October 21

October 20

  • Botswana: Elections Expose Nation's 'Fading' Democracy [analysis]


    Botswana earned a reputation for political stability, electoral democracy, and economic growth in the 1970s and 1980s, when much of the African continent appeared to be mired in... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Fate of Chibok Girls Still Uncertain

    Deutsche Welle

    Fresh violence in northern Nigeria has dashed hopes of a ceasefire with the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram. Nigerians are doubtful whether the Chibok girls, kidnapped six months... Read more »

  • Somalia: Journalism is Booming But Dangerous [analysis]

    African Arguments

    Mohamed Abdi Warsame's hand shakes as he places it on my knee. "Some say my brother was killed over a woman," he says. "That's not true. He was killed for the sake of the truth." Read more »

  • Nigeria: Chibok Girls - Seeing Is Believing


    Only when the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram militants six month ago actually emerge from confinement can the world believe that the deal reportedly negotiated with the... Read more »

  • South Sudan: Nation At 'Crossroads' As It Seeks to Combat Sexual Violence, Says UN Official

    UN News

    Sexual violence has become a key feature of the continuing conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in... Read more »

  • Uganda: Uganda Fails to Keep Up With Demand for HIV Drugs

    Key Correspondents

    Despite a remarkable increase in access to HIV treatment over the last decade, the number of people in need of antiretroviral drugs in Uganda continues to outpace the response. Read more »

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