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Thursday 24 April  
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: 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.

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: WHAT DO NIGERIANS THINK OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE PROHIBITION?

In a brand-new segment, What’s Up Africa hits the streets to ask the questions that people somewhere somehow want answers to. This episode: Ikenna asks folks in Lagos what really think of the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act.

Article: Gabriel, gay and proud in Burundi

Gabriel Mujimbere fully embraces his homosexuality. Yet under Burundian Penal Code, he could face up to two years in prison and/or fines of up to 100,000 francs. By Yves Zihindula, Bujumbura

Video highlights

AFRICAN UNION HOLIDAY RESORT
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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...