Picture dated 12 June 1994 showing an Interahamwe Hutu militiaman holding a machete in Gitarama, center Rwanda.
Between 1992 and 1994, the former regime is said to have imported 581 tonnes of machetes into Rwanda. This figure appears to establish that the genocide was planned. But is this number accurate?
Farmhouse near Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Agricultural investments could play a role in reducing poverty and improving food security.
A Fulani herdsman tends to his cattle at Kachia grazing reserve, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
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Beyond the struggle for land and water, new triggers of conflict between farmers and herders have emerged in northern Nigeria.
Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja is filmed during an impromptu meeting on the streets of the capital.
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Social media reach is greatest among younger voters, who have integrated online platforms more closely into their personal lives.
Residents of Kibera slum carry jerrycans to fill them with water from a bowser.
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Despite high prices, poor quality and inconvenience, Kenya's urban poor continued to buy water from private vendors because it's still their best option.
Former South African government minister Nomvula Mokonyane, a leading member of the ruling ANC, at the commission probing grand corruption.
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Corruption has been a constant feature of South African political life for much of the past 350 years; solutions will also take time.
Members of the Oromo community in the United States march in protest after the killing of musician and revolutionary Hachalu Hundessa in June 2020.
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There needs to be greater clarity on the nature of the crisis for an informed and meaningful intervention.
Data on food prices are crucial for political and economic stability but are not easily accessible.
Woman working in field
Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets.
AirQo monitoring system on a ‘boda boda’.
Kampala, like many other cities in sub-Saharan Africa, has a critical data gap on the scale and magnitude of air pollution.
School students participate in a national quiz in South Africa.
Students feel a generational responsibility to challenge racial stereotypes, a study finds.
Joao Lourenco, president of Angola. His promise to hold municipal elections this year has come to naught.
Citizens have been denied their right to elect officials at the grassroots and this has allowed the central government to maintain rigid control of the country's regions.
African leaders at the 33rd African Union Heads of State Summit at the headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February 2020.
The Africa peace and security posture is not everything it was intended to be, but it is credited with a number of success stories.
Tundu Lissu reacts to supporters as he returns home after three years in exile.
A united opposition could create enough momentum to unseat incumbent John Magufuli from power.
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned.
Mali's precarious political situation has been the subject of ECOWAS resolution attempts for months
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Her new book "This Mournable Body" was announced as a Booker Prize contender just days before her arrest for protesting against a government clampdown.
Malian Air Force deputy chief of staff Ismael Wague (centre) speaks during a press conference on August 19, 2020.
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The transition to a civilian government won't be smooth.
A demonstrator stands with a sign reading: “Demands: sack the local authority, disarm militias, protect citizens, cattle, and farmland, and end friction between farmers and shepherds”, during a protest in Central Darfur.
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The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya.
Welcoming Senegal’s President Macky Sall at Sochi International Airport before the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit.
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A more explicit emphasis on the national interest may encourage donor countries to play ‘the long game’ in Africa.
Kenya’s founding president Jomo Kenyatta attends a ceremony in 1964 in Nairobi.
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Far from the myth of the omnipotent father of the nation, big man or dictator, the Kenyan presidential system was built on divisions and uncertainty.
Kenya’s Daily Nation headline condemning the 2007 post-election violence.
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The occurrence of violence in Kenya is a joint production between political elites and ordinary citizens.