[HRW] Today, Ethiopia’s ruling coalition announced it would release political prisoners and close the infamous Maekelawi detention center in the capital, Addis Ababa.
[Ethiopian Herald] In Ethiopia, something has gone very wrong with the use of social media.
[UNFPA] Windhoek -In many ways, Lelanie Basson is the picture of an empowered woman. But the best-selling Namibian author and entrepreneur remembers darker times: an abusive relationship that turned her life upside down. “He would threaten my life and that of my son.
[Ensia] Early in December 2012, a South Korean vessel called the Premier entered the Indian Ocean to fish. In West Africa, authorities knew that the boat had been fishing illegally in Liberian waters before it made its way to Africa’s other coast. That raised the ire of East African countries, which weren’t keen to welcome a lawbreaker into their seas.
[Nation] Mark Zuckerberg is a smooth salesman, as you would expect from someone who heads a corporation that has managed to attract a billion people to its network within a few short years.
No turning back “IF THERE is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion,” Edmond de Goncourt, a French writer, once said.
[Al Jazeera] Egyptian writers, artists and filmmakers have launched a public campaign for greater freedom of creativity and expression following the jailing of a novelist on charges of violating “public modesty” through his writing.
[Digital Content Africa] Africa’s film-makers need to use all the new media tricks in the tool box to attract both funding and attention. Nick Wilson’s adult animation series My Child: Teenage Mutant Azanians has been several years in the works but looks set to break through
[SAIIA] The 22nd of March every year marks international Water Day. As the world celebrates its most important life-giving natural resource, it is important to take stock of Africa’s water challenges and opportunities. Water is the pre-condition for life and the sustainable management of water is fundamental to achieving Africa’s development goals.
[The Herald] While statistics show fairly fast growth in deliveries, to over one tonne a month worth around $38 million at yesterday’s price, with a third from panners and small-scale miners, some of this growth is because most producers are now delivering their gold rather than selling it to smugglers and others trying to avoid official channels.