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Tuesday 22 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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Should the need arise... a toilet in the middle of nowhere, South Africa
South Africa South Africa Article: The poor's poo problem

Article: The poor's poo problem

For Cape Town’s growing number of poor, having no access to toilets is an all too familiar phenomenon, which causes serious health problems.

Article: 'As long as it's out of my sight': Transgender in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean society, like many parts of Africa, is not very welcoming to lesbians, gays, transgenders, bisexual and intersex people (LGBTIs).

Article: Somalia: "Kenyan refugee expulsion will lead to chaos and anarchy"

The Somali government says that the hasty repatriation and mass deportation of Somalians by Kenya could compromise recent, critical security improvements made by regional governments against the Islamic extremist group, al-Shebaab.

Video: My Song: Cynthia Mare's ode to her mother

Zimbabwean singer Cynthia Mare lost her mother to cancer two years ago. Although she received much support from her family, Cynthia found the most solace in music.

Article: How Jocelyne in Burundi 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 Jocelyne from Bujumbara, Burundi.

Article: Goodluck Jonathan beefs up security

After the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in north-eastern Nigeria on 14 April, President Goodluck Jonathan has a keener eye for security – perhaps not for schoolgirls or the country, but his own.&

Video: ZONE 9 BLOGGER PARADISE IN ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia has a bad reputation when it comes to press freedom. But is that accurate?

Article: Hundreds of Zimbabweans caught daily trying to escape into South Africa

The economic meltdown is driving hundreds of Zimbabweans into South Africa every day, amid reports that authorities are struggling to police illegal crossing points. By Nomalanga Moyo, as published by our partner SW Radio Africa 

Article: Burundian women are banging the drums

For the first time in history, Burundian women have taken up playing traditional drums.

Article: Uganda's moral crusader Simon Lokodo: "The whites are spreading pornography and homosexuality"

Uganda’s Minister of Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo has no shortage of critics. A driving force of the conservative movement, Lokodo keeps making international headlines and remains unapologetic for it.

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