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Teacher-cum-boda-boda driver on his motorcycle carrying students
Teacher-cum-boda-boda driver on his motorcycle carrying students
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Bukudea, Uganda
Bukudea, Uganda

Uganda’s white-collar motorcycle taxi drivers

Ugandan authorities are grappling with a new kind of problem: school teachers dodging classes to operate a motorcycle taxi business. By Joseph Elunya, Bukudea More and more teachers – among the
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) is accompanied by army generals during the parade at the 27th Anniversary of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces at the Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe, 14 August 2007.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) is accompanied by army generals during the parade at the 27th Anniversary of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces at the Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe, 14 August 2007.
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

Young southern Zimbabweans shun the army

Young men and women from Matabeleland in southern Zimbabwe are shunning recruitment in the army, largely because of bitterness over past military atrocities. The so-called Gukurahundi in the early 1980s claimed
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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.

Article: Young and unemployed? Move to the city, says study

Effectively-managed cities can help provide jobs for South Africa's millions of unemployed young people, suggests a new report from one of the country's development think tanks. As published by our partner AllAfrica 

Article: International Day Against Homophobia

Today is International Day Against Homophobia. Every year on May 17, People around the world rally against the discrimination of gays and lesbians.

Article: After anti-gay law, Uganda now criminalises HIV transmission

Ugandan AIDS bodies and campaigners have warned that the “ugly clauses” of an HIV bill passed by Parliament late Tuesday, which includes the criminalisation of the “wilful and intentional” transmission of the disease

Article: Photo series: African art for an African audience

The residents of Goma in eastern DRC don’t take much interest in local artists and their work. Buying art remains a luxury only tourists can afford. But Congolese artists are determined to make their work accessible for all.

Article: South Sudan’s livestock threatens natural resources

In South Sudan, the 11.7 million cattle, 12.4 million goats and 12.1 sheep easily outnumber the 13 million human population. Experts say the large numbers of livestock are posing a threat to the environment.

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Boko Haram's attacks across Nigeria continue relentlessly. Their brazen...