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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: "Third term for DRC President Kabila will wreak social havoc"

Proposals to review the Democratic Republic of Congo’s constitution to permit President Joseph Kabila to seek a third term of office, if accepted, will only plunge the Congolese further into poverty and insecurity, both his political

Article: Africa: Four reasons skilled workers leave - and how to keep them

As African countries pursue policies designed to encourage economic growth, freer movement of talented people is becoming an increasingly important issue, argues Khalid Koser.

Article: Mobile teachers, doctors and vets improve life in Ethiopia's Somali Region

While mobile services have existed in several forms for decades in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, in recent years the regional government together with various NGOs have led an initiative to substantially increase these services across the

Article: My Song: The life lessons of Prudence Katomeni Mbofana

With a son who is an aspiring musician, Zimbabwean singer Prudence Katomeni Mbofana felt she needed to give him some sort of advice about the industry. 

Article: Unlucky Nigeria ousted by France. Last African participant knocked out of World Cup

Since last night it’s all over for the African squads in the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil. According to AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said, Nigeria had their chances against France in their second round encounter.

Article: We can choose to let 'white' women be

It’s a Saturday. My friends and I are meeting up for a girls' day out in a popular ice cream joint in Kampala. As we are settling in, a ‘white’ woman walks in and takes the next table.

Article: Best and worst of Africa on World Cup stage

While Africa celebrates the success of Nigeria and Algeria, the number of African teams in the knockout stage of the football World Cup could have been greater, argues AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said.

Article: Meditating presidents

Never show a snoozing president on television. NTV, a Ugandan TV station learned that lesson the hard way, when it was banned from covering presidential events which it said showed Uganda President Yoweri Museveni dozing off in parliament.

Article: Problems on and off pitch hurt Black Stars

It's the first time in three football World Cup finals that Ghana has failed to proceed to the second round.

Video: YOWERI MUSEVENI MEDITATING NOT SLEEPING!

Ugandan television station, NTV Uganda, has received a government ban from broadcasting any presidential events.

Video highlights

My Song: Bringing down the system with hip hop
Senegalese rapper Didier Awadi is considered as one of Africa's hip hop...
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...