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Angelique Kidjo, why did you do this song?

Bénin Angelique Kidjo, why did you do this song?

Seeing Angelique Kidjo and Seal, sing along to one of the worst songs in musical history made me question, not only their artistic taste but also their human integrity.

Par Ade Bantu, le 8 décembre 2014
FULL SCRIPT: Why Wole Soyinka Said Jonathan Is King Nebuchadnezzar

Nigeria FULL SCRIPT: Why Wole Soyinka Said Jonathan Is King Nebuchadnezzar

I SHALL not insist that the historic/biblical figure of Nebuchadnezzar is uniquely apt for the pivotal figure of the ‘democratic’ history in the making at this moment — for one …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 5 décembre 2014
10 November: Ken Saro-Wiwa Day 2014

Nigeria 10 November: Ken Saro-Wiwa Day 2014

Monday 10 November 2014 marked the 19th anniversary since the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni martyrs. Ivorian writer (and contributor to the Africa39 anthology), Renée Edwig Dro, …

Par Edwige-Renée Dro, le 5 décembre 2014
Zimbabwe triples cost to sell groundwater

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe triples cost to sell groundwater

HARARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zimbabwe’s national water authority has tripled the price it charges private water sales firms for extracting groundwater in an effort to protect the fast-depleting …

Par Madalitso Mwando, le 3 décembre 2014
Soggy weather takes a bite out of cocoa income in Cameroon

Cameroun Soggy weather takes a bite out of cocoa income in Cameroon

    KUMBA, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As the world’s fifth-largest cocoa producer, Cameroon should be reaping the benefits of the growing global appetite for high-quality chocolate. But farmers …

Par Elias Ntungwe Ngalame, le 3 décembre 2014
South African mother turns tragedy into fight against HIV

Profile South African mother turns tragedy into fight against HIV

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Johanna Satekge was pregnant with her first-born when she tested positive for HIV in South Africa’s Limpopo province in 2000. When her son was born, …

Par Katie Nguyen, le 29 novembre 2014
West African artists urge French-speaking nations to act on Ebola

West African artists urge French-speaking nations to act on Ebola

        DAKAR, Nov 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – West African artists have urged heads of state holding a French-speaking nations’ summit in Dakar this weekend to take …

Par Misha Hussain, le 27 novembre 2014
A Prize is Only As Good as Those Who Enter

A Prize is Only As Good as Those Who Enter

Lizzy Attree has a PhD from SOAS, University of London, on “The Literary Responses to HIV and AIDS from South Africa and Zimbabwe from 1990-2005”. Her collection of interviews with …

Par Kola Tubosun, le 26 novembre 2014
Pierre Cherruau: narratives of an african experience

Pierre Cherruau: narratives of an african experience

His novels about Nigeria and West Africa affords the French author, Pierre Cherruau, the opportunity to write more expansively (than newspaper articles would have permitted him to do) about subjects …

Par Okechukwu Uwaezuoke, le 18 novembre 2014
Refugee food rations cut in half in Kenya due to "immense" global needs

Refugee food rations cut in half in Kenya due to "immense" global needs

        NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Food rations will be halved for half a million refugees in Kenya as aid agencies struggle to meet « immense » global humanitarian …

Par Katy Migiro, le 16 novembre 2014
Attacks on aid workers in Central African Republic hindering relief efforts

Central African Republic Attacks on aid workers in Central African Republic hindering relief efforts

      DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A rise in attacks on aid workers in the Central African Republic is hindering the delivery of aid to rural parts of …

Par Misha Hussain, le 12 novembre 2014
What price the rape of a child? In Kenya, impunity can be bought with a goat

Kenya What price the rape of a child? In Kenya, impunity can be bought with a goat

NAIROBI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ayaimba could not believe it when the man walked into her office, two days after being arrested for raping his three-year-old daughter, and demanded she …

Par Katy Migiro, le 11 novembre 2014
In Sierra Leone, journalist imprisoned after criticizing president

Sierra Leone In Sierra Leone, journalist imprisoned after criticizing president

Abuja, Nigeria, November 4, 2014–A journalist in Sierra Leone has been imprisoned after criticizing President Ernest Bai Koroma’s handling of the Ebola outbreak, according to news reports and local journalists. …

Par CPJ, le 5 novembre 2014
UNESCO rejects Equatorial Guinea prize again

Equatorial Guinea UNESCO rejects Equatorial Guinea prize again

LONDON (TrustLaw) – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday deferred any action on reinstating a prize funded by the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang …

Par Luke Balleny, le 31 octobre 2014
Swaziland is moving towards commercial farming

Swaziland Swaziland is moving towards commercial farming

In a major effort to revitalize agriculture here, the government, the European Union and FAO have helped over 20,000 smallholder farmers produce more, higher-quality food and connect with new markets. …

Par UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, le 30 octobre 2014
Domestic workers from Asia, Africa beaten, raped, overworked in UAE – HRW

Africa-Asia Domestic workers from Asia, Africa beaten, raped, overworked in UAE – HRW

  BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One Indonesian maid in the United Arab Emirates toiled 21 hours a day, serving 20 people with no days off. Another was not paid …

Par Alisa Tang, le 27 octobre 2014
Technology helps Africa's women farmers close the gap

Angola Technology helps Africa's women farmers close the gap

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women farmers are the backbone of food production in much of Africa, but have long suffered from limited access to information and advice. In the …

Par Sophie Mbugua, le 23 octobre 2014
With Chinese cash, Zimbabwe to boost use of fossil fuels

Zimbabwe With Chinese cash, Zimbabwe to boost use of fossil fuels

        HARARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zimbabwe’s efforts to ease a long-running energy crisis got a big boost this month with the signing of a billion …

Par Madalitso Mwando, le 23 octobre 2014
Ghana's success in fight against hunger has lessons for others

Interview Ghana's success in fight against hunger has lessons for others

        ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As India starts its version of Brazil’s famous zero hunger campaign, the world’s most populous democracy could take some inspiration from …

Par Chris Arsenault, le 22 octobre 2014
Onuzo, a new voice in nigerian literature

Onuzo, a new voice in nigerian literature

A 22 year old Nigerian has just published her first novel with prestigious British Publisher Faber & Faber. Chibundu Onuzo not only has literary ambition, she also dreams of entering …

Par Pierre Cherruau, le 22 octobre 2014