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Wednesday 24 September  
The participants of the non-fiction writing workshop in Uganda
The participants of the non-fiction writing workshop in Uganda
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Kampala, Uganda
Kampala, Uganda

Women’s freedom of speech: old challenges, new solutions

During a creative non-fiction writing workshop in Uganda, 22 female writers from across Africa exchanged trade secrets about creating spaces for getting their voices heard. By Jennifer Thorpe
Back to school: roll calls in Africa and Gaza
Back to school: roll calls in Africa and Gaza
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Gaza, Palestinian Territory
Gaza, Palestinian Territory

Back to school: roll calls in Africa and Gaza

After the school holidays, it's back to school for children in primary and secondary education. But unfortunately not for all children. Cartoonist Charles N'Guessan empathises with Palestinian
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Article: 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

Article: 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.

Article: Super Malala in Nigeria

This week, Malala Yousafza visited Nigeria in support of the school girls that were kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram three months ago, and their parents.

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?

Video highlights

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