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Cartoon of the Week

Cartoon of the Week

"Cartoon of the Week" showcases one of our cartoonists from Africa making a comment on the news of the week.

Dossier Discussion

Abidjan or The Hague?
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Article: Abidjan or The Hague?

Article: Abidjan or The Hague?

Simone Gbagbo, the wife of the former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, is on trial in her home country. She is charged not only with acts prejudicial to the security of the state, but also with genocide. Meanwhile her husband is...

Kissing cops
Tanzania Tanzania Article: Kissing cops

Article: Kissing cops

Three police officers in Tanzania got the sack after a photo of two of them kissing, which was posted on social media, went viral. Asumba Mwasumbi and Veronic Mdeme were fired on the grounds of gross misconduct in the course...

Article: Laurent Gbagbo and the Ice Bucket Challenge

Ivorian cartoonist Roland Polman tries to imagine what would happen if the former president of his country, Laurent Gbagbo, were to participate in this summer's craze: the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge involves dumping...

Article: How to stop Ebola from spreading?

The Ebola virus continues to claim lives in West Africa. According to the latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 1,848 cases reported with 1,013 deaths. The countries in the region and the international...

South Sudan famine
South Sudan South Sudan Article: South Sudan famine

Article: South Sudan famine

According to a top UN official South Sudan is facing a "humanitarian catastrophe". A famine is looming with almost 4 million people facing food insecurity. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 50,000...

Article: Super Malala in Nigeria

This week, Malala Yousafza visited Nigeria in support of the school girls that were kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram three months ago, and their parents. The name Boko Haram is often translated as ‘Western education...

South Sudan's birthday cake
South Sudan South Sudan Article: South Sudan's birthday cake

Article: South Sudan's birthday cake

Today it’s three years ago that the world’s youngest country was born. After decades of struggle, during which an estimated 1.9 million people died, South Sudan broke away from Sudan to become independent. But peace didn’...

Foreigners in the DRC
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: Foreigners in the DRC

Article: Foreigners in the DRC

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo intends to count the number of foreigners living on its territory. There’s only one small problem though: the latest reliable demographic statistics are 30 years old. What’s...

Article: Meditating presidents

Never show a snoozing president on television. NTV, a Ugandan TV station learned that lesson the hard way, when it was banned from covering presidential events which it said showed Uganda President Yoweri Museveni dozing off in parliament.

Article: World Cup: Will Africa be taken seriously?

African teams have historically not fared well in the FIFA Football World Cup, with the continent's best ever performance being Cameroon's quarter-final exit in 1990. Just before the competition started, some people had written off...

Video highlights

My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper
For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa...
My Song: Facing the roaring lion
Yves Nzeyimana Kana, lead singer of Afro-rock band Trezzor from Rwanda,...