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Friday 24 October  
Schoolgirls in Zimbabwe, 2006. The girls do not appear in the story.
Schoolgirls in Zimbabwe, 2006. The girls do not appear in the story.
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean girls embrace technology for change

The digital age is dawning for young Zimbabwean girls and women as they develop new forms of technology that will improve their lives and communities. By Michelle Chifamba The Zimbabwean version of the
Fatou Bensouda in 2012
Fatou Bensouda in 2012
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The Hague, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

Fatou Bensouda and the Uncle Tom syndrome

The ICC has garnered a bad rap in Africa, and it should do something about that, says our blogger Sunny Ntayomba.   On October 8, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appeared before the International
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Video: My Song: Dropping rhymes to promote girl power

At age 7, Congolese rapper Oracle was forced to leave her parental home in Kinshasa and move to a place where women were treated differently than the women in the capital. Oracle wasn’t allowed to make music. Because she was a girl.

Article: I infiltrated a ruthless ring of human smugglers

It's 5 p.m. in Zimbabwe and I’m at an infamous taxi rank in Bulawayo, the second largest city in the country. I had made the crazy decision to join a group of ‘border jumpers’ and illegally cross into South Africa.

Article: Zimbabwean women with a keen eye for the ball

Photographer Angela Jimu documented how women in Harare, Zimbabwe watched the 2014 FIFA World Cup. By Angela Jimu, Harare A visit to a home in Belvedere suburb on 15 June 2014

Article: Uganda: Life after Kony

If you lost all the members of your family to war, do you think you could ever pick up your life again? And how would you do that?

South Sudan's birthday cake
South Sudan South Sudan Article: South Sudan's birthday cake

Article: South Sudan's birthday cake

Today it’s three years ago that the world’s youngest country was born. After decades of struggle, during which an estimated 1.9 million people died, South Sudan broke away from Sudan to become independent.

Foreigners in the DRC
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: Foreigners in the DRC

Article: Foreigners in the DRC

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo intends to count the number of foreigners living on its territory. There’s only one small problem though: the latest reliable demographic statistics are 30 years old.

Article: "Third term for DRC President Kabila will wreak social havoc"

Proposals to review the Democratic Republic of Congo’s constitution to permit President Joseph Kabila to seek a third term of office, if accepted, will only plunge the Congolese further into poverty and insecurity, both his political

Article: Africa: Four reasons skilled workers leave - and how to keep them

As African countries pursue policies designed to encourage economic growth, freer movement of talented people is becoming an increasingly important issue, argues Khalid Koser.

Article: Mobile teachers, doctors and vets improve life in Ethiopia's Somali Region

While mobile services have existed in several forms for decades in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, in recent years the regional government together with various NGOs have led an initiative to substantially increase these services across the

Video highlights

Liza Kamizazi’s gift to Rwanda’s next generation
When Rwandan singer Liza Kamikazi was about to adopt a baby boy, she was...
My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper
For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa...
My Song: Facing the roaring lion
Yves Nzeyimana Kana, lead singer of Afro-rock band Trezzor from Rwanda,...