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Danish minister says giving Africans birth control will limit migration to...

It wasn’t enough that French President Macron believes Africa is a country, now a Danish minister believes contraceptives are the cure for Africa’s migration...

Detained human rights activists in Tanzania could face “forced anal exams”

Tanzanian police have approached a court seeking an order granting them permission to perform "forced anal tests" on lawyers and activists in custody for...

Kenya rushes to contain cholera outbreak

On Monday Kenya’s ministry of health launched a 21-day plan to contain an outbreak of cholera in Nairobi. More than 336 cases of cholera...

Africa Votes: these are the elections to look out for on...

With no less than five national elections taking place this year, 2017 is going to be an important one for electoral politics in Africa....

Children fall victim to state ineptitude and capitalist land-grab in Kenya

Kenya found its way into the international media for all wrong reasons last week. Images of Kenyan police brutally breaking up a demonstration by young children waving twigs,...

From witnessing conflict to being the first African female judge at...

Africans need to be involved in courts - says Julia Sebutinde, the first African female judge in the United Nations’ International Court of Justice....

Calls for constitutional reforms in Togo

Protests against Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe are intensifying, with a march against the Gnassingbe family’s fifty year rule in the works. The Daily Vox...

Is it over for Africa in the ICC?

Following on from South Africa, Burundi, and The Gambia’s withdrawals from the International Criminal Court (ICC) last year, there is talk about African states...

Africa’s second liberation will be women’s empowerment

The Women Advancing Africa (WAA) Forum launched this weekend in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam with a call on women to take centre...

A letter after visiting hyper-alert Nairobi

TENDAI MARIMA ponders how much has changed in Kenya as a result of the attacks by Al-Shabaab, and whether the increased security measures are...

Coup in Zimbabwe: Confusion and consternation online

On 15 November, Zimbabwean soldiers were deployed on the streets of Harare and seized control of the state broadcaster and several other institutions. This came...

European Governments Play Politics With Refugee Lives

On June 10, Matteo Salvini, Italy's new far-right interior minister, said he would not allow the MV Aquarius to dock on the Italian coast....

How Trump’s #MuslimBan affected one Sudanese PhD student

On 28 January 2017, US president Donald Trump issued an executive order, which restricts immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, suspends the US refugee programme...

Does the rest of Africa feel as removed from the ICC...

The trial of former Ivory Coast president, Laurent Gbagbo is currently underway at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Rumana Akoob reflects on the day...

Understanding the political – and name – situation in The Gambia

This past week, the international community stood astonished as Donald Trump was officially inaugurated as US president, while the same country that elected him...

“I believe that whoever will become Mugabe’s successor will do a...

The past week has been a chaotic and hopeful one for Zimbabwe following a coup that saw masses of Zimbabweans taking to the streets...

Dear Mmusi, getting kicked out of Zambia does not make you...

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane was refused entry into Zambia last week and came across as a hero for trying to support issues...

Editorial: Why should we turn the other cheek?

Between the deaths of 84 South Africans in the collapse of a building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Nigeria,...

Rwanda’s Healthcare Workers Determined To Save The Lives Of Newborn Babies

A new Unicef report reveals a horrifying statistic: in lower-income countries, 27 newborns out of every 1 000 die before they are four weeks old....

Gambian high school robotic team granted US visa at long last

Five teenagers will head over to The Gambia in mid-July for festival.
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