South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn in for Second Term; Coalition Government to Address National Challenges Amid Rising Public Criticism of MP Salaries

In a comprehensive update from EYE ON AFRICA by FRANCE 24 English, key developments across the African continent were discussed, including South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration for a second term amidst a coalition government— a first in 30 years. The episode also highlighted the pressing issue of MPs’ high salaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo against the backdrop of widespread poverty and famine. Furthermore, it delved into the escalating hunger crisis in Eastern DRC, exacerbated by conflict and displacement, with insights from Action Against Hunger on the dire situation. Additionally, the report touched upon the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community in Kenya, including the risk of attacks and legal battles for rights and recognition, and concluded with a glimpse into Morocco’s Cherry Festival, celebrating cultural heritage and natural beauty.

  • South African President Cyril Ramaphosa inaugurated for a second term, marking the ANC’s first coalition government in 30 years.
  • In the Democratic Republic of Congo, public criticism grows over MPs’ salaries, which are reportedly as high as $10,000 a month amid extreme poverty and famine conditions.
  • Eastern DRC faces an unprecedented hunger crisis, with over a million people displaced this year due to conflicts between the army and M23 militants.
  • Action Against Hunger reports a severe increase in malnutrition in Eastern DRC, with the situation exacerbated by conflict and displacement.
  • The LGBTQ+ community in Kenya faces risks of attack and legal challenges, with an increasing number of victims taking their cases to court.
  • Morocco celebrates the 100th edition of the Cherry Festival in Seu, highlighting the region’s cultural and natural beauty.

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