Kenya's election violence worsens inter-ethnic divisions

Kenyans have had two controversial and often violent presidential elections in recent months.


Libya's wretched web of collusion

The EU and its member states are complicit in the suffering of refugees and migrants stuck in Libya.

John Dalhuisen

by John Dalhuisen

John Dalhuisen


Does Ethiopia's new TV channel mean more media freedom?

All eyes are glued on KANA TV's high-stake dramas, which could be sign of more press freedom in a restricted landscape.

Does KANA TV signal more media freedom?


UK Zimbabweans extend 15-year rally after Mugabe ouster

Zimbabwe Vigil Coalition accuses ruling ZANU-PF party of only being interested in 'power and control'.

Zimbabwe diaspora extends protest after Mugabe ouster


Zimbabwe: Victims of mass 1980s killings still wait for justice

The new president, Emerson Mnangagwa, and former military chiefs appointed to his cabinet are implicated in the events.


Mada Underground: Street Art in Madagascar

Madagascan slam poets, artists and skateboarders make space for creative expression despite poverty and colonial legacy.


South Africa: Efforts to curb commercialisation of religion

As Christians in South Africa head to church on Sunday, a Religious Rights Commission is taking steps to regulate all places of worship. It's to stop what it calls the commercialisation of religion and other dangerous practices.


Women with mouths taped shut demand end to S Sudan war

Hundreds of women take to the streets of the capital, Juba, to call for an end to the country's devastating war.

Women take to streets to demand end to South Sudan war


South Africa’s 'state capture' scandal widens

Protestors are accusing South African President Jacob Zuma of allowing business to control the government via corruption.


Zimbabwe unveils post-Mugabe economic order

In bid to revive battered economy, finance minister targets foreign investment and offers tax concessions.

Zimbabwe unveils post-Mugabe economic order

Democratic Republic of Congo

Congo's hidden mega-crisis

Political instability and massive humanitarian emergency are set to worsen in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Congo's hidden mega-crisis

Democratic Republic of Congo

'War crime': 14 peacekeepers killed in DR Congo attack

UN chief calls incident in North Kivu, which injured more than 50 peacekeepers, the 'worst attack in recent history'.

UN peacekeepers, Congolese soldiers die in DRC attack


Africa and Europe: the thorny question of migration

With a smart plan, the migration problem can be transformed into a cooperation beneficial for both Europe and Africa.

Lahcen Haddad

by Lahcen Haddad

Lahcen Haddad


Zimbabwe announces budget amid hopes of economic revival

Zimbabwe's first budget under new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been announced in Parliament.

Reporter's Notebook

'Women and girls will die': Trump's foreign aid rule on abortion

An insight into the far-reaching consequences of Donald Trump's ban on US funds going to foreign aid organisations that promote or perform abortions.