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Thursday 17 April  
Congolese singer Mista Poa
Congolese singer Mista Poa

My Song: Mista Poa's dreams for a better DR Congo

Eastern DRC has long been wrought by armed conflicts, killing and displacing hundreds of thousands since the late 1990s. Why? Congolese singer Mista Poa points to ethnicity, suggesting it’s caused even
Claudine Umuhoza
Claudine Umuhoza
Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

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
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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.

Article: Landmines kill hundreds of villagers in Zimbabwe

Landmines have killed and maimed hundreds of Zimbabweans as inadequate resources and a lack of political will continue to hamper demining efforts. By Nomalanga Moyo, as published by our partner SW Radio

Article: African youth don't fancy unglamorous farming

Ketsela Negatu is the son of an Ethiopian goat farmer living close to the country's capital, Addis Ababa, who refuses to follow in his father's footsteps.

Article: Two decades after genocide: which way have you gone, Rwanda?

Twenty years ago, the downing of the plane of the president of Rwanda catalyzed the horrific events that have become known as the Rwandan genocide.

Article: Mali: Big leap in confidence in country's future

The return of democracy and peace to a large part of Mali has generated a complete turnaround in public confidence in the country's future, according to a new opinion survey by Afrobarometer.

Article: Speak UP! Shisha swag in Kampala

Shisha smoking shows a new type of swag in Uganda. Ask young Kampalans who can often be found smoking this tobacco product, also known as hookah, during an evening with friends.

Article: Interview: The Mozambican bishop who smashed guns at the altar

The longest-serving Anglican bishop in the world, Bishop Dinis Sengulane of Lebombo, a church diocese which covers southern Mozambique, is to retire after nearly four decades ministry in that country.

Article: Freedom of expression in Rwanda 20 years after the genocide

Rwandan media reflects less diversity of thought than ever, according to this opinion piece. By Steve Terrill, Kampala

Article: Young Rwandan poet with a message of courage and hope

Sixteen-year-old Annick Gikundiro from Kigali writes poetry and gives readings to bring a message of courage and hope to young Rwandans.

Article: What do Rwandans see when they look in the mirror?

Cartoonist Glez reflects on the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, in which hundreds of thousands (some say a million) Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered by members of the Hutu majority. ​  Who is Glez?