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Wednesday 20 August  
Riek Machar (seen left) and Salva Kiir in better times
Riek Machar (seen left) and Salva Kiir in better times
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
Dambudzo Zijena shying away from the camera in Harare
Dambudzo Zijena shying away from the camera in Harare
Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

South Africa: (no) Canaan for young Zimbabweans

At age 14, Dambudzo Zijena crossed illegally into South Africa from Zimbabwe in the hopes of finding greener pastures. Six years later, he’s back in Zimbabwe after finding little that resembled his
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Nigerian students and lecturers are unhappy with their government.

Article: Ivory Coast fields powerful World Cup squad

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

Video: My Song: Gadji Celi wants all Ivorian ICC prisoners out

Ivorian singer, Gadji Celi, explains why he recorded the song ‘Liberéz our president’ (Free our president), in which he calls for the release of Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Ivory Coast, who is currently detain

Article: I am a football nationalist

I hate nationalism. But when it comes to the World Cup, I make an exception. This is when Africa becomes my country.

Article: 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square student protests

To mark the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, all RNW websites and social media platforms are publishing a special cartoon and a photo series of individuals showing defiance in the face of repression.

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 highlights

South Sudan is expected to experience one of the worst famines of all time...
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...