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Thursday 24 April  
Child in Wurukum Camp, Nigeria
Child in Wurukum Camp, Nigeria
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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
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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
A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare
A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

A 16-year-old domestic worker in Harare

It’s not uncommon for poverty-stricken youth in rural Zimbabwe to find work as housemaids and gardeners in the city. While urban households thrive on the affordable services, these young domestic workers
Members of the White Army, a South Sudanese anti-government militia, attend a rally in Nasir on April 14, 2014.
Members of the White Army, a South Sudanese anti-government militia, attend a rally in Nasir on April 14, 2014.
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Juba, South Sudan
Juba, South Sudan

South Sudan dictates media coverage of conflict

“Don’t interview rebels,” South Sudan’s Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth told reporters. Press freedom is under fire in Africa’s youngest country, where a conflict between
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Video: DRUG WAR IN AFRICA!

Take cover, there's a big, bad war breaking out in Africa! Western drug companies AKA Big Pharma are finding new markets where they can keep raking in huge profits.

Article: Being gay in Nigeria now

When President Goodluck Jonathan signed Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act earlier this month, human rights groups around the world cried outrage. But how do homosexuals in Nigeria feel?

Article: JAPAN VS CHINA IN AFRICA

How do you win the affection of Africa? Ask Japan and China, two contestants on an epic new dating show presented by your host-with-the most, Naija's international love machine D'Lanre (AKA Ikenna Azuike).

Article: At Davos, Western stars give Africa a push

This week, business and political bigwigs gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.

Video: Ugandan rapper Burney MC's own walk to work

In April 2011, when Ugandans began ditching their cars and public transport to protest disputed elections and rising food and gas prices, Burney MC was getting inspired.

Article: How Givemore 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 Givemore from Harare, Zimbabwe.

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.

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.

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...