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The first white president
The first white president
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Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

The first white president

In 2009, Barack Hussein Obama II became America's first black president. Although it would be more appropriate to speak of a mixed race president, since Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, who passed away in
Solange Lusiku Nsimire
Solange Lusiku Nsimire
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Bukavu, Congo (Kinshasa)
Bukavu, Congo (Kinshasa)

Solange Lusiku: “At Le Souverain we know no fear”

On October 22 Solange Lusiku Nsimire, chief editor of Le Souverain, a newspaper published in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), received the Courage in Journalism Award from the International
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Video: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN KENYA IS A SIGN OF LOVE

Several male MPs in Kenya are up in arms at the proposed Protection Against Domestic Violence Bill. According to critics, parts of the bill infringe on Kenyan culture. Are they right? Or are certain parts of African culture now obsolete?

Article: DRC and Rwanda settle border issues

This week a team of experts from the DRC and Rwanda set out to demarcate their common land border by identifying the boundary stones, based on the data from a 1911 draft agreement between the two colonizing powers at the time, Belgium and G

Article: Building public trust is key in fighting Ebola

Ivory Coast fears to become the next West African country that will be hit by the present Ebola epidemic, which has claimed at least 1,135 lives so far in countries like Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria.

Article: How Grace 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 Grace from Harare, Zimbabwe.

Article: Uganda’s first female coach of the women’s football team

Women playing football has become more accepted in Uganda over the past 15 years. Since 2007, the national women’s team even has a female coach, Majidah Nantanda.

Article: Ugandan street children refuse to return home

Gulu Town in northern Uganda has an increasing number of street children, some as young as age seven, who are unable to return home – or simply refuse to.

Article: Laurent Gbagbo and the Ice Bucket Challenge

Ivorian cartoonist Roland Polman tries to imagine what would happen if the former president of his country, Laurent Gbagbo, were to participate in this summer's craze: the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Video: 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 something far worse going on according to Ikenna. And that's how fast the BLAME for the disease is spreading.

Article: Using photo therapy to exorcise violence in Ivory Coast

In Ivory Coast, with presidential elections coming up next year, violence threatens to re-emerge.

Article: To spank or not to spank?

Spanking or corporal punishment has been a part of African culture for as long as people remember.

Video highlights

My Song: Liza Kamizazi’s gift to Rwanda’s next generation
When Rwandan singer Liza Kamikazi was about to adopt a baby boy, she was...
My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper
For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa...