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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: Nigeria's Boko Haram begins to destabilise Cameroon

Senior defence officials say that Cameroon has been infiltrated by Nigeria’s Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and there are fears that this central African nation, known for its stability, is drifting into chaos.

Article: Nigeria on the search for the Chibok schoolgirls

Over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from north-eastern Nigeria on 14 April have yet to be found.

Article: My Song: Seun Kuti disses the IMF

Nigerian afrobeat musician Seun Kuti is the son of the famous Fela.

Article: South African women rely on urban farming

Micro farming in urban areas in South Africa is on the rise. The high food prices are forcing people to grow their own food to be able to support themselves and their families. By Melissa Britz, as published by our partner AllAfrica

Video: DEALING WITH SCHOOLGIRL KIDNAPS, GOODLUCK STYLE

Heavy criticism has been hurled at Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan for his response to the abduction of 234 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in the country’s north-east.

Article: Kenya's nationwide clampdown on Islamic extremism "counterproductive"

The latest terrorist attack in Kenya, on 23 April, left four people dead. The bombing is seen as retaliation against the ongoing countrywide crackdown on illegal immigrants and refugees suspected of being affiliated with al-Shabaab.

Article: Hate radio in South Sudan, long after Rwanda said "Never again"

What's going on in Bentiu, South Sudan, is sounding a lot like Rwanda 20 years ago, finds our blogger. He has a concrete suggestion for how to stop that.  By Sunny Ntayombya, Kigali

Article: Mandela's children shun the ballot box

South Africa’s May 7 elections mark the first time in democratic history that those born into Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’ can vote.

Article: Speak UP: Does the prosperity gospel really work?

Worshippers in some African churches are led to believe that giving money to the church will actually make them rich. What’s behind the so-called ‘prosperity gospel’?

An Internally Displaced Person (IDP) child cries as his mother tries to console him in Mugunga IDP camp near Goma, eastern DRC, 28 November 2012.
Netherlands Netherlands Article: DRC: Hope for kids in Kinshasa

Article: DRC: Hope for kids in Kinshasa

Despite horrific abuses perpetrated against women and children, the atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rarely make international headlines. By Carolyn Miles, as published by our partner AllAfrica

Video highlights

My Song: Patience Musa's road to self-discovery
After going through disappointing relationships with friends and business...
DRAGONS' DEN (BOKO HARAM EDITION)
Boko Haram's attacks across Nigeria continue relentlessly. Their brazen...