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Wednesday 17 September  
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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
Nigerian women demonstrate for the girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram
Nigerian women demonstrate for the girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram
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Nairobi, Nigeria
Nairobi, Nigeria

Boko Haram threat dangerously exploited by elites

“In Nigeria, where pursuit of power regularly trumps a sense of responsibility to the citizenry, Boko Haram is used as a political football to score cynical personal and partisan goals.” * The
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Video: My Song: Working ‘the field’ to reap the benefits of being Zimbabwean

Zimbabwean singer Netsayi flipped the script of an old song by fellow countryman and legendary musician Thomas Mapfumo. Her track ‘Sara Regina’ tells the story of Regina who is urged to stay home and work the field.

Article: Northern Nigeria: Looking back on the year 2000 attacks

Did you attend school fearing for your life? Did you have a neighbour who wished he had killed you when he had the chance?

Article: 'Freedom of the press' in Ethiopia

Nine Ethiopian journalists and bloggers, who had been arrested in April, have been charged with terrorism for having links with the US-based Ginbot 7 opposition movement, and for planning attacks.

Article: How Godfrey in Zimbabwe 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 Godfrey from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe.

Article: Ugandan student forced into porn now under threat

A Ugandan university student who was trafficked and forced to act in porn films vows to continue with the campaign against human trafficking in spite of threats. By Joseph Elunya, Kampala

Article: I'm in love with my teacher

Teachers and high school students are having romantic relationships, whether we want it or not. The question is: is it a bad thing when teachers and their pupils are in love with each other? And should something be done about it?

Article: Uganda’s white-collar motorcycle taxi drivers

Ugandan authorities are grappling with a new kind of problem: school teachers dodging classes to operate a motorcycle taxi business. By Joseph Elunya, Bukudea

Article: Young southern Zimbabweans shun the army

Young men and women from Matabeleland in southern Zimbabwe are shunning recruitment in the army, largely because of bitterness over past military atrocities.

Article: Super Malala in Nigeria

This week, Malala Yousafza visited Nigeria in support of the school girls that were kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram three months ago, and their parents.

Article: Making a living as a Zimbabwean poet

Zimbabwean poet Tendai Maduwa doesn’t offer his poetry “free of charge”, as he puts it. “I commercialise my services just like any other artist.” By Jeffrey Moyo, Harare

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...