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Monday 22 September  
language diversity
language diversity
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Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

Our native languages matter too

What’s in a name? What’s in a language? When I was growing up, I was very proud of my name. Shaun is a good-sounding name I think; very international, and it fits into the Anglo-Saxon tradition
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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
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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.

Article: Laurent Gbagbo and the Ice Bucket Challenge

Ivorian cartoonist Roland Polman tries to imagine what would happen if the former president of his country, Laurent Gbagbo, were to participate in this summer's craze: the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Video: THE WORLD'S MOST LETHAL EPIDEMIC IS NOT EBOLA, IT'S THIS…

The spread of Ebola across West Africa is sad and shocking, but there's something far worse going on according to Ikenna. And that's how fast the BLAME for the disease is spreading.

Article: Using photo therapy to exorcise violence in Ivory Coast

In Ivory Coast, with presidential elections coming up next year, violence threatens to re-emerge.

Article: To spank or not to spank?

Spanking or corporal punishment has been a part of African culture for as long as people remember.

Article: 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 – to incorporate the re

Article: South Africa: (no) Canaan for young Zimbabweans

At age 14, Dambudzo Zijena crossed illegally into South Africa from Zimbabwe in the hopes of finding greener pastures. Six years later, he’s back in Zimbabwe after finding little that resembled his dreams. By Jeffrey Moyo, Harare

Article: How to stop Ebola from spreading?

The Ebola virus continues to claim lives in West Africa. According to the latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 1,848 cases reported with 1,013 deaths.

Article: My Song: Walking away from the love of your life

When Zimbabwean R&B singer Nyasha Timbe’s girlfriend left for the UK, he felt somewhat abandoned. For two years they held on strong, calling each other almost every day and trying to maintain their relationship.

Video highlights

My Song: Bringing down the system with hip hop
Senegalese rapper Didier Awadi is considered as one of Africa's hip hop...
My Song: Dreaming of money to buy dreams
It’s an old and well-known saying: ‘Money makes the world go...
THE WORLD'S MOST LETHAL EPIDEMIC IS NOT EBOLA, IT'S THIS…
The spread of Ebola across West Africa is sad and shocking, but there's...