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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.

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. The practice commemorates the Biblical account of Jesus’ followers throwing palm leaves in his path as...

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...

Article: A dubious arrival for African leaders at the EU-Africa Summit

The fourth European Union-Africa Summit is scheduled to take place on 2 and 3 April in Brussels. Peace, security, investment, climate change and migration are all on the agenda. That is, if the event takes place…

Article: Nuclear Security Summit 2014: what's in it for Africa?

On 24 and 25 March, leaders of 53 countries will unite for the Nuclear Security Summit 2014. The event's stated aim is to reduce the risk of nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists. French President François...

Article: A missed point in the Katanga verdict

Guilty of murder and directing attacks on civilians but not of sexual violence or the use of child soldiers. That was the verdict the International Criminal Court delivered two Fridays ago in the case of Congolese militiaman Germain...

Article: Inspiring change this International Women's Day

8 March marks International Women's Day. According to the UN, an official women's day began being recognized in the early 1900s in North America and Europe, though the UN began celebrating it on this date...

Article: Laurent Gbabgo, 2015 presidential hopeful?

Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara was in Paris for much of last month for surgery related to sciatica. He’s due back home on Sunday. In the meantime, the eighth special convention of the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), the political...

Cartoon of the week
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: A death of a journalist

Article: A death of a journalist

Last week, radio journalist Germain Kennedy Muliwavyo (30) was killed in an ambush while covering military operations of government forces in eastern Congo. He was shot in the head and stomach. Two other journalists were injured. The...

Article: Ocampo's thoughts on Syria at the ICC

This past week Luis Moreno Ocampo was splashed across Kenyan media, following an interview conducted by RNW for The Hague Trials Kenya. In what was his first media interview since leaving his position as the ICC’s first chief...

Article: Mugabe's warm welcome for first Zimbabwean Olympic skier

For the first time ever, Zimbabweans will be represented in the Winter Olympics. This is thanks to Luke Steyn, a 20-year-old Alpine skier who war born in Harare and grew up in Switzerland. 

Video highlights

For many people, despite huge economic growth across the continent, the...
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...