Africa today at a glance

Thursday November 8 2018

The half-face portrait of a buffalo by Damba Musoke


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DRC opposition in Switzerland

The Democratic Republic of Congo opposition party leaders meet in Geneva, Switzerland to pick joint presidential candidate for upcoming polls.

Cameroon journalist detained

The Head of English news and a presenter for the privately owned Equinoxe television and radio station Mimi Mefo transferred to the dreaded New Bell prison in Cameroon's commercial capital Douala.

Algerian reporters' trial

Two jailed Algerian journalists go on trial for defamation and invasion of privacy.

Tanzania releases pair

Authorities in Tanzania release release Angela Quintal, Africa programme coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), and Muthoki Mumo, CPJ's sub-Saharan Africa representative, and return their passports.

Festival in Burkina Faso

The World Music and African Art Festival opens in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Botswana buffaloes drown

Questions as 400 buffaloes die in Botswana mass drowning.