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Drought and high temperatures have wreaked havoc on the maize crop in Zimbabwe
05/02/2016 - ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe's Mugabe declares state of emergency over drought

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster after a drought hit rural parts of the country.
Zambia's supporters
20/01/2016 - Football

CHAN 2016: Zambia 1 - 0 Zimbabwe

Isaac Chansa's volley gave Zambia victory over Zimbabwe in their opening match of group D on Tuesday.

African press review 20 January 2015

Did you know that Africa is smaller on maps than it is in real life? Or that Apple and Sony might be linked to a child labour scandal?

African press review 14 January 2015

Tanzania's economy is doing very nicely, thank you, mainly due to a construction and mining boom.
Robert Mugabe during his birthday party, February 2015
29/12/2015 - Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe teachers paid too late for Christmas after threatening to strike

In an effort to stave off a national teachers strike, the Zimbabwean government released funds on Tuesday to pay teachers who had gone without pay during the holiday season, says the largest teachers ...
Elections, coups and human rights progress across Africa
22/12/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Elections, coups and human rights progress across Africa

RFI’s Nancy Fleming takes a look back at some of 2015’s biggest stories on the African continent.

Dan Carter, who has won rugby union's world player of the year award three times, played his first competitive match for Racing 92 on Saturday.
13/12/2015 - rugby

Dan Carter begins life in France with victory

Six weeks ago Dan Carter turned on the style as he guided New Zealand to triumph over Australia in the final of the rugby union World Cup at Twickenham.

African press review 13 October 2015

Thuli Madonsela and Jacob Zuma are back in the wars according to the front page of South African financial paper, BusinessDay. Botswana is going to spend its way out of budget difficulties.
Coding for Africa
03/10/2015 - African Media

Coding for Africa

In this week's African Media, RFI takes a look at Code for Africa. Stephen Abbott Pugh, an ICFJ Knight fellow working with Code for Africa, talks about the initiative and how it aims to fund various open-data projects across Africa, enable data journalism and make more information available to the general public.


African press review 17 September 2015

The troubled situation in Burkina Faso is attracting editorial attention across Africa, even if the papers all seem to be sharing the same morsels of reliable information.