Was 2016 a bleak year for Africa?

Plagued by drought, famine, terrorist attacks and political shocks, the continent has faced many challenges in 2016.

Photo by: AP (Archive)
Photo by: AP (Archive)

Militant groups such as Boko Haram and Al Shabaab forced thousands of Africans to flee their homes.

Updated Dec 26, 2016

Africa witnessed many remarkable moments in 2016. But the continent also experienced trauma and loss. 

Thousands of refugees fled to Europe, with many dying on journeys across the Sahara. The militant groups Boko Haram and Al Shabaab had their scalps, whilst political crises surfaced in South Sudan, the Gambia and Uganda.

TRT World ’s Fidelis Mbah looks back at the events that are worth remembering.