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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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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.


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

Article: A missed point in the Katanga verdict

Guilty of murder and directing attacks on civilians but not of sexual violence or the use of child soldiers.

Video: My Song: Rwanda's Mani Martin sings for the voiceless

Rwandan R&B singer Mani Martin grew up an orphan. The six years he was living in an orphanage were marked by feelings of loneliness and silence.

Article: What does security mean to African women?

A Ugandan blogger argues that war crimes against women are rooted in a security struggle that women have to deal with day to day. By Rosebell Kagumire, Kampala

Article: What do Ituri residents say about the Katanga verdict?

Many young Ituri residents welcomed the International Criminal Court’s sentence against Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga. They hope it will deter future offenders in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Article: What's beneath Uganda's miniskirt ban?

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni late last month signed into law the anti-pornography bill that, among other things, criminalizes what it describes as “indecent show”.

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...