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Friday 1 August  
During Ramadan, Muslims help each other, offer each other food and eat twice daily, once before sunrise and once after sunset.
During Ramadan, Muslims help each other, offer each other food and eat twice daily, once before sunrise and once after sunset.
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Ngozi, Burundi
Ngozi, Burundi

“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. But for some people in Burundi it’s just the
Nairobi slum
Nairobi slum
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Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

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. Elizabeth is trying to come to terms with motherhood, and has
RNW invited gay rights activists from seven countries around the world to participate in the Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014
RNW invited gay rights activists from seven countries around the world to participate in the Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014
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Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

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
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Video: YOWERI MUSEVENI MEDITATING NOT SLEEPING!

Ugandan television station, NTV Uganda, has received a government ban from broadcasting any presidential events.

Article: Super Eagles give hope to Nigeria's displaced

Many Nigerians families in Benué State are living with hunger and discomfort in displacement camps after fleeing attacks on their ancestral homes by Fulani herdsmen.

Article: Unfolding humanitarian disaster in Zimbabwe

When the Tokwe-Mukosi dam wall in the Chivi basin region in Zimbabwe breached in early January of this year, the government had found a perfect excuse to expel 18,000 people who had been living there since they were born.

Article: Domestic violence in Nigeria: "I’m only with him because of our children, I don't feel anything for him."

Domestic violence is something that happens all over the world, but in many societies in Africa it’s just swept under the carpet. Should police or neighbors intervene? Or is it a private matter between two individuals?

Article: Prostitution: the downside of UN presence in Uganda

Prostitution is rampant in Entebbe with UN personnel providing much of the demand and young girls being the supply. But the root cause remains youth unemployment.

Article: Cameroon end World Cup with a whimper

Three matches, three defeats, and Cameroon are out of the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil.

Video: My Song: Patience Musa's road to self-discovery

After going through disappointing relationships with friends and business partners, Zimbabwean jazz singer Patience Musa realized that in life you simply can’t completely trust everyone. 

Article: Ivory Coast still in running for World Cup

AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said thinks that The Elephants still stand a chance of making it to the second round of the football World Cup in Brazil. In the last group game, Ivory Coast take on Greece.

Video: DRAGONS' DEN (BOKO HARAM EDITION)

Boko Haram's attacks across Nigeria continue relentlessly. Their brazen kidnap of over 200 school girls from Chibok in northern Nigerian made headlines everywhere.

Article: World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day. Established by the United Nations in 2001, World Refugee Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.

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My Song: Dropping rhymes to promote girl power
At age 7, Congolese rapper Oracle was forced to leave her parental home in...
My Song: Patience Musa's road to self-discovery
After going through disappointing relationships with friends and business...
DRAGONS' DEN (BOKO HARAM EDITION)
Boko Haram's attacks across Nigeria continue relentlessly. Their brazen...