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The first white president
The first white president
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Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

The first white president

In 2009, Barack Hussein Obama II became America's first black president. Although it would be more appropriate to speak of a mixed race president, since Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, who passed away in
Solange Lusiku Nsimire
Solange Lusiku Nsimire
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Bukavu, Congo (Kinshasa)
Bukavu, Congo (Kinshasa)

Solange Lusiku: “At Le Souverain we know no fear”

On October 22 Solange Lusiku Nsimire, chief editor of Le Souverain, a newspaper published in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), received the Courage in Journalism Award from the International
Anti-Ebola banner on a car in Monrovia, Liberia
Anti-Ebola banner on a car in Monrovia, Liberia
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Ebola threatens food security in West Africa

The widespread outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has resulted in over 4,500 deaths so far, is also threatening to trigger a food crisis in the three countries already plagued by poverty and hunger. By
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Article: LGBT visibility in Africa also brings backlash

Twenty years ago, the African LGBT movement was practically invisible. But now that it is, LGBT people are met with more resistance than before. Gay rights activists however see the bright side.

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?

Video highlights

My Song: Liza Kamizazi’s gift to Rwanda’s next generation
When Rwandan singer Liza Kamikazi was about to adopt a baby boy, she was...
My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper
For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa...