Africa today at a glance

Monday November 19 2018

Nigerian 2019 presidential contender Atiku

Nigerian 2019 presidential contender Atiku Abubakar. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Nigeria poll campaigns

Nigeria main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar launches campaign for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections.

Migrants in Libya

Dozens of increasingly desperate migrants rescued by a cargo ship in the Mediterranean refuse to leave after it docked in a Libyan port.

Malaria report launch

The World Health Organisation (WHO) launches the malaria report in the Mozambican capital Maputo.


Activists on trial

Six anti-corruption activists appear in court in Lusaka, Zambia facing charges over protest.

Mali remember coup

Mali marks 50th anniversary of coup headed by Moussa Traore.

Mauritania in Afcon

Mauritania qualify for an Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time in their history with a 2-1 win over Botswana in Nouakchott.