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Wednesday 16 April  
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Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda's reconciliation and press freedom: a work in progress

Our blogger in Kigali responds to recent media commentary on Rwanda's lack of civil and political development. By Sunny Ntayombya, Kigali
Urban farming: cushioning food insecurities
Urban farming: cushioning food insecurities
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's urban farmers combat food insecurity - illegally

Residents in Bulawayo's high density urban suburbs have taken to farming vacant plots of land after last year’s unexpected rains, thereby cushioning themselves against rising food costs and
Love or money?
Love or money?
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Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria

Speak UP: Chop my money

They say money can’t buy you love. But in Nigeria, it can get you the flashy car, nice clothes and fancy meals that can be just as thrilling. Maybe that explains why young Nigerian women are going for
Former pastoralist Dima Wario from the village Rupa is now a farmer.
Former pastoralist Dima Wario from the village Rupa is now a farmer.
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Isiolo County, Kenya
Isiolo County, Kenya

Kenya's pastoralists show their green thumbs

For more than a decade Dima Wario from Rupa, a village in northern Kenya, escaped death and watched helplessly as many in his community died in a spate of natural disasters and fatal clashes over receding
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Article: ICI forum: a kick-start for young Ivoirian entrepreneurs

The 2014 edition of the forum Investir en Côte d’Ivoire (ICI) ended optimistically for several young Ivoirians who received funding to launch their projects.

Article: The Ugandan traffic app to tackle corruption

The terrible roads of Uganda cause endless delays and kill thousands every year.

Article: My Song: Jaqee on 'Hero'

Ugandan singer Jaqee learned at a young age that her voice was her strongest weapon in getting heard in the patriarchal culture that surrounded her.

Article: South Africa’s law to stop hate crimes against gays

“Every day I live in fear that I will be raped,” said Thembela*, one of thousands of lesbians across South Africa being terrorised by the scourge of “corrective rape”. By Melany Bendix, Cape Town

Article: Ocampo's thoughts on Syria at the ICC

This past week Luis Moreno Ocampo was splashed across Kenyan media, following an interview conducted by RNW for The Hague Trials Kenya.

Article: SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK LAGOS (#WUA Promo)

Social Media Week is one of the world's biggest social media conferences, and for the second time it's also being hosted in the bright lights of Lagos, Nigeria.

Video: HOT NEW APPS FOR 2014

What's APP, Africa?! Social Media Week Lagos begins on Monday. And for the occasion there are three hot new smartphone apps to unveil: iBribe, iApologize and DictoCorrect.

Article: How Evelyn 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 Evelyn from Lagos, Nigeria.

Article: Mugabe's warm welcome for first Zimbabwean Olympic skier

For the first time ever, Zimbabweans will be represented in the Winter Olympics. This is thanks to Luke Steyn, a 20-year-old Alpine skier who war born in Harare and grew up in Switzerland. 

Article: My Song: Lion Story battle Burundi's injustices with reggae

Over the years, Lion Story have become a veritable megaphone for the people of Burundi. Loved by their fans and hated by the authorities, the group uses reggae to loudly say what many others hush up.

Video highlights

My Song: Kuku pleads for Goodluck Jonathan's compassion
Nigerian musician Kuku remembers watching news coverage of Occupy...
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The Ethiopian government uses surveillance technology to spy on political...