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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: 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.

Article: Ivorian football is now a tool for political rehabilitation

In the last two decades, the successes and failures of the Ivorian national football team have become an established tool for the political leaders of Ivory Coast to strengthen their sagging reputations.

Article: Young drug addicts in Zimbabwe

In recent years, the use of drugs has been on the increase among youths in Africa.

Article: Second World Cup round looks long way off for Ghana

AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said looks at Ghana’s chances of reaching the second stage of the football World Cup in Brazil. There isn’t much hope. “They could not have made a worse start.”

Article: "What's wrong with an African Spring?"

Africans have the right to protest, says Maina Kiai, the first United Nations special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. “We have the ability to change our governments peacefully.”

Video highlights

THE WORST AFRICAN CHARITY APPEAL VIDEO. EVER.
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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...