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Wednesday 23 April  
A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare
A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare
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.
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: 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”.


A newly passed Ugandan law imposes lifetime prison sentences on homosexuals and hefty jail terms for gay rights activists. A legitimated political decision? Or an opportunist strategy by the powers that be?

Article: My Song: Edith We Utonga challenging leadership in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean singer Edith We Utonga has been called confrontational, too outspoken and arrogant. The slams have usually come after speaking her mind on topics like the one she explores on ‘Hutungamiri’.


Say Amen! because it's time for another 'Confessions with Pastor Azuike'. Today's show features Nigerian millionaire and internet entrepreneur Jason Njoku.

Article: Eight things you need to know about the Katanga case at the ICC

This Friday, the International Criminal Court is due to deliver a verdict in its case against Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga. What else do you need to know? By Janet Anderson, The Hague

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...