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Monday 20 October  
In Rwandan culture children don’t necessarily bear the surname of their father
In Rwandan culture children don’t necessarily bear the surname of their father
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Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

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. The Lower House of Parliament has just voted in favour of
Liza Kamikazi
Liza Kamikazi
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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. Liza decided to pen down her words and write
Kissing cops
Kissing cops
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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. Asumba Mwasumbi and Veronic Mdeme were fired on the grounds of gross
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Article: Irresponsible HIV reporting in Kenya

Newspaper coverage of the latest Kenyan HIV statistics has tended to sketch a doomsday scenario – for which there is no evidence.

Article: US military joins Ebola response in West Africa

The US military over the weekend formally began to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Article: 9 things we should know about the African Court of Justice and Human Rights

There are three rather negative and six fairly positive aspects about the future African Court of Justice and Human Rights. Our reporter Sophie van Leeuwen has listed them below.

Article: How Emeka 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 Emeka in Lagos, Nigeria.

Video: My Song: Dreaming of money to buy dreams

It’s an old and well-known saying: ‘Money makes the world go round’. And although a stack of dollar bills might not be able to solve all the problems in the world, it can be very helpful indeed.

Article: Ugandan teenagers born with HIV

For many sexually active young people, HIV/AIDS is a threat, an infectious, potentially lethal disease they should protect themselves against. But what if you were born with HIV?

Article: The activist artists of South Sudan

South Sudan’s burgeoning music industry has recently produced two what you might call activist music videos.

Article: Zimbabwean cartoons make leap from YouTube to silver screen

The Bulawayo Show, a series of animated cartoons, started as a hobby for Zimbabwean animator Brucik Lungovich. Now thanks to social media acclaim, his comedic episodes are taking off as a viable commercial venture.

Video: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN KENYA IS A SIGN OF LOVE

Several male MPs in Kenya are up in arms at the proposed Protection Against Domestic Violence Bill. According to critics, parts of the bill infringe on Kenyan culture. Are they right? Or are certain parts of African culture now obsolete?

Article: 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 powers at the time, Belgium and G

Video highlights

My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper
For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa...
My Song: Facing the roaring lion
Yves Nzeyimana Kana, lead singer of Afro-rock band Trezzor from Rwanda,...