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Thursday 17 April  
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 April 1. 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
Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda's reconciliation and press freedom: a work in progress

Our blogger in Kigali responds to recent media commentary on Rwanda's lack of civil and political development. By Sunny Ntayombya, Kigali
Urban farming: cushioning food insecurities
Urban farming: cushioning food insecurities
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's urban farmers combat food insecurity - illegally

Residents in Bulawayo's high density urban suburbs have taken to farming vacant plots of land after last year's unexpected rains, thereby cushioning themselves against rising food costs and insecurity.
Crossing the ethnic divide through love.
Crossing the ethnic divide through love.
Bujumbura, Burundi
Bujumbura, Burundi

Burundi's interethnic relations: a shift in perception

For Burundi's Hutus and Tutsis, past decades have been marked by civil wars and massacres. This antagonism has long made interethnic marriage almost impossible. But now a new generation is showing a
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Article: West Africa: Shipping industry calls for joint action on piracy

West Africa's coastal states need to step up co-ordination to beat the growing incidence of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, says an international maritime organisation. As published by our partner

Article: Interview: Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on the future of the country

In her second and final six-year term as Liberia's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has continued a heavy schedule of international travel, despite seemingly intractable challenges at home.

Claudine Rubenga with an artificial diastema between her two upper scissors
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: DRC: A beautiful smile at all cost

Article: DRC: A beautiful smile at all cost

In Goma, the ancient practice known as teeth filing still exists among young girls in search of a radiant smile. But some of them do regret having mutilated their teeth. By Thierry Kayandi, Goma

Article: Speak UP: Making the best of power cuts in Nigeria

Power outages are widespread in Africa, and Port Harcourt, Nigeria, is no exception. Electricity cuts definitely makes life less convenient.

Article: Ivory Coast's middle class: growing or disappearing?

“I’m middle class. Definitively,” says Sonia Anoh, a young and independent 30-year-old Ivorian.

Article: And then there was light: the turbines of Peres

The hydroelectric dams hand-built by Peres Niyonsaba have provided dozens of households in his district with electricity. The 33-year-old Burundian student now plans to extend his project to other provinces.

Article: Nigerian anti-corruption agency enmeshed in corruption scandal

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, an anti-corruption agency established to check corrupt practices in Nigerian’s public service, is currently enmeshed in scandal, as its past and present leaders have been accused of spates of corruption,


The Ethiopian government uses surveillance technology to spy on political rivals, reports Human Rights Watch. Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has been accused of ordering extra-judicial assassinations. Cue James Bondu...

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: Being a lesbian in Uganda now

A month has passed since President Yoweri Museveni signed Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act.

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Nigerian musician Kuku remembers watching news coverage of Occupy...