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Friday 18 April  
What's Up Africa
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AFRICAN UNION HOLIDAY RESORT

For many people, despite huge economic growth across the continent, the African Union is not doing enough to tackle the challenges facing Africans today. It's almost as if Africa's leaders treat the
Kenyan journalists demonstrate against a proposed media bill in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kenyan journalists demonstrate against a proposed media bill in Nairobi, Kenya.
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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
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Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: A death of a journalist

Article: A death of a journalist

Last week, radio journalist Germain Kennedy Muliwavyo (30) was killed in an ambush while covering military operations of government forces in eastern Congo.

Article: South Africa: 'Bafana Bafana' vs ‘Mandela Magic’

If South Africa's governance continues on its current path, the country faces a "Bafana Bafana" scenario in which it remains a "perennial underachiever, always playing in the second league", says a local think tank.

Video: FOOTBALL IS A RELIGION IN NIGERIA

Pastor Azuike is back in Lagos for Social Media Week Lagos. He took some time out of his busy schedule to make this short teaser.

Article: EU lifts sanctions on Mugabe’s inner circle

The EU has suspended targeted sanctions against eight ZANU PF officials but kept the restrictive measures on President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. By Mthulisi Mathuthu, as published by partners SW Radio Africa

Article: Mugabe pardons 2000 prisoners facing hunger

Two thousand prisoners are expected to have walked to freedom by the end of this week, following an amnesty order by President Robert Mugabe. By Mthulisi Mathuthu, as published by our partner SW Radio Africa

Article: ICI forum: a kick-start for young Ivoirian entrepreneurs

The 2014 edition of the forum Investir en Côte d’Ivoire (ICI) ended optimistically for several young Ivoirians who received funding to launch their projects.

Article: The Ugandan traffic app to tackle corruption

The terrible roads of Uganda cause endless delays and kill thousands every year.

Article: My Song: Jaqee on 'Hero'

Ugandan singer Jaqee learned at a young age that her voice was her strongest weapon in getting heard in the patriarchal culture that surrounded her.

Article: South Africa’s law to stop hate crimes against gays

“Every day I live in fear that I will be raped,” said Thembela*, one of thousands of lesbians across South Africa being terrorised by the scourge of “corrective rape”. By Melany Bendix, Cape Town

Video highlights

WHAT DO NIGERIANS THINK OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE PROHIBITION?
In a brand-new segment, What’s Up Africa hits the streets to ask the...
AFRICAN UNION HOLIDAY RESORT
For many people, despite huge economic growth across the continent, the...
My Song: Mista Poa's dreams for a better DR Congo
Eastern DRC has long been wrought by armed conflicts, killing and...
PASTOR AZUIKE & MRS OBIBI
Naija's most extrovert evangelical preacher, Pastor Azuike, hits the...