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Rwandan media: The offender and victim of the genocide

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Rwanda genocide, which killed nearly one-in-seven people in the small African nation. Today, there is continuing debate about the role of the news media in the calamity – from the role local broadcasters and newspapers played in fuelling ethnic hatred, to concerns that the shallowness of international coverage in the early days contributed to the lethargic international response.

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New Grants to Support African Business Reporting

The African Media Initiative (AMI) has announced new funding opportunities for business and technology stories in its pan-African journalism competition. The African Story Challenge is inviting applications from individual journalists and newsrooms with unique story ideas or projects on business and technology that can only be produced with substantial support.

By AMI, 3 March 2014

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A difficult fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria

Boko Haram has proved resilient despite government’s crackdown on the deadly islamist group in the northern parts of Nigeria. But as that country’s government seeks to deal with the terrorism quagmire posed by the group, with their source of funding and logistics support coming under scrutiny, Boko Haram’s demands point to a long battle ahead.

By Theophilus Abbah, 27 Sep 2013, The Africa Report

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