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'Freedom of the press' in Ethiopia
'Freedom of the press' in Ethiopia
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AFRICA,

'Freedom of the press' in Ethiopia

Nine Ethiopian journalists and bloggers, who had been arrested in April, have been charged with terrorism for having links with the US-based Ginbot 7 opposition movement, and for planning attacks. Ginbot 7 is
30-year-old Godfrey from Chitungwiza is very active on Facebook
30-year-old Godfrey from Chitungwiza is very active on Facebook
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Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe
Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe

How Godfrey in Zimbabwe 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 Godfrey from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. Use your mouse to hover over the icons and
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Article: Kenya's nationwide clampdown on Islamic extremism "counterproductive"

The latest terrorist attack in Kenya, on 23 April, left four people dead. The bombing is seen as retaliation against the ongoing countrywide crackdown on illegal immigrants and refugees suspected of being affiliated with al-Shabaab.

Article: Hate radio in South Sudan, long after Rwanda said "Never again"

What's going on in Bentiu, South Sudan, is sounding a lot like Rwanda 20 years ago, finds our blogger. He has a concrete suggestion for how to stop that.  By Sunny Ntayombya, Kigali

Article: Mandela's children shun the ballot box

South Africa’s May 7 elections mark the first time in democratic history that those born into Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’ can vote.

Article: Speak UP: Does the prosperity gospel really work?

Worshippers in some African churches are led to believe that giving money to the church will actually make them rich. What’s behind the so-called ‘prosperity gospel’?

An Internally Displaced Person (IDP) child cries as his mother tries to console him in Mugunga IDP camp near Goma, eastern DRC, 28 November 2012.
Netherlands Netherlands Article: DRC: Hope for kids in Kinshasa

Article: DRC: Hope for kids in Kinshasa

Despite horrific abuses perpetrated against women and children, the atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rarely make international headlines. By Carolyn Miles, as published by our partner AllAfrica

Article: Does the "non-partisan" soldier exist in Uganda?

A photo many say is of the back a Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldier wearing a pro-NRM T-shirt has been brewing a lot of controversy on Facebook. Our blogger in Uganda takes a look at what’s behind it.

Article: World Press Freedom Day: it's for editors too

3 May marks World Press Freedom Day. In 1993, the UN General Assembly proclaimed this as a day on which to celebrate the principles of press freedom and the people behind it.

Video: POOR AFRICAN COUNTRY? JUST REBASE!

Africa is booming. Even more so now that some governments are rebasing – basically a fancy way of saying improving your country's economic figures. Nigeria and Ghana have done it and Kenya is next.

Article: Rwanda's first ice cream shop, a soothing success

From all across Rwanda, and even from parts of neighbouring Burundi, people flock to the southern town of Butare to a little shop called Inzozi Nziza: Rwanda’s first-ever ice cream store. By Amy Fallon, Butare

Article: Terrorism in Nigeria becoming alarmingly commonplace

Nigerians are beginning to adjust to the sad reality that they live in a country where suicide bombers and terrorists could be lurking around the next corner thanks to a ready supply of advanced weapons smuggled through the country’s

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