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Thursday 18 September  
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Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria

Speaking my mother tongue? No thanks, English please!

Africa, with all its diverse cultures, boasts more than 2000 languages, which is almost one third of the world’s native languages according to the United Nations. But these languages are gradually
Nigerian women demonstrate for the girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram
Nigerian women demonstrate for the girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram
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Nairobi, Nigeria
Nairobi, Nigeria

Boko Haram threat dangerously exploited by elites

“In Nigeria, where pursuit of power regularly trumps a sense of responsibility to the citizenry, Boko Haram is used as a political football to score cynical personal and partisan goals.” * The
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Video: My Song: Dreaming of money to buy dreams

It’s an old and well-known saying: ‘Money makes the world go round’. And although a stack of dollar bills might not be able to solve all the problems in the world, it can be very helpful indeed.

Article: Ugandan teenagers born with HIV

For many sexually active young people, HIV/AIDS is a threat, an infectious, potentially lethal disease they should protect themselves against. But what if you were born with HIV?

Article: The activist artists of South Sudan

South Sudan’s burgeoning music industry has recently produced two what you might call activist music videos.

Article: Zimbabwean cartoons make leap from YouTube to silver screen

The Bulawayo Show, a series of animated cartoons, started as a hobby for Zimbabwean animator Brucik Lungovich. Now thanks to social media acclaim, his comedic episodes are taking off as a viable commercial venture.

Video: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN KENYA IS A SIGN OF LOVE

Several male MPs in Kenya are up in arms at the proposed Protection Against Domestic Violence Bill. According to critics, parts of the bill infringe on Kenyan culture. Are they right? Or are certain parts of African culture now obsolete?

Article: DRC and Rwanda settle border issues

This week a team of experts from the DRC and Rwanda set out to demarcate their common land border by identifying the boundary stones, based on the data from a 1911 draft agreement between the two colonizing powers at the time, Belgium and G

Article: Building public trust is key in fighting Ebola

Ivory Coast fears to become the next West African country that will be hit by the present Ebola epidemic, which has claimed at least 1,135 lives so far in countries like Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria.

Article: How Grace in Zimbabwe surfs the web

How do you surf the web? RNW posed this question to readers around the world. This week we bring you an interactive portrait of Grace from Harare, Zimbabwe.

Article: Uganda’s first female coach of the women’s football team

Women playing football has become more accepted in Uganda over the past 15 years. Since 2007, the national women’s team even has a female coach, Majidah Nantanda.

Article: Ugandan street children refuse to return home

Gulu Town in northern Uganda has an increasing number of street children, some as young as age seven, who are unable to return home – or simply refuse to.