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Tuesday 21 October  
In Rwandan culture children don’t necessarily bear the surname of their father
In Rwandan culture children don’t necessarily bear the surname of their father
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Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

What if a Rwandan husband were to take his wife’s surname?

In Rwanda, if the new ‘law governing persons and families’ is proclaimed, a husband will be able to take his wife’s surname. The Lower House of Parliament has just voted in favour of
Liza Kamikazi
Liza Kamikazi
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Liza Kamizazi’s gift to Rwanda’s next generation

When Rwandan singer Liza Kamikazi was about to adopt a baby boy, she was thinking about what kind of advice to give him, once she would be able to call him her son. Liza decided to pen down her words and write
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Article: My Song: Walking away from the love of your life

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Article: Teaching science in the Ugandan countryside

A group of young university graduates wanted to promote the teaching of science to students living in rural regions.

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Article: South Sudan famine

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The West tells us Africa is big news, but whenever big news happens outside Africa, the continent gets forgotten.

Article: Circumcision in Zimbabwe: 'I don't want my item chopped off'

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Article: How Ale in South Sudan surfs the web

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Video highlights

Liza Kamizazi’s gift to Rwanda’s next generation
When Rwandan singer Liza Kamikazi was about to adopt a baby boy, she was...
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Yves Nzeyimana Kana, lead singer of Afro-rock band Trezzor from Rwanda,...