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Daybreak Africa is a 30-minute breakfast show looks at the latest developments on the continent and provides in-depth interviews, and reports from VOA correspondents.

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Daybreak Africa is a 30-minute breakfast show looks at the latest developments on the continent and provides in-depth interviews, and reports from VOA correspondents.

    Daybreak Africa: US President Biden urges unity after Trump’s assassination attempt - July 15, 2024

    Daybreak Africa: US President Biden urges unity after Trump’s assassination attempt - July 15, 2024

    On Daybreak Africa: President Biden calls for national unity in the wake of the attempted assassination of former President Trump. Plus, Africans react to the attempted assassination on former President Trump. Democratic Republic of Congo says it will not require the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers from its North Kivu province. Most Rwandans will begin voting today Monday in presidential and parliamentary elections. For this and more tune to Daybreak Africa!

    • 25 min
    Rwanda’s President Kagame favored to win fourth term as diasporas vote - July 15, 2024

    Rwanda’s President Kagame favored to win fourth term as diasporas vote - July 15, 2024

    Most Rwandans will begin voting Monday in presidential and parliamentary elections. President Paul Kagame, who has ruled the country since 2000, is seeking another term. He is being challenged by only two candidates. Several other candidates, including two prominent females, were denied the right to participate. Campaigning ended on Saturday, and Diaspora Rwandans voted yesterday Sunday. Arthur Asiimwe, deputy chief of mission at the Rwandan Embassy in Washington, DC, tells VOA’s James Butty, those with dual citizenship are allowed to vote.

    • 2 min
    Rwanda’s exiled opposition chief claims poll results are ‘predetermined’ - July 15, 2024

    Rwanda’s exiled opposition chief claims poll results are ‘predetermined’ - July 15, 2024

    Most Rwandans will begin voting Monday in presidential and parliamentary elections. President Paul Kagame, who has ruled the country since 2000, is seeking another term. He is being challenged by only two candidates. Several other candidates, including two prominent females, were denied the right to participate. Campaigning ended on Saturday, and diaspora Rwandans voted yesterday Sunday. Sixbert Musangamfura, secretary general of Ishakwe Rwanda Freedom Movement opposition party in exile, tells VOA’s James Butty, he did not vote because in his view, the results are predetermined.

    • 2 min
    DRC reverses call for UN peacekeepers exit in North Kivu - July 15, 2024

    DRC reverses call for UN peacekeepers exit in North Kivu - July 15, 2024

    The Democratic Republic of Congo says it will not require the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers from its North Kivu province due to the presence of Rwandan forces and Rwanda-backed M23 rebels. The French News Agency (AFP) quotes the country’s foreign minister as saying the situation in the east of the country was not conducive for a troop pullout. Reporter Al Katanty Sabiti Djaffar in the eastern DRC city of Goma, tells VOA's James Butty, local people do not approve of an extended stay for the peacekeepers.

    • 2 min
    Daybreak Africa: Botswana steps in as regional troops exit Mozambique’s insurgency battles - July 12, 2024

    Daybreak Africa: Botswana steps in as regional troops exit Mozambique’s insurgency battles - July 12, 2024

    On Daybreak Africa: Botswana pledges continued support for Mozambique after the withdrawal of regional troops. Plus, A Kenya opposition leader says President Ruto’s sacking of his entire cabinet is too little and too late. UN agencies worry about the high number of cases of pregnancy and HIV among African adolescents. An ECOWAS court says Nigerian authorities violated the rights of protesters in 2020. Millions still face inequality as the international community marks World Population Day. For this and more tune to Daybreak Africa!

    • 30 min
    ECOWAS court finds Nigeria guilty of violating rights of SARS protesters - July 12, 2024

    ECOWAS court finds Nigeria guilty of violating rights of SARS protesters - July 12, 2024

    A regional African court has ruled that Nigerian authorities violated the rights of protesters during mass demonstrations against police brutality in 2020. The protests, dubbed End SARS, called for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad after allegations of torture, extortion and extrajudicial killings. Timothy Obiezu reports from Abuja

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