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Friday 18 April  
Kenyan journalists demonstrate against a proposed media bill in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kenyan journalists demonstrate against a proposed media bill in Nairobi, Kenya.
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
Congolese singer Mista Poa
Congolese singer Mista Poa

My Song: Mista Poa's dreams for a better DR Congo

Eastern DRC has long been wrought by armed conflicts, killing and displacing hundreds of thousands since the late 1990s. Why? Congolese singer Mista Poa points to ethnicity, suggesting it’s caused even
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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.


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.


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.

Article: Simbikangwa jailed, still no hope for Rwanda-France relations

A French court last week found former soldier Pascal Simbikangwa guilty of genocide and complicity in crimes against humanity committed in Rwanda in 1994. Our blogger in Kigali has something to say about that.

Video highlights

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...