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African press review 22 May 2015

The row over high heels at the Cannes Film Festival features in the African papers.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in propanda video
21/05/2015 - Africa

Nigerian intelligence chief calls for untangling of Boko Haram funding

Nigeria’s Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) is urging banks to do more to understand who is behind Boko Haram.

African press review 21 May 2015

More than 500 pending cases in Nigeria's military courts, the South African government's U-turn on Gauteng's toll road system, East Africa as the hub for illegal wildlife trade on the continent and ...
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 20 May 2015

We begin with continuing speculation in the Nigerian press about the fate of the more than 200 Chibok girls whose kidnapping by Boko Haram revealed the barbaric designs of the Islamic sect to the ...
'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa

African contemporary art under the hammer ... and the spotlight

A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.

African press review 18 May 2015

The South African police start rounding up the usual suspects in the wake of recent violence against foreigners.
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 14 May 2015

Burundi faces the worst as an army general announces the toppling of President Nkurunziza in a coup.

African press review 13 May 2015

Nigeria's Patience Jonathan sends her critics giggling again after convening a last African First Ladies' summit, while her husband fine tunes his exit from power ahead of Muhammadu Buhari's ...