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Saturday 2 August  
During Ramadan, Muslims help each other, offer each other food and eat twice daily, once before sunrise and once after sunset.
During Ramadan, Muslims help each other, offer each other food and eat twice daily, once before sunrise and once after sunset.
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Ngozi, Burundi
Ngozi, Burundi

“I fast all year round, except during Ramadan”

The period of fasting observed by Muslims has ended. Thirty days of prayer and constant dedication to Allah, with no food or drink from sunrise to sunset. But for some people in Burundi it’s just the
Nairobi slum
Nairobi slum
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Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya: gang rape victim wished for her child's death

During the 2007/8 post-election violence in Kenya, Elizabeth fell victim to gang rape. As a result, she became mother of Neema, now six years old. Elizabeth is trying to come to terms with motherhood, and has
RNW invited gay rights activists from seven countries around the world to participate in the Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014
RNW invited gay rights activists from seven countries around the world to participate in the Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014
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Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

Stop the gay-bashing. Africa should focus on other things

RNW Blogger Shaun Matsheza explains why he believes that 'what every raging homophobe needs is to sit down and talk to someone who is on the receiving end of their vitriol.'  By Shaun
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Article: Sexual violence in DRC not limited to war zone

In the Democratic Republic of Congo there have been more than two decades of armed conflict, sexual violence against women and widespread impunity for their abusers in the DRC. The Survivors Speak OUT!

Article: Ugandan lawyer revolutionises access to justice with just an iPhone and Facebook

When Gerald Abila received an iPhone as a gift almost two years ago, the Ugandan law student didn’t just use it to text his friends.

Article: How Samir in South Sudan 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 Samir from Juba, South Sudan.

African Chocolate Championship
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Article: A cocoa fantasy in Ivory Coast

Article: A cocoa fantasy in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast - the 'Cocoa Republic' - wasn't able to welcome the participants of the first African Chocolate Championship, due to lack of budget.

Video: MERIAM IBRAHIM ON AFRICA'S FIRST RELIGIOUS GAME SHOW

Mrs Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was recently sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging in Sudan. Her crimes, under Sudanese Islamic law, were committing adultery and apostasy.

Article: 'Nigeria still in denial about Biafran War'

The author of Half of Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Adichie, has accused Nigeria of denial in relation to the events of the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War. By Onyinye Muomah, as published by our partner Premium Times

Article: Bitter drinks at an Acholi reconciliation ceremony

In northern Uganda, the Acholi people practice a traditional method of justice called mato oput. It is performed after someone has committed murder and shown remorse.

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).

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