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Wednesday 23 April  
A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare
A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare

It’s not uncommon for poverty-stricken youth in rural Zimbabwe to find work as housemaids and gardeners in the city. While urban households thrive on the affordable services, these young domestic workers
Members of the White Army, a South Sudanese anti-government militia, attend a rally in Nasir on April 14, 2014.
Members of the White Army, a South Sudanese anti-government militia, attend a rally in Nasir on April 14, 2014.
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Juba, South Sudan
Juba, South Sudan

South Sudan dictates media coverage of conflict

“Don’t interview rebels,” South Sudan’s Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth told reporters. Press freedom is under fire in Africa’s youngest country, where a conflict between
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Article: Trauma still fresh for Rwanda's survivors of genocidal rape

Claudine Umuhoza’s son turned 19 this 1 April. And while he may be one of at least thousands of children who were conceived during the Rwandan genocide, he’s not officially classified as a survivor of it. But his mother is.

Article: Rwanda's reconciliation and press freedom: a work in progress

Our blogger in Kigali responds to recent media commentary on Rwanda's lack of civil and political development. By Sunny Ntayombya, Kigali

Article: Zimbabwe's urban farmers combat food insecurity - illegally

Residents in Bulawayo's high density urban suburbs have taken to farming vacant plots of land after last year's unexpected rains, thereby cushioning themselves against rising food costs and insecurity.

Article: Speak UP: Chop my money

They say money can’t buy you love. But in Nigeria, it can get you the flashy car, nice clothes and fancy meals that can be just as thrilling.

Article: Kenya's pastoralists show their green thumbs

For more than a decade Dima Wario from Rupa, a village in northern Kenya, escaped death and watched helplessly as many in his community died in a spate of natural disasters and fatal clashes over receding resources.

Article: Zimbabweans urged not to panic over changing South African permit laws

Zimbabweans in South Africa are being urged not to ‘panic’ over changes to work permit laws set to come into force later this year, with a leading refugee rights group saying it will engage the authorities on the way forward.

Article: Burundi's interethnic relations: a shift in perception

For Burundi's Hutus and Tutsis, past decades have been marked by civil wars and massacres. This antagonism has long made interethnic marriage almost impossible. But now a new generation is showing a change in perception…

Article: Boko Haram's take on Palm Sunday

A week before Easter marks Palm Sunday for Christians. On the holy day, churches often hand out palm leaves to their parishioners.

Video: PASTOR AZUIKE & MRS OBIBI

Naija's most extrovert evangelical preacher, Pastor Azuike, hits the streets of Lagos one last time. This time he visits the home of a Nigerian internet entrepreneur: Mrs Iheoma Obibi.

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AFRICAN UNION HOLIDAY RESORT
For many people, despite huge economic growth across the continent, the...
PASTOR AZUIKE & MRS OBIBI
Naija's most extrovert evangelical preacher, Pastor Azuike, hits the...
My Song: Kuku pleads for Goodluck Jonathan's compassion
Nigerian musician Kuku remembers watching news coverage of Occupy...