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Friday 31 October  
Solange Lusiku Nsimire
Solange Lusiku Nsimire
Bukavu, Congo (Kinshasa)
Bukavu, Congo (Kinshasa)

Solange Lusiku: “At Le Souverain we know no fear”

On October 22 Solange Lusiku Nsimire, chief editor of Le Souverain, a newspaper published in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), received the Courage in Journalism Award from the International
Anti-Ebola banner on a car in Monrovia, Liberia
Anti-Ebola banner on a car in Monrovia, Liberia

Ebola threatens food security in West Africa

The widespread outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has resulted in over 4,500 deaths so far, is also threatening to trigger a food crisis in the three countries already plagued by poverty and hunger. By
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Article: What if a Rwandan husband were to take his wife’s surname?

In Rwanda, if the new ‘law governing persons and families’ is proclaimed, a husband will be able to take his wife’s surname.

Video: My Song: Liza Kamizazi’s gift to Rwanda’s next generation

When Rwandan singer Liza Kamikazi was about to adopt a baby boy, she was thinking about what kind of advice to give him, once she would be able to call him her son.

Kissing cops
Tanzania Tanzania Article: Kissing cops

Article: Kissing cops

Three police officers in Tanzania got the sack after a photo of two of them kissing, which was posted on social media, went viral.

Article: Kenyans behaving badly at the ICC

Last week on Wednesday, the unfathomable happened: President Uhuru Kenyatta personally attended his ICC status conference.

Article: Working for the Chinese in Zimbabwe

Over 300,000 teenage school leavers in Zimbabwe are currently working for Chinese shop-owners. One of them, Meagan Ngwenya, claims to be heavily exploited. By Jeffrey Moyo

Article: In Goma people are “prepared to die for the constitution”

For many weeks, associations, church groups and political parties in the DRC have been mobilising citizens to protest against changes to the constitution which would – among other things – allow President Joseph Kabila a third t

Article: “Love overcomes racial discrimination”

Very few Batwa would dare declare their love for a girl from a different Burundi ethnic group than their own.

Article: Kenyatta’s Hague speech: “God bless Kenya, God bless the ICC”

Once again, the Kenyan national anthem was sung at the International Criminal Court. After the ICC Status Conference ended, supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta rushed outside into the rain to hail their leader.

Article: A life of gambling: Sports betting in Uganda

They say life is always a gamble, but can you make a living out of gambling?  Many young people have taken up sports betting in Kampala, Uganda.

Video: My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper

For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa is far from perfect. In Tanzania, for example, albinos have been killed and their body parts used for religious practices.