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Friday 18 April  
Kenyan journalists demonstrate against a proposed media bill in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kenyan journalists demonstrate against a proposed media bill in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa

Report: media freedom in Africa under challenge

The executive director of the International Press Institute (IPI), Alison Bethel McKenzie, delivered a wide-ranging report on press freedom in the world to the institute's world congress in Cape Town
Congolese singer Mista Poa
Congolese singer Mista Poa
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My Song: Mista Poa's dreams for a better DR Congo

Eastern DRC has long been wrought by armed conflicts, killing and displacing hundreds of thousands since the late 1990s. Why? Congolese singer Mista Poa points to ethnicity, suggesting it’s caused even
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Video: NIGERIA'S CURE FOR GAYS

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.

Video: AFRICA IN THE YEAR 2050

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: CONFLICT IN SOUTH SUDAN, SAYS WHO??

The conflict in South Sudan is being covered by media round the world. But not all journalists' ink is treated – or tweeted – equally.

Article: How Stella in South Sudan 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 Stella from Juba, South Sudan.

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...