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Wednesday 20 August  
To spank or not to spank?
To spank or not to spank?
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Africa,
Africa,

To spank or not to spank?

Spanking or corporal punishment has been a part of African culture for as long as people remember. Today opinions in Africa are divided on whether spanking is helpful or harmful to children.  Some who
Riek Machar (seen left) and Salva Kiir in better times
Riek Machar (seen left) and Salva Kiir in better times
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Juba, South Sudan
Juba, South Sudan

South Sudan: Who’s keeping the war going?

With as many as 1.5 million people displaced by conflict and a worsening humanitarian situation, South Sudan's former Vice President Riek Machar has turned down President Salva Kiir's latest peace offer
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Video: My Song: Seun Kuti disses the IMF

Nigerian afrobeat musician Seun Kuti is the son of the famous Fela.

Article: Serge Aurier a big plus for Ivorian side

AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said looks at Africa’s first success at the football World Cup in Brazil. Ivory Coast defeated Japan on Sunday.

Article: World Cup: Will Africa be taken seriously?

African teams have historically not fared well in the FIFA Football World Cup, with the continent's best ever performance being Cameroon's quarter-final exit in 1990.

Video: THE FABULOUS LIFE OF PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH OF GAMBIA

Politicians from Gambia's ruling party want to make their president, Yahya Jammeh, a king! It's a move that His Excellency, President Jammeh, backs.

Article: Second chances: A former street kid's tale

You can see them in almost any city in Africa, children who live on the streets. They’re dirty, they’re rude and they scavenge in the dustbins.

Article: Is it really a 'World' Cup when women don’t have the same opportunities?

Many are waiting with bated breath for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil when 352 men will compete for a whooping US$35 million in prize money.

Article: My Song: Hope Masike and the importance of being thankful

It’s something we as human beings sometimes forget to do: saying thank you to someone we appreciate in our lives. Her Christian faith has made Zimbabwean singer Hope Masike realize the importance of being thankful.

Article: Ghana is Africa’s best hope in tough world cup pool

In the fourth and last profile of Africa's World Cup contenders in Brazil, football analyst Nick Said looks at the Ghanaian team. “Ghana is regarded the strongest of the African qualifiers for Brazil."

“But I want the Western school. It is universal, it is knowledge, it is life – the same life you take without remorse.”
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Open letter to Boko Haram

Article: Open letter to Boko Haram

We received this letter addressed to the group Boko Haram from an African woman.

Article: Nigeria need polish but improve steadily

In the third profile of Africa's World Cup contenders in Brazil, football analyst Nick Said looks at the Nigerian team.

Video highlights

THE WORST AFRICAN CHARITY APPEAL VIDEO. EVER.
South Sudan is expected to experience one of the worst famines of all time...
AFRICA'S MOST FEARLESS REPORTER!?
The West tells us Africa is big news, but whenever big news happens outside...
My Song: Working ‘the field’ to reap the benefits of being Zimbabwean
Zimbabwean singer Netsayi flipped the script of an old song by fellow...