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Teacher-cum-boda-boda driver on his motorcycle carrying students
Teacher-cum-boda-boda driver on his motorcycle carrying students
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Bukudea, Uganda
Bukudea, Uganda

Uganda’s white-collar motorcycle taxi drivers

Ugandan authorities are grappling with a new kind of problem: school teachers dodging classes to operate a motorcycle taxi business. By Joseph Elunya, Bukudea More and more teachers – among the
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) is accompanied by army generals during the parade at the 27th Anniversary of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces at the Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe, 14 August 2007.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) is accompanied by army generals during the parade at the 27th Anniversary of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces at the Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe, 14 August 2007.
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

Young southern Zimbabweans shun the army

Young men and women from Matabeleland in southern Zimbabwe are shunning recruitment in the army, largely because of bitterness over past military atrocities. The so-called Gukurahundi in the early 1980s claimed
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South Sudan's birthday cake
South Sudan South Sudan Article: South Sudan's birthday cake

Article: South Sudan's birthday cake

Today it’s three years ago that the world’s youngest country was born. After decades of struggle, during which an estimated 1.9 million people died, South Sudan broke away from Sudan to become independent.

Foreigners in the DRC
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: Foreigners in the DRC

Article: Foreigners in the DRC

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo intends to count the number of foreigners living on its territory. There’s only one small problem though: the latest reliable demographic statistics are 30 years old.

Article: "Third term for DRC President Kabila will wreak social havoc"

Proposals to review the Democratic Republic of Congo’s constitution to permit President Joseph Kabila to seek a third term of office, if accepted, will only plunge the Congolese further into poverty and insecurity, both his political

Article: Africa: Four reasons skilled workers leave - and how to keep them

As African countries pursue policies designed to encourage economic growth, freer movement of talented people is becoming an increasingly important issue, argues Khalid Koser.

Article: Mobile teachers, doctors and vets improve life in Ethiopia's Somali Region

While mobile services have existed in several forms for decades in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, in recent years the regional government together with various NGOs have led an initiative to substantially increase these services across the

Article: My Song: The life lessons of Prudence Katomeni Mbofana

With a son who is an aspiring musician, Zimbabwean singer Prudence Katomeni Mbofana felt she needed to give him some sort of advice about the industry. 

Article: Unlucky Nigeria ousted by France. Last African participant knocked out of World Cup

Since last night it’s all over for the African squads in the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil. According to AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said, Nigeria had their chances against France in their second round encounter.

Article: We can choose to let 'white' women be

It’s a Saturday. My friends and I are meeting up for a girls' day out in a popular ice cream joint in Kampala. As we are settling in, a ‘white’ woman walks in and takes the next table.

Article: Best and worst of Africa on World Cup stage

While Africa celebrates the success of Nigeria and Algeria, the number of African teams in the knockout stage of the football World Cup could have been greater, argues AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said.