African news explained

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A look at the issues behind one of the stories making headlines on the African continent.

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The last edition: Tuesday 18 March 2014
US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship

US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship

US Navy Seals have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a Libyan port held by militias in the east of the country and escaped to sea.


Wednesday 11 September 2013
British Foreign Secretary William Hague addresses a media conference in Cape Town, 10 September 2013

Will Britain lift travel restrictions on South Africans?

The British Foreign Secretary William Hague has completed a visit to South Africa where he held bilateral talks with his South African counterpart, Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Tuesday 10 September 2013
TV satellites (in Cairo)

TV in Sub-Saharan Africa to go digital by 2015

Digital television will be coming to Africa by 2015. That's after recent negotiations between African countries, who've decided to switch over from traditional analogue TV signals.

Monday 09 September 2013
Kenyan broadcaster Joshua Arap Sang sits in the courtroom of the ICC in The Hague, 14 May, 2013

Kenyan radio host faces ICC trial on hate speech charges

A Kenyan radio host, Joshua arap Sang is to go on trial tomorrow at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.