Africa 54

May 14, 2021 12:30 PM
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On this edition of Africa 54, worshippers of Islam across Africa celebrate this year’s Eid al-Fitr amid a continuing pandemic and the devastation it has caused across the continent; A South African report into excess deaths over the past year suggests more than 133,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19, far more than the official tally of nearly 55,000; At least 17 African migrants drown in a shipwreck off Tunis as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.

A54 Sports: The Basketball Africa League tournament tips off on Sunday in Rwanda’s Kigali Arena. Tune into Africa 54 starting Monday for the latest highlights from the BAL game play from Kigali.