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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.

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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...

African Chocolate Championship
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Article: A cocoa fantasy in Ivory Coast

Article: A cocoa fantasy in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast - the 'Cocoa Republic' - wasn't able to welcome the participants of the first African Chocolate Championship, due to lack of budget.

Article: Goodluck Jonathan beefs up security

After the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in north-eastern Nigeria on 14 April, President Goodluck Jonathan has a keener eye for security – perhaps not for schoolgirls or the country, but his own...

Article: International Day Against Homophobia

Today is International Day Against Homophobia. Every year on May 17, People around the world rally against the discrimination of gays and lesbians. The position of homosexuals worldwide is slowly getting better, but only recently Nigeria...

Article: Nigeria on the search for the Chibok schoolgirls

Over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from north-eastern Nigeria on 14 April have yet to be found. The leader of Boko Haram, the terrorist group claiming responsibility for the abduction, has since threatened to sell the girls, prompting the...

Article: World Press Freedom Day: it's for editors too

3 May marks World Press Freedom Day. In 1993, the UN General Assembly proclaimed this as a day on which to celebrate the principles of press freedom and the people behind it. This year, cartoonist Damien Glez duly notes one group of...

(Fully cartoon in body of article)
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: Want amnesty in the DRC? Get paper-pushing

Article: Want amnesty in the DRC? Get paper-pushing

A law on amnesty was recently put in place in the Demorcratic Republic of Congo. Its enactment means a possible halt to the prosecution of some people accused of participating in insurrectional movements. But in order to apply for amnesty...

Article: The Passion of the African Christ

Many Christians are concluding their observation of Holy Week, which culminates in Jesus' crucifixion and death. Cartoonist Damien Glez imagined what the scene might have looked like had it occurred in contemporary Africa. [media...

Video highlights

My Song: Dropping rhymes to promote girl power
At age 7, Congolese rapper Oracle was forced to leave her parental home in...
My Song: Patience Musa's road to self-discovery
After going through disappointing relationships with friends and business...
DRAGONS' DEN (BOKO HARAM EDITION)
Boko Haram's attacks across Nigeria continue relentlessly. Their brazen...