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

PASTOR AZUIKE & MRS OBIBI
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...