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Thursday 24 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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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.

Article: How Evelyn in Nigeria surfs the web

How do you surf the web? RNW posed this question to readers around the world. This week we bring you an interactive portrait of Evelyn from Lagos, Nigeria.

Article: Mugabe's warm welcome for first Zimbabwean Olympic skier

For the first time ever, Zimbabweans will be represented in the Winter Olympics. This is thanks to Luke Steyn, a 20-year-old Alpine skier who war born in Harare and grew up in Switzerland. 

Article: My Song: Lion Story battle Burundi's injustices with reggae

Over the years, Lion Story have become a veritable megaphone for the people of Burundi. Loved by their fans and hated by the authorities, the group uses reggae to loudly say what many others hush up.

Netherlands Netherlands Article: BILL GATES ON AID


Bill Gates just published his annual 'Gates Letter' dispelling the "myths" about foreign aid. Ikenna thinks Bill's s views are uncannily similar to the Microsoft approach to business.

Former ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo before his interview with The Hague Trials Kenya
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Ocampo Exclusive

Article: Ocampo Exclusive

Last month Luis Moreno Ocampo gave his first media interview on the Kenyan trials since leaving office at the International Criminal Court, where he held the position of chief prosecutor from 2003 to 2012.

Article: The Hague that's many miles away from the Netherlands

After the ICC Office of the Prosecutor initiated investigations in Kenya, the names of key court personalities started cropping up across the nation. Suddenly, children were being called Ekaterina and Luis Moreno.

Article: Heroes' Day in Rwanda: An ode to the giants who got me home

1 February marked Rwanda’s 19th National Heroes Day. Our blogger in Kigali reflects on its very personal meaning for him. By Sunny Ntayombya, Kigali

Article: Quail eggs in Africa: quack or quick?

Cartoonist Ogo Ubabukoh says about this cartoon: "Recently, some fastidious Africans have marketed quail eggs and meat as wonder drugs against all kinds of sicknesses.

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...