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Mama’s the word: Inside Africa’s all-female radio service

To celebrate World Radio Day, New Internationalist profiles the pioneers of Africa’s first all-female radio station, by Chris Matthews.

Filed in: Uganda

Defying Ethiopia’s digital crackdown

The government is trying to ‘shut down’ the internet, but some of Addis Ababa’s young techies are one step ahead. Barney Cullum meets them.

Filed in: Ethiopia

Can Lonmin wash its hands of Marikana’s blood?

Bishop Johannes Seoka takes the mining company to task, nearly five years after the massacre.

Filed in: South Africa

Burundi: time is running out

Diplomacy has failed, and the international media has turned its back. But the crisis is continuing, writes Philip Kleinfeld.

Filed in: Burundi

Sabtenga: modernization knocks on the gates of tradition

Chris Brazier’s full interview with François Moné, the village’s latest Chief.

Filed in: Burkina Faso

Journey's End

Chris Brazier returns to the village in Burkina Faso that he has visited every 10 years since helping to make a film there in 1985.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Society

Map of Sabtenga - and 30 years of change in Burkina Faso

How the village has grown - and some facts about how things have changed.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Society

Great Expectations

Mariama’s sons are all trying to make their way in the wider world. But how do you explain to Africans that the rich world is now shutting its doors to migrants?

Filed in: Burkina Faso Society

The Perils of Charity

When rich and poor worlds collide, money is inevitably a problem.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Poverty Society

Autumn of the Patriarch

The latest instalment in the lives of Adama, his four co-wives and their 26 children.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Society

An Audience with the Chief

Former military pilot François Moné has taken on the traditional role of Chief. He explains how he is using this to pursue the development of the village.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Politics Society

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