Community radio - game-changers
Community radio - game-changers

Community radio stations have profoundly changed how people perceive radio in Africa. The stations empower citizens by making them both producers and consumers of information, but they also face serious challenges to their long-term survival.

By Dumisani Moyo 7 hours ago

National broadcasters in Africa: The politics of non-reform
National broadcasters in Africa: The politics of non-reform

The transformation of state broadcasters into public broadcasters as envisaged by the African Charter on Broadcasting has failed. Why is that and what can be done about it?

By Hendrik Bussiek 7 hours ago

Private media struggle against Africa's state-owned Goliaths
Private media struggle against Africa's state-owned Goliaths

Can the rise of private media in Africa scale back the dominance of state-owned media on the continent? That is the hope of many, but the current state of media pluralism and diversity in Africa is not as healthy as it might be.

By Sulemana Braimah 8 hours ago

Social Entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa
Social Entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa

Is social entrepreneurship the new face of development? A recent impact report released by Reach for Change suggests it might be.

8 hours ago

A Declaration that still packs a punch for a free press
A Declaration that still packs a punch for a free press

All too often, declarations remain simply pieces of paper filed away and forgotten. But the Windhoek Declaration is different, and its impact is still being felt today.

By Henry Maina 9 hours ago

The birth of the Windhoek Declaration
The birth of the Windhoek Declaration

GWEN LISTER, founder of The Namibian newspaper, co-chaired the seminar that crafted the Windhoek Declaration. She looks back on that time, when a passion for the profession drove African journalists to demand a freer, more independent press.

By Gwen Lister 10 hours ago

Open data and new technologies: keys to the media's future
Open data and new technologies: keys to the media's future

The future of news likely lies with mobile phones, data and drone journalism. These new technologies turn news into a dialogue and enable new levels of access to data may save lives.

By Stephen Abbott Pugh 10 hours ago

Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality
Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality

Rights such as freedom of expression and access to information are often associated with journalists, but they belong to everyone. It takes strong commitment to ensure they become reality, not just words on paper.

By Pansy Tlakula 11 hours ago

MENA bribery stats
Corruption rampant in North Africa

New Transparency International report shows MENA governments failing to stop corruption as they suppress citizens' voices.

12 hours ago

Africa 'Polio Free' campaign gains momentum
Africa 'Polio Free' campaign gains momentum

MSD, known as Merck & Co in the United States and Canada, has added its voice to the World Health Organization (WHO) campaign to promote the use of vaccines against some of the world's deadliest diseases, and for countries to strengthen immunisation services and systems. World Immunization Week, a global awareness campaign launched by WHO in 2012 and commemorated in the last week of April, aims to promote the use of vaccines to help protect people of all ages against disease.

29 Apr 2016

Love in a time of war in the DRC
Love in a time of war in the DRC

Wits Theatre and the Wits School of Arts Theatre and Performance Studies are presenting the Pulitzer award-winning play Ruined written by Lynn Nottage and directed Megan Willson, about the civil war in the DRC.

29 Apr 2016

MTN Foundation donates sh109m free medical service
MTN Foundation donates sh109m free medical service

MTN, through its social responsibility vehicle called 'MTN Foundation' has donated sh109 million to boost a Rotary health project designed to avail free medical treatment to needy communities. The project dubbed the 'Rotary Family Health Days' (RFHDs), was launched yesterday in partnership with Rotary Uganda, Centenary Bank and the Ministry of Health.

29 Apr 2016

The Guardian Nigeria launches online TV platform
The Guardian Nigeria launches online TV platform

Nigeria's The Guardian newspaper, launched its online TV platform, Guardian TV this week. Guardian TV will provide exclusive video interviews, as well as up-to-the-minute videos from across the world, and will be available on virtually any device that has an internet connection, including personal computers, tablets, smartphones, and Smart TVs.

28 Apr 2016