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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and APC main opposition party's presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari signed the renewal of their pledges for peaceful elections on March 26 2015 in Abuja. (Pic: AFP)
5 key issues in Nigeria’s elections
March 27, 2015
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and its biggest economy, holds general elections on Saturday. Here are five issues that could shape the results.  Security Which candidate is best suited to end Boko Haram’s six-year uprising that has killed more than 13 ... Continue Reading →
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African men don’t get feminism March 26, 2015

In 2013, I wrote an article for Voices of Africa entitled “African men don’t do feminists.” It was a satirical account of my observations dating African men on and off of the continent. I spoke about how uncompromising these men seemed to be, particularly when speaking about what type of woman they wanted as a …

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Kenya: Chinese restaurant with ‘No Africans’ policy shut down March 25, 2015

The Nairobi County government has shut down a Chinese restaurant that refused to serve African customers after 5pm. According to reports in Kenya’s Daily Nation, the restaurant in Kilimani was operating illegally for years without a liquor licence, a health inspection licence and a change-of-use licence. The closure comes after media reports of the restaurant’s controversial decision …

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Kenyan farmers pick through their maize crop in a field in the village of Kapsimatwa near the Rift Valley town of Bomet. (Pic: AFP)
Water pans offer lifeline to female farmers in Kenya March 23, 2015

It’s mid-morning and the sun is blazing. It is so hot that germinating seeds struggle to grow. In Moi Ndabi, about 44km south of Kenya’s Lake Naivasha in Nakuru County, the vegetation dotted sparingly across the village has turned yellow. More than 100 people have lined up at the Moi Ndabi borehole to wait their …

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Libyan women shop in the old part of the capital, Tripoli, on March 17 2015. (Pic: AFP)
In Libyan capital, hope survives on busy streets March 20, 2015

Armed convoys, checkpoints and sporadic exchanges of gunfire are still common in the Libyan capital, but residents are flocking back to the streets and surprisingly hopeful of a brighter future. Sitting in a newly opened cafe overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean, Mohammed, a 19-year-old student, said that while fear remains, Tripoli’s residents are …

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Running from Boko Haram
Running from Boko Haram
March 16, 2015
Thousands of refugees are fleeing to Chad after Boko Haram's attacks in northeast Nigeria. We visited a refugee camp and
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The challenges of reporting in Africa
The challenges of reporting in Africa
March 9, 2015
Journalist and blogger, Chika Oduah, talks about the risks of being a journalist in Africa today and the notion that jou
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Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty in Africa
Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty in Africa
March 2, 2015
Ory Okolloh, founder of software company Ushahidi, is one of eight black women named as The 100 Most Influential People
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Malawi floods leave learners displaced
Malawi floods leave learners displaced
February 9, 2015
Unicef follows Rita Nota, who is staying at Bangula Primary School since the floods left her family homeless, as she att
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Voices of Africa Multimedia

SABC’s Vuyo Mvoko and crew mugged on camera
SABC’s Vuyo Mvoko and crew mugged on camera March 11, 2015

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s Vuyo Mvoko and his crew were robbed of their belongings seconds before they could cross live from Milpark in Johannesburg on Tuesday. He was reporting on Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s arrival to Milpark hospital. Mvoko and the SABC team were robbed of their cellphones and a laptop, but thankfully were not harmed. …

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A peek at Ethiopia’s first ever sci-fi feature film
A peek at Ethiopia’s first ever sci-fi feature film February 18, 2015

You either love sci-fi movies or you hate them – but a sci-fi love story based in Ethiopia? That’s sure to pique everyone’s curiosity. Directed by Miguel Llansó, Crumbs is a a Spanish-Ethiopian co-production that premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January. From Indie Wire: “Crumbs tells the story of diminutive superhero Gagano (played by Daniel Tadesse), a junk collector, who …

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