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Thursday 31 July  
RNW Amsterdam Gay pride activists 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
Working ‘the field’ to reap the benefits of being Zimbabwean
Working ‘the field’ to reap the benefits of being Zimbabwean
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

Working ‘the field’ to reap the benefits of being Zimbabwean

Zimbabwean singer Netsayi flipped the script of an old song by fellow countryman and legendary musician Thomas Mapfumo. Her track ‘Sara Regina’ tells the story of Regina who is urged to stay
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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

Video: My Song: MC Wang Jok and the evil spirit

Ugandan rapper MC Wang Jok, a member of rap crew Bila Wa Movement, woke up one night from a strange dream. An evil spirit told him to close the door because he was in danger.

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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...