Africa Weekly: Tanzania's Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Prize in Literature
AFP, 08 Oct 2021
This week in Africa, Tanzania-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the Nobel Prize in literature, becoming the fifth African to win the accolade; a landmark announcement as the World Health Organization endorses the first vaccine against malaria, mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 400,000 people a year – most of them African children; the leader of Guinea's junta takes office as interim president, promising a return to civilian rule – but doesn’t give a timeline; Chad, also undergoing a transition, installs an interim parliament, though elections scheduled for 2022 seem a faint prospect; Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed starts his second term in office amid tensions with the UN over the expulsion of seven officials; Mali moves closer to a military partnership with Russia, which has delivered four military helicopters; And in Kenya, enthusiasts plot to expand the tiny yet old tradition of fly-fishing.
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