Eye on Africa

Kenyan police shoot dead two protesters in Bondo as banned protests continue

In today’s show: Kenyan police shoot dead two protesters and injure one after they allegedly storm a police station, and the death toll from a plague outbreak continues to rise in Madagascar. Finally, we take a look at female puppet-makers who challenge traditional thinking.


Kenyan police have shot dead two protesters and injured a third, after an alleged storming of a police station in the opposition stronghold of Bondo. Protests have continued there despite a government ban in three major cities.

With dozens dead from an outbreak of the plague in Madagascar, the Red Cross is deploying its first-ever plague treatment centre to the island nation.

And in Mali, women are quite literally pulling the strings; female puppet-makers are challenging traditional thinking which suggests that only men are up to the job.

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