Read morenextKenya Airways missing $28m in forex paymentsCharles GitongaBBC News, NairobiKenya’s national airline has told the BBC the amount of money it is trying to repatriate from Ethiopia, Malawi and Nigeria is $28m (£24m). Kenya Airways Chief Executive Allan Kilavuka made the disclosure a day after the airline reported a loss of $82m in the first half of 2022. It is among the airlines unable to withdraw their earnings from the three African countries because of a foreign currency crisis. Foreign airlines are required to sell their services using local currency, which is later converted to US dollars and repatriated to the airline’s home country.
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.
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. "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.
“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.
A reminder of our wise words of the day:Quote Message: Money is very easy when it is coming from somebody else’s pocket. " from A Beti proverb from Cameroon sent by Gertrude Onana in London, the UK Click here to send us your African proverbs. And we leave you with this photo from South Africa of students competing at an inter-schools quiz competition in Cape Town:Copyright: EPATigray forces deny stealing WFP fuel in EthiopiaCopyright: AFPImage caption: Petrol is needed by the WFP to deliver life-saving food aid across TigrayThe authorities in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray have denied a UN allegation that its forces stole fuel from a World Food Programme (WFP) warehouse. WFP head David Beasley said it had happened on Wednesday, the day fighting broke out again following the humanitarian truce agreed in March between Tigrayan forces and the Ethiopian government.
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.
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. 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.
It was difficult but I knew deep down I was born a winner, ” the politician, who is in her late forties, told the BBC. “I never gave up hope that one day I would escape from the claws of poverty and succeed in life. ”House helps in Kenya are often underpaid and work for long hours in an unregulated industry. But her determination saw her through and she went back to school the next year - and then went on to fund her college education with proceeds from a small business. After becoming a successful businesswoman, Ms Mwangaza became interested in politics in 2013, running unsuccessfully for parliament. Four years later she was triumphant after being elected as county woman representative - a special seat aimed at increasing female representation in parliament.
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She has gone on to prove her political clout, by trouncing political bigwig Kiraitu Murungi, who was seeking a second term in office as governor. 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.
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%.
The region has been without basic services such as electricity, telecommunications and banking. Fighting resumed this week after months of calm following the humanitarian truce agreed in March between Tigrayan forces and the Ethiopian government. Hijab-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.
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. Kawira Mwangaza, who has just been sworn in as the new governor of Meru county, said it happened when she was aged around 14 because her family was poor. “I worked as a house help for almost a year.
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