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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
A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare
A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare
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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.
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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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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

Article: Ocampo's thoughts on Syria at the ICC

This past week Luis Moreno Ocampo was splashed across Kenyan media, following an interview conducted by RNW for The Hague Trials Kenya.

Article: SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK LAGOS (#WUA Promo)

Social Media Week is one of the world's biggest social media conferences, and for the second time it's also being hosted in the bright lights of Lagos, Nigeria.

Video: HOT NEW APPS FOR 2014

What's APP, Africa?! Social Media Week Lagos begins on Monday. And for the occasion there are three hot new smartphone apps to unveil: iBribe, iApologize and DictoCorrect.

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...