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Saturday 19 April  
What's Up Africa
What's Up Africa


For many people, despite huge economic growth across the continent, the African Union is not doing enough to tackle the challenges facing Africans today. It's almost as if Africa's leaders treat the
Cartoon of the week
Cartoon of the week

The Passion of the African Christ

Many Christians are concluding their observation of Holy Week, which culminates in Jesus' crucifixion and death. Cartoonist Damien Glez imagined what the scene might have looked like had it occurred
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Article: How can young Ivorians fund their entrepreneurial dreams?

Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara has recently committed to creating one million jobs for his country’s youth. But not all young Ivoirians will find meaningful labour.

Article: The venom of Goodluck Jonathan's signature

President Goodluck Jonathan officially outlawed gay unions in Nigeria last Monday when he signed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act.


Nigeria’s anti-gay lobby thinks homosexuality is a sickness. No wonder they’re celebrating Goodluck Jonathan’s newly signed Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act.


Nigeria, economic powerhouse of the future! That’s what economist Jim O’Neill foresees in his latest prediction on the rise of the MINTs – the aromatic little acronym for Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

Article: My Song: Comrade Fatso on Zimbabwe, a nation of hustlers

Zimbabwean jubilation over the diamonds fields in Marange swiftly ended after a 2006 government crackdown that led to the death of hundreds of diggers and the forcible removal of many from their land.

Article: How Samson 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 Samson from Lagos, Nigeria.

Life is still hard in DRC
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: Life in an old Congolese village, after M23

Article: Life in an old Congolese village, after M23

The people of Kibumba in eastern DRC can finally return to their homes, after government forces drove away M23 soldiers last November.

Article: A young Nigerian grieves the loss of his brother to militiamen

Last May a police officer in northern Nigeria was brutally slaughtered by militiamen, but to this day no one has been held accountable. His brother, our blogger in Lagos, remains tormented by the injustice. By Nicholas Ibekwe, Lagos

Article: Burundi's young entrepreneurs face many challenges

Young Burundians entrepreneurs indicate that it is very difficult to run their own business in Burundi for several reasons.

Cartoon of the week
South Sudan South Sudan Article: The fracturing of South Sudan

Article: The fracturing of South Sudan

Fighting broke out in Juba, South Sudan, last month, following a dispute between President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, the country’s former vice president who had been dismissed by Kiir in July.

Video highlights

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