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Friday 25 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: 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: My Song: Myko Ouma's jazzed-up lullaby of hope

A lullaby he heard after visiting his family in northern Uganda inspired jazz guitarist Myko Ouma to write ‘Aluru’.

Article: Laurent Gbabgo, 2015 presidential hopeful?

Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara was in Paris for much of last month for surgery related to sciatica. He’s due back home on Sunday.


Zimbabwe’s president just turned 90. What a perfect occasion for him to follow the latest Facebook fad and release a sweet little montage of his favourite photos and posts.

Article: In Gulu, a brother's search for his missing sister

A northern Ugandan man has spent the last nine years looking for his sister. Strange though it may sound, his only hope is that she was taken by Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army. By Gladys Oroma, Gulu

Article: Conflict on DRC, Zambia border threatens regional trade

Although traffic at the DRC, Zambia border post of Kasumbalesa has returned to normal following the death of two truckers at the beginning of 2014, many say they fear for their lives. By Eprahim Nsingo, Lusaka

Article: Zimbabwean villagers cornered by flood disaster

For 47-year-old terminally ill Artwell Mandava from Mwenezi district in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Province, reaching the nearest clinic in his area has become impossible, rendered so by two flooded rivers lying between his village and acces

Article: My Song: Ammara Brown on 'More Sugar Daddy'

Zimbabwe’s Afro-fusion singer Ammara Brown sees it happening more and more: women falling in love with so-called sugar daddies.

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...