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Wednesday 20 August  
To spank or not to spank?
To spank or not to spank?
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Africa,
Africa,

To spank or not to spank?

Spanking or corporal punishment has been a part of African culture for as long as people remember. Today opinions in Africa are divided on whether spanking is helpful or harmful to children.  Some who
Riek Machar (seen left) and Salva Kiir in better times
Riek Machar (seen left) and Salva Kiir in better times
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Juba, South Sudan
Juba, South Sudan

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
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Article: My Song: The life lessons of Prudence Katomeni Mbofana

With a son who is an aspiring musician, Zimbabwean singer Prudence Katomeni Mbofana felt she needed to give him some sort of advice about the industry. 

Article: Unlucky Nigeria ousted by France. Last African participant knocked out of World Cup

Since last night it’s all over for the African squads in the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil. According to AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said, Nigeria had their chances against France in their second round encounter.

Article: We can choose to let 'white' women be

It’s a Saturday. My friends and I are meeting up for a girls' day out in a popular ice cream joint in Kampala. As we are settling in, a ‘white’ woman walks in and takes the next table.

Article: Best and worst of Africa on World Cup stage

While Africa celebrates the success of Nigeria and Algeria, the number of African teams in the knockout stage of the football World Cup could have been greater, argues AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said.

Article: Meditating presidents

Never show a snoozing president on television. NTV, a Ugandan TV station learned that lesson the hard way, when it was banned from covering presidential events which it said showed Uganda President Yoweri Museveni dozing off in parliament.

Article: Problems on and off pitch hurt Black Stars

It's the first time in three football World Cup finals that Ghana has failed to proceed to the second round.

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?

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...
My Song: Working ‘the field’ to reap the benefits of being Zimbabwean
Zimbabwean singer Netsayi flipped the script of an old song by fellow...