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Sunday 21 September  
language diversity
language diversity
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Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

Our native languages matter too

What’s in a name? What’s in a language? When I was growing up, I was very proud of my name. Shaun is a good-sounding name I think; very international, and it fits into the Anglo-Saxon tradition
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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
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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

Article: How Novo 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 Novo from Egbeda in Nigeria.

Article: South Sudanese children starving while aid falling short

Even as aid workers are warning that children in South Sudan are falling victim to mass malnutrition, international agencies are said to be missing their fundraising goals and failing to avert a looming famine in the country.

Video: My Song: Dropping rhymes to promote girl power

At age 7, Congolese rapper Oracle was forced to leave her parental home in Kinshasa and move to a place where women were treated differently than the women in the capital. Oracle wasn’t allowed to make music. Because she was a girl.

Article: I infiltrated a ruthless ring of human smugglers

It's 5 p.m. in Zimbabwe and I’m at an infamous taxi rank in Bulawayo, the second largest city in the country. I had made the crazy decision to join a group of ‘border jumpers’ and illegally cross into South Africa.

Article: Zimbabwean women with a keen eye for the ball

Photographer Angela Jimu documented how women in Harare, Zimbabwe watched the 2014 FIFA World Cup. By Angela Jimu, Harare A visit to a home in Belvedere suburb on 15 June 2014

Article: Uganda: Life after Kony

If you lost all the members of your family to war, do you think you could ever pick up your life again? And how would you do that?

South Sudan's birthday cake
South Sudan South Sudan Article: South Sudan's birthday cake

Article: South Sudan's birthday cake

Today it’s three years ago that the world’s youngest country was born. After decades of struggle, during which an estimated 1.9 million people died, South Sudan broke away from Sudan to become independent.

Foreigners in the DRC
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: Foreigners in the DRC

Article: Foreigners in the DRC

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo intends to count the number of foreigners living on its territory. There’s only one small problem though: the latest reliable demographic statistics are 30 years old.

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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...