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Thursday 31 July  
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: 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.

Article: South Sudan violence: women and girls suffer the most

As with many conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies around the world, those who suffer the most are women, young girls and children. The current terrible crisis in South Sudan offers no exception. 

Article: Public display of affection? Not in Nigeria

In many cities in Africa, if you’re out with your better half, you may want to keep your affection for each other hidden from everyone else. Things such as kissing, hugging or petting - even between married couples – aren&r

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My Song: Dropping rhymes to promote girl power
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My Song: Patience Musa's road to self-discovery
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DRAGONS' DEN (BOKO HARAM EDITION)
Boko Haram's attacks across Nigeria continue relentlessly. Their brazen...