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Wednesday 23 July  
Teacher-cum-boda-boda driver on his motorcycle carrying students
Teacher-cum-boda-boda driver on his motorcycle carrying students
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Bukudea, Uganda
Bukudea, Uganda

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 More and more teachers – among the
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) is accompanied by army generals during the parade at the 27th Anniversary of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces at the Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe, 14 August 2007.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) is accompanied by army generals during the parade at the 27th Anniversary of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces at the Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe, 14 August 2007.
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

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. The so-called Gukurahundi in the early 1980s claimed
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Article: I am a football nationalist

I hate nationalism. But when it comes to the World Cup, I make an exception. This is when Africa becomes my country.

Article: 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square student protests

To mark the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, all RNW websites and social media platforms are publishing a special cartoon and a photo series of individuals showing defiance in the face of repression.

Article: Sexual violence in DRC not limited to war zone

In the Democratic Republic of Congo there have been more than two decades of armed conflict, sexual violence against women and widespread impunity for their abusers in the DRC. The Survivors Speak OUT!

Article: Ugandan lawyer revolutionises access to justice with just an iPhone and Facebook

When Gerald Abila received an iPhone as a gift almost two years ago, the Ugandan law student didn’t just use it to text his friends.

Article: How Samir in South Sudan 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 Samir from Juba, South Sudan.

African Chocolate Championship
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Article: A cocoa fantasy in Ivory Coast

Article: A cocoa fantasy in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast - the 'Cocoa Republic' - wasn't able to welcome the participants of the first African Chocolate Championship, due to lack of budget.

Video: MERIAM IBRAHIM ON AFRICA'S FIRST RELIGIOUS GAME SHOW

Mrs Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was recently sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging in Sudan. Her crimes, under Sudanese Islamic law, were committing adultery and apostasy.

Article: 'Nigeria still in denial about Biafran War'

The author of Half of Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Adichie, has accused Nigeria of denial in relation to the events of the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War. By Onyinye Muomah, as published by our partner Premium Times

Article: Bitter drinks at an Acholi reconciliation ceremony

In northern Uganda, the Acholi people practice a traditional method of justice called mato oput. It is performed after someone has committed murder and shown remorse.

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