The worst peacetime disaster at sea happened ten years ago this month. On 26 September 2002, an old ship called MV Le Joola left the southern Senegalese city of Ziguinchor. But it never reached its destination Dakar. It perished off the Gambian coast in very rough weather. Almost 1,900 people lost their lives. How is Senegal remembering this disaster? Have lessons been learned? We have a report by our West Africa correspondent Bram Posthumus.
There is still a massive divide between the Movement for democratic Change (MDC) and President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU PF. The two parties remain at the centre Zimbabwe’s political life. But, ironically, they also begin to look like each other. RNW producer, Hélène Michaud takes a close look at the country’s deepening political malaise.
Although Africa is still lacking behind when it comes to smartphones, compared to other parts of the world, that doesn’t necessarily mean that African ‘techies’ are sitting still. Jonathan Gosier of the organization Apps 4 Africa is one them and he is bringing the best app developers of Africa together…
Today we not only bring you music, but a whole concert. Get ready to enjoy the musical explosion of Kenyan artist Makadem, who teamed up with a group of Cuban artists. He discovered that the Benga music, he is so familiar with, knows no borders.
Below is a YouTube clip featuring Makadem on Danish TV: