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Nicholas Opiyo appears with anti-gay pastor Martin Ssempa at the constitutional court hearing in Kampala, 30 July 2014.
30/07/2014 - Uganda - Interview

We’ll have Uganda’s anti-gay law struck down at the constitutional court, lawyer

Ugandan activists began their fight on Wednesday at the constitutional court in Kampala to have the country’s controversial anti-gay laws overturned.

Staff preparing food for patients at Doctors Without Borders' Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. 20 July 2014.
29/07/2014 - Interview - Ebola

Expert analysis of west Africa's response to Ebola outbreak

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the country's land borders as her government struggles to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

Anon_0x03 posted several tweets on Major Chirchir's account
25/07/2014 - Report: Kenya - Anonymous

Kenyan army ‘good target’ for cyber attacks and we’ll carry out more, says Anonymous

Hacktivist group Anonymous may carry out more cyber attacks against the Kenyan government, one of its members has told RFI.

Google's BebaPay card uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to make transactions
21/07/2014 - Interview

Kenya's cash vs cashless minibus payment battle over by end of year, says Google

The rollout of a innovative new cashless payment system for minibuses in Kenya has been delayed, in what's seen as a fight between new technology and the infamous Matatus.

Jacqueline Mugo, Business Africa, Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister, Arnaud Montebourg, French Economy Minister and Lionel Zinsou, PAI Partners (from L to R). 15 July 2014
16/07/2014 - Interview

'Boom time in Africa' says private equity leader at Franco-African foundation launch

Entrepreneurs and financiers gathered in Paris on Tuesday for the launch of the Franco-African Foundation for Growth.

Sata addresses the UN General Assembly in New York, 24 September 2013.
10/07/2014 - Zambia - Interview

Zambian opposition awaiting outcome of President Sata health court case

A Zambian court is examining a request to have doctors assess the health of Zambian President Michael Sata.

Andargachew Tsige appears in prison on Ethiopian television
09/07/2014 - Interview - Ethiopia

Opposition leader to face the "consequences" despite British nationality, says Ethiopian government

Ginbot 7 opposition leader Andargachew Tsige has appeared on Ethiopian state television in prison following his extradition from Yemen.

View of Mount Meru from the centre of Arusha, a popular tourist destination.
08/07/2014 - Interview

Tanzania: Attack in Arusha carried out by Tanzanians, says Home Affairs Minister

Police have arrested two nationals in connection with a bomb attack against an Indian restaurant in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha, which left eight people injured late on Monday.

Andargachew Tsige, Secretary General, Ginbot 7
08/07/2014 - Ethiopia - Yemen - UK

UK must ‘stand up’ for Ethiopia opposition leader extradited from Yemen, says Ginbot 7 group

Ethiopian opposition group Ginbot 7 have urged the UK government to do more to ensure the safety of an exiled Ethiopian opposition leader who was recently deported from Yemen to Ethiopia.

Peter Mutharika became Malawi's fifth president in May's elections replacing incumbent Joyce Banda. File photo: 14 November 2013
06/07/2014 - Malawi

Malawi's 50 years of independence: A 'maturing democracy' is not enough, says analyst

Malawi celebrated 50 years of freedom from colonial rule on Sunday with an event in the capital Lilongwe marking independence from Britain.