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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
Second-hand clothes trade in the streets of Harare
Second-hand clothes trade in the streets of Harare
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Harare, Netherlands
Harare, Netherlands

Making a living in Zimbabwe by smuggling second-hand clothes

In Zimbabwe, where at least 450 people become unemployed every week, finding a formal job proves to be impossible for many youths. Some have resorted to smuggling second-hand clothes from Mozambique to make a
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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: Zimbabwe opposition politics out of touch with the youth

The shortfalls exhibited by Zimbabwe’s opposition parties have only served to discourage youths from participating in politics.

Article: Teaching science in the Ugandan countryside

A group of young university graduates wanted to promote the teaching of science to students living in rural regions.

South Sudan famine
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Article: South Sudan famine

According to a top UN official South Sudan is facing a "humanitarian catastrophe". A famine is looming with almost 4 million people facing food insecurity.

Video: AFRICA'S MOST FEARLESS REPORTER!?

The West tells us Africa is big news, but whenever big news happens outside Africa, the continent gets forgotten.

Article: Circumcision in Zimbabwe: 'I don't want my item chopped off'

Circumcision is being pushed in many African countries as a means to help reduce HIV infection and the risk of cervical cancer.

Article: How Ale in South Sudan 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 Ale in Juba, South Sudan.

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
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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.

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...