Demonstrators in Kenya staged a mock funeral and threw cow's blood wrapped in polythene bags at parliamentary buildings, protesting against the decision by members of parliament (MPs) to increase their own salaries.

Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO), a group representing lesbians, gays and bisexuals in Botswana has taken the government to the country's high court, appealing a decision by the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs not to register their association, Africa Review reported.

The Sub-Saharan nation of Nigeria is expected to become the world’s fourth most populous country by 2050, with 400 million people. That’s an addition of 11,000 people a day.

Nearly two decades after the genocide, Rwanda has enacted laws that guarantee freedom of information and the media's self-regulation. But, asks our blogger, where does this leave the country’s careful and considered journalists?

Social media offered the promise of honest news and dissemination of information, free from corporate interference. We believe the blogs we read are from the grassroots; from people who sincerely want to convey their point of view. Global Voices is a great example of this in practice, Ghana Bloggers another.

Kenyans online have reacted angrily at a CNN story about an unnamed militia group supposedly preparing to cause mayhem in its Rift Valley region in the election period.



The story shows four people whose faces are obscured carrying what the reporter, Nima Elbagir, describes as “guns fashioned from iron piping, home-made swords and bullets bought from the black market”.


In the past week, 14 foreigners have been kidnapped in northern Nigeria and Cameroon in two separate attacks. No group has claimed responsibility for the second attack. Ansaru, a splinter group of Boko Haram, claimed responsibility for the first attack and could be responsible for the second since, unlike Boko Haram, it has a history of kidnapping foreign nationals.

Ethiopia on Friday banned three civic organisations accusing them of doing 'illegal religious activities.'