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Saturday 30 August  
Cartoon of the week
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Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

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
Ebola awareness poster in Abidjan reading ‘The risk Ebola is still there. Let us apply the protective measures together’.
Ebola awareness poster in Abidjan reading ‘The risk Ebola is still there. Let us apply the protective measures together’.
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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
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Showing items for Africa on RNW

Article: Young Burundian ex-hacker with a genial idea

Chris Irakoze, 24, launched a computer application for skimming through the Burundi news in one second. His invention is the result of a lot of research, curiosity and also… hacking. By Armel-Gilbert Bukeyeneza, Bujumbura

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014

Article: Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014

At the height of summer, Amsterdam is the gay centre of the world. And RNW will be standing up for sexual rights and human rights at Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014 (July 26 – August 2).

Article: “I fast all year round, except during Ramadan”

The period of fasting observed by Muslims has ended. Thirty days of prayer and constant dedication to Allah, with no food or drink from sunrise to sunset.

Article: Kenya: gang rape victim wished for her child's death

During the 2007/8 post-election violence in Kenya, Elizabeth fell victim to gang rape. As a result, she became mother of Neema, now six years old.

Article: Stop the gay-bashing. Africa should focus on other things

RNW Blogger Shaun Matsheza explains why he believes that 'what every raging homophobe needs is to sit down and talk to someone who is on the receiving end of their vitriol.'  By Shaun Matsheza, Hilversum

Video: My Song: Working ‘the field’ to reap the benefits of being Zimbabwean

Zimbabwean singer Netsayi flipped the script of an old song by fellow countryman and legendary musician Thomas Mapfumo. Her track ‘Sara Regina’ tells the story of Regina who is urged to stay home and work the field.

Article: Northern Nigeria: Looking back on the year 2000 attacks

Did you attend school fearing for your life? Did you have a neighbour who wished he had killed you when he had the chance?

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

Video highlights

THE WORST AFRICAN CHARITY APPEAL VIDEO. EVER.
South Sudan is expected to experience one of the worst famines of all time...
AFRICA'S MOST FEARLESS REPORTER!?
The West tells us Africa is big news, but whenever big news happens outside...