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Saturday 1 November  
The first white president
The first white president
Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

The first white president

In 2009, Barack Hussein Obama II became America's first black president. Although it would be more appropriate to speak of a mixed race president, since Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, who passed away in
Solange Lusiku Nsimire
Solange Lusiku Nsimire
Bukavu, Congo (Kinshasa)
Bukavu, Congo (Kinshasa)

Solange Lusiku: “At Le Souverain we know no fear”

On October 22 Solange Lusiku Nsimire, chief editor of Le Souverain, a newspaper published in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), received the Courage in Journalism Award from the International
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Video: My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper

For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa is far from perfect. In Tanzania, for example, albinos have been killed and their body parts used for religious practices.

Article: Kenyatta's massive ICC entourage

Today is a crucial day for the trial against Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, at the International Criminal Court.

Article: So what if President Uhuru goes to The Hague!

Yesterday, the ICC ruled that President Uhuru Kenyatta should attend, in person, the status conference on 8 October 2014 to discuss pending requests about his case.


Ghanaian footballers have a bad reputation internationally because they asked the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to pay them bonuses before agreeing to play.

Article: Ugandan government labels youth unemployment campaigners as ‘terrorists’

Doreen Nyanjura (25), a former Makerere University student, initiated a campaign to register the unemployed youth of Uganda.

Video: My Song: Facing the roaring lion

Yves Nzeyimana Kana, lead singer of Afro-rock band Trezzor from Rwanda, always dreamt of becoming a musician. However his father objected as he found education more important than music.

Article: World Animal Day

Today is World Animal Day, like every year. World Animal Day was started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species.

Article: Pregnant Ugandan student cries foul over suspension

Several female students from a university in Uganda are crying foul after they were suspended for conceiving from Uganda Christian University (UCU) in the city of Mukono earlier this year.

Article: Who owns Kenya?

The 2010 constitution prevents foreigners from owning land in Kenya, but as Kenyans have come to find out, implementing these provisions is complicated by the ambiguous nature of the law and deliberate moves by the landed class to frustrate

Article: ‘Boko Haram is not Islam’, say young Nigerian Muslims

Islamic insurgent groups such as Boko Haram use the Qur’an to justify their actions. This has led many non-Muslims to see Muslims – especially those with full beards and dressed in hijab – as terrorists.

Video highlights

My Song: Liza Kamizazi’s gift to Rwanda’s next generation
When Rwandan singer Liza Kamikazi was about to adopt a baby boy, she was...
My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper
For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa...