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


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 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...