens, and Malagasy organisations that export to the EU. "Transparency International conducted research into this opaque trade and found evidence of numerous potential infractions, including foreign bribery, unlawful agreements, tax fraud, laundering and concealment of such offences, " a statement said.
Mr Al-Hilu says his group “prefers unity” but warned that if Khartoum wants to maintain the old Sudan of “segregations” and “oppression” then “we will opt for independence”. The Nuba have been marginalised for decades. They have been killed, tortured, evicted from their land and forcibly converted to Islam.
It has sparked a debate online with some supporting the idea, but others opposing it, saying it makes Nigerians look bad. Posting on his Instagram page, 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, said he had to do it: "For my scammers I gotta do this one, Hushpuppy series coming soon! "The rapper has a history of producing TV shows, including the drama series Power, which first starting airing in 2014. Hushpuppi, whose real name is Ramon Abbas, is currently serving 11 years in a US jail for his role in an international fraud syndicate.
Jose TembeBBC News, MaputoCopyright: Getty ImagesImage caption: Lions have been killing and eating the cattle of villagersLions, which are thought to have escaped from a farm in Mozambique, are causing panic in the villages of Moamba in Maputo province. The lions have killed the livestock of villagers - something that hyenas have also been doing since the beginning of the year by killing goats and sheep in the dead of night. In the last 15 days alone, more than 20 cattle have been killed and eaten by the lions. Villagers are complaining that the authorities are not doing anything about it, and the lions could start attacking them. Emmanuel IgunzaBBC News, MalawiCopyright: Getty ImagesImage caption: Malawi has a long history with fuel shortage and crisisOpposition and activists groups in Malawi have called for fresh protests over a worsening fuel crisis and the rising cost of living. Over the last few weeks hundreds of people have been spending hours and days at petrol stations as they look for supplies.
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In May, the Malawian government devalued the local currency, the kwacha, by 25% to try and stabilise dwindling foreign currency reserves. But the move led to a sharp increase in inflation and the cost of food. Anger about the economic situation in the country has boiled over into the streets with protesters demanding President Lazarus Chakwera resigns. The government has asked for more time to resolve the crisis and says the president understands the frustration of people.
On Twitter, others condemned the notice as discriminatory and unacceptable. UNAids director Winnie Byanyima said it was "totally unacceptable and just ridiculous". Another Twitter user said it was "sad to see that institutions still front abusive policies". The university has since shared another notice asking students to ignore the poster demanding pregnancy tests, asking them to instead concentrate on their exams. Video contentVideo caption: Ebola outbreak in Uganda: Mubende, a district under lockdownThe BBC got rare access to Mubende, one of the two districts at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in Uganda. Copyright: AFPImage caption: Abdelaziz al-Hilu wants to see a secular SudanThere is a risk Sudan could split because the current military junta in charge of the country are “not ready for peaceful settlement” and want to stay in power, the leader of a military movement in the country has said.
The gunmen also torched the only health centre in this area of eastern DR Congo, looted properties and set fire to vehicles. This is the latest attack by suspected ADF rebels and has led to many residents fleeing, fearing more attacks. Residents who spoke to the BBC have accused the Congolese government of failing to do enough to protect them. This week the Congolese military launched an offensive against another group called M23 that had seized territory. In recent months more than 90, 000 people have been displaced following fighting between the army and M23 rebels. Read more: Why Kenya is sending troops to DR CongoCopyright: Getty ImagesImage caption: Lychee exports are an important part of Madagascar's economy, Transparency International saysCampaign group Transparency International has raised the alarm over the lychee trade in Madagascar, writing to authorities in France and the Indian Ocean island requesting "investigations into possible criminal actions by companies and individuals involved in the Malagasy lychee trade".
The leader of Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA-North), Abdelaziz al-Hilu, has told the BBC’s Newsday programme in a rare interview that his group will opt for independence if the government in Khartoum does not change. The SPLA-North is in control of a large swathe of land in the Nuba mountains in the country’s south, as well as part of Blue Nile in the south-east.
Catherine Kyobutungi, the executive director of African Population and Health Research Center, shared the notice on her Twitter page. She told the BBC that she had threatened to sue the university over the notice. Dr Kyobutungi described the move as colonial, with no justification in institutions of higher learning and an attempt to police women’s morality.
In October 2021, Sudan’s military took over the government alleging that the army acted to prevent a civil war because political groups had been inciting civilians against the security forces. The coup leader, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has previously said he remains committed to the transition to civilian rule. Read more about Sudan's military government here. Pumza Fihlani BBC News, JohannesburgCopyright: Getty ImagesImage caption: The workers are being offered below inflation wage risesHundreds of thousands of civil servants in South Africa have embarked on a nationwide strike over wages and working conditions. Local media have described it as the first major strike by public servants in the decade.
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Africa News - BBC NewsThomas NaadiBBC News, AccraCopyright: Getty ImagesImage caption: Ken Ofori Atta has faced calls to resignGhana’s parliament has set up an eight-member committee to investigate allegations of conflict of interest and incompetence against Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta. Speaker Alban Bagbin ruled that the committee will also provide Mr Atta and his lawyers an opportunity to respond to the allegations. The minority in Ghana’s parliament had moved a motion of censure to have the finance minister removed from office.
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