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Thursday 24 April  
Child in Wurukum Camp, Nigeria
Child in Wurukum Camp, Nigeria
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Makurdi, Nigeria
Makurdi, Nigeria

Makurdi's mothers: Benue River can't quench their thirst

It’s crisis in the state of Benue in north-central Nigeria. Only a few kilometres from the state capital Makurdi, Fulani herdsmen are making daily attacks on defenceless homes, killing many with their
Young boy waving the flag of Zimbabwe
Young boy waving the flag of Zimbabwe
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Not yet uhuru, say Zimbabweans

As the country celebrates 34 years of independence Zimbabweans decry the state of the nation, saying the economic and political conditions they live in are not those of a free people. There's no real uhuru
A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare
A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare

It’s not uncommon for poverty-stricken youth in rural Zimbabwe to find work as housemaids and gardeners in the city. While urban households thrive on the affordable services, these young domestic workers
Members of the White Army, a South Sudanese anti-government militia, attend a rally in Nasir on April 14, 2014.
Members of the White Army, a South Sudanese anti-government militia, attend a rally in Nasir on April 14, 2014.
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Juba, South Sudan
Juba, South Sudan

South Sudan dictates media coverage of conflict

“Don’t interview rebels,” South Sudan’s Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth told reporters. Press freedom is under fire in Africa’s youngest country, where a conflict between
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Article: Landmines kill hundreds of villagers in Zimbabwe

Landmines have killed and maimed hundreds of Zimbabweans as inadequate resources and a lack of political will continue to hamper demining efforts. By Nomalanga Moyo, as published by our partner SW Radio

Article: Two decades after genocide: which way have you gone, Rwanda?

Twenty years ago, the downing of the plane of the president of Rwanda catalyzed the horrific events that have become known as the Rwandan genocide.

Article: African youth don't fancy unglamorous farming

Ketsela Negatu is the son of an Ethiopian goat farmer living close to the country's capital, Addis Ababa, who refuses to follow in his father's footsteps.

Article: Speak UP! Shisha swag in Kampala

Shisha smoking shows a new type of swag in Uganda. Ask young Kampalans who can often be found smoking this tobacco product, also known as hookah, during an evening with friends.

Article: Mali: Big leap in confidence in country's future

The return of democracy and peace to a large part of Mali has generated a complete turnaround in public confidence in the country's future, according to a new opinion survey by Afrobarometer.

Article: Interview: The Mozambican bishop who smashed guns at the altar

The longest-serving Anglican bishop in the world, Bishop Dinis Sengulane of Lebombo, a church diocese which covers southern Mozambique, is to retire after nearly four decades ministry in that country.

Article: Freedom of expression in Rwanda 20 years after the genocide

Rwandan media reflects less diversity of thought than ever, according to this opinion piece. By Steve Terrill, Kampala

Article: Young Rwandan poet with a message of courage and hope

Sixteen-year-old Annick Gikundiro from Kigali writes poetry and gives readings to bring a message of courage and hope to young Rwandans.

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 Glez?

Article: South Africa: President Zuma denies accusations of misuse of public funds

South Africa President Jacob Zuma has responded to the controversy over the spending of 17 million euros in government money on his private country estate by declaring: "I never did anything wrong."

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PASTOR AZUIKE & MRS OBIBI
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...