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Saturday 19 April  
What's Up Africa
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AFRICAN UNION HOLIDAY RESORT

For many people, despite huge economic growth across the continent, the African Union is not doing enough to tackle the challenges facing Africans today. It's almost as if Africa's leaders treat the
Cartoon of the week
Cartoon of the week
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AFRICA,
AFRICA,

The Passion of the African Christ

Many Christians just finished commemorating Holy Week, the days during which Jesus was crucified and died. Cartoonist Damien Glez imagined what the scene might have looked like had it occurred
Kenyan journalists demonstrate against a proposed media bill in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kenyan journalists demonstrate against a proposed media bill in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa

Report: media freedom in Africa under challenge

The executive director of the International Press Institute (IPI), Alison Bethel McKenzie, delivered a wide-ranging report on press freedom in the world to the institute's world congress in Cape Town
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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,

Video: AFRICA'S OWN JAMES BOND

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.

Video: HOW PATRIOTIC ARE NIGERIANS?

Do Nigerians bleed green and white?! In this last episode in a trio brought to you from the streets of Lagos, Ikenna asks just the right questions to reveal people’s true colours. Matchy-matchy patriotic or open to other palettes?

Article: President Jonathan commits to a secure nuclear future in Nigeria

Nigeria is committed to negotiations on a “multi-lateral and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile materials for nuclear weapons”, said President Goodluck Jonathan at the Nuclea

Article: A woman working a 'man's job': Mrs Maombi, bricklayer

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, few people are surprised when a woman drops her apron for a job to help support her household. But many were surprised when Maombi Aristide chose to become a bricklayer. 

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.

Video: WHAT DO NIGERIANS REALLY THINK ABOUT CORRUPTION?

What's Up Africa got people on the streets of Lagos talking about corruption. To get the conversation going, Ikenna brings up a brand-new government-issued chart that lists official bribery rates. Say whaaa?!

Article: West Africa's refugee and security crisis

The Malian and Ivorian political crises have resulted in the biggest number of refugees in the region. Brewing insecurity could mean they’ll be unable to return home any time soon as armed groups remain a threat to West Africa.

Video highlights

WHAT DO NIGERIANS THINK OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE PROHIBITION?
In a brand-new segment, What’s Up Africa hits the streets to ask the...
AFRICAN UNION HOLIDAY RESORT
For many people, despite huge economic growth across the continent, the...
My Song: Mista Poa's dreams for a better DR Congo
Eastern DRC has long been wrought by armed conflicts, killing and...
PASTOR AZUIKE & MRS OBIBI
Naija's most extrovert evangelical preacher, Pastor Azuike, hits the...