Al-Jazeera, already a mainstay in Africa, has announced plans to launch a Swahili-language news network next year based in Nairobi, where Al-Jazeera English already has an East African bureau.
A Zambian reality show is offering those who practice the world's oldest profession a second chance by taking them off the streets -- and perhaps putting one lucky winner into a wedding gown.
On a continent where strife and division are more common than togetherness, "Big Brother Africa," while remaining controversial, has struck a chord with viewers hoping to move beyond borders.
The celebrations ran deep into the night in Juba, the capital of the newly independent South Sudan, after the country declared its independence July 9.
Frustrated by the difficulty of accessing quality African content abroad, a group of Ghanaian entrepreneurs have teamed up to launch a service they've dubbed the African Hulu.
On a sweltering afternoon in the dusty capital of Burkina Faso, a group of students gather in a small courtyard, excitedly talking about camera angles and scripts.
A fast-paced gangster pic is putting a war-torn country back on the map after a long hiatus from international screens.
Nearly two decades after its screen went dark, the last of African nation Chad's movie theaters has once again opened its doors with the help of two local helmers.
For eight days last month, thousands of spectators gathered in Ouagadougou to watch the best of African film at the biannual Fespaco film festival.
Five years before "Living in Bondage" introduced Nigerians to the filmmaking style that would one day spawn Nollywood, Ghanaian filmmakers had already begun experimenting with similar video…