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Thursday 21 August  
To spank or not to spank?
To spank or not to spank?
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Africa,
Africa,

To spank or not to spank?

Spanking or corporal punishment has been a part of African culture for as long as people remember. Today opinions in Africa are divided on whether spanking is helpful or harmful to children.  Some who
Riek Machar (seen left) and Salva Kiir in better times
Riek Machar (seen left) and Salva Kiir in better times
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Juba, South Sudan
Juba, South Sudan

South Sudan: Who’s keeping the war going?

With as many as 1.5 million people displaced by conflict and a worsening humanitarian situation, South Sudan's former Vice President Riek Machar has turned down President Salva Kiir's latest peace offer
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Article: 'Freedom of the press' in Ethiopia

Nine Ethiopian journalists and bloggers, who had been arrested in April, have been charged with terrorism for having links with the US-based Ginbot 7 opposition movement, and for planning attacks.

Article: How Godfrey 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 Godfrey from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe.

Article: Ugandan student forced into porn now under threat

A Ugandan university student who was trafficked and forced to act in porn films vows to continue with the campaign against human trafficking in spite of threats. By Joseph Elunya, Kampala

Article: I'm in love with my teacher

Teachers and high school students are having romantic relationships, whether we want it or not. The question is: is it a bad thing when teachers and their pupils are in love with each other? And should something be done about it?

Article: 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

Article: 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.

Article: Super Malala in Nigeria

This week, Malala Yousafza visited Nigeria in support of the school girls that were kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram three months ago, and their parents.

Article: Making a living as a Zimbabwean poet

Zimbabwean poet Tendai Maduwa doesn’t offer his poetry “free of charge”, as he puts it. “I commercialise my services just like any other artist.” By Jeffrey Moyo, Harare

Article: How Novo in Nigeria 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 Novo from Egbeda in Nigeria.

Article: South Sudanese children starving while aid falling short

Even as aid workers are warning that children in South Sudan are falling victim to mass malnutrition, international agencies are said to be missing their fundraising goals and failing to avert a looming famine in the country.

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THE WORST AFRICAN CHARITY APPEAL VIDEO. EVER.
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My Song: Working ‘the field’ to reap the benefits of being Zimbabwean
Zimbabwean singer Netsayi flipped the script of an old song by fellow...