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African press review 25 May 2015

Burundi, Nigeria and South Sudan are all making headlines this morning. South Africa is suffering from a shortage of medicines, including antiretrovirals, in state-run hospitals and clinics.

African press review 23 May 2015

The Kenyan press celebrates a beatification event in the central highlands, while the South African media says Johannesburg is illegally cutting off residents’ water supply.

Uber faces competition from other smartphone apps in Nairobi, Kenya
20/05/2015 - Kenya

Taxi war looms in Nairobi as startups take on Uber

A taxi war is looming in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, where startups are hoping to outdo Uber, the global transportation network.

African press review 19 May 2015

The strike slowing construction work at a South African electricity plant appears to be losing steam. The African National Congress wants no truck with hostile journalists.
Gay and lesbian community demonstrates in Nairobi
16/05/2015 - Africa

World observes anti-homophobia day, but not Africa

Nations all over the world are observing Sunday a day of solidarity with gays and lesbians.

African press review 15 May 2015

Are tourists being scared away from South Africa by the visa regulations? What can sub-Saharan Africa do to improve the way countries use human resources? And what's really going on in Burundi?

Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh: China "welcome"
11/05/2015 - DJIBOUTI

'Historic' Chinese military base to open in Horn of Africa

China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, an historic development that would see the US and China each have bases in the small nation that guards the entrance to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.

Kenya is the best among the bad ones when it comes to press freedom, activist
09/05/2015 - African Media

Kenya is the best among the bad ones when it comes to press freedom, activist

In this week's African Media, RFI takes a look at press freedom in Kenya, the "best among the bad ones" as Patrick Mutahi, an activist with Article 19, puts it.

African press review 9 May 2015

South Africa's national electricity company is fighting on two fronts. There's another suicide attack at a third-level college in Nigeria's north-east.

African press review 8 May 2015

Burundi continues to dominate continental front pages, with the African Union warning that current conditions are not conducive to the holding of the elections scheduled to take place later this ...