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Monday 20 October  
In Rwandan culture children don’t necessarily bear the surname of their father
In Rwandan culture children don’t necessarily bear the surname of their father
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Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

What if a Rwandan husband were to take his wife’s surname?

In Rwanda, if the new ‘law governing persons and families’ is proclaimed, a husband will be able to take his wife’s surname. The Lower House of Parliament has just voted in favour of
Liza Kamikazi
Liza Kamikazi
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Liza Kamizazi’s gift to Rwanda’s next generation

When Rwandan singer Liza Kamikazi was about to adopt a baby boy, she was thinking about what kind of advice to give him, once she would be able to call him her son. Liza decided to pen down her words and write
N'kash the fearless albino rapper
N'kash the fearless albino rapper
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My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper

For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa is far from perfect. In Tanzania, for example, albinos have been killed and their body parts used for religious practices.
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Article: Uganda: Life after Kony

If you lost all the members of your family to war, do you think you could ever pick up your life again? And how would you do that?

South Sudan's birthday cake
South Sudan South Sudan Article: South Sudan's birthday cake

Article: South Sudan's birthday cake

Today it’s three years ago that the world’s youngest country was born. After decades of struggle, during which an estimated 1.9 million people died, South Sudan broke away from Sudan to become independent.

Foreigners in the DRC
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: Foreigners in the DRC

Article: Foreigners in the DRC

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo intends to count the number of foreigners living on its territory. There’s only one small problem though: the latest reliable demographic statistics are 30 years old.

Article: "Third term for DRC President Kabila will wreak social havoc"

Proposals to review the Democratic Republic of Congo’s constitution to permit President Joseph Kabila to seek a third term of office, if accepted, will only plunge the Congolese further into poverty and insecurity, both his political

Article: Africa: Four reasons skilled workers leave - and how to keep them

As African countries pursue policies designed to encourage economic growth, freer movement of talented people is becoming an increasingly important issue, argues Khalid Koser.

Article: Mobile teachers, doctors and vets improve life in Ethiopia's Somali Region

While mobile services have existed in several forms for decades in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, in recent years the regional government together with various NGOs have led an initiative to substantially increase these services across the

Article: My Song: The life lessons of Prudence Katomeni Mbofana

With a son who is an aspiring musician, Zimbabwean singer Prudence Katomeni Mbofana felt she needed to give him some sort of advice about the industry. 

Article: Unlucky Nigeria ousted by France. Last African participant knocked out of World Cup

Since last night it’s all over for the African squads in the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil. According to AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said, Nigeria had their chances against France in their second round encounter.

Article: We can choose to let 'white' women be

It’s a Saturday. My friends and I are meeting up for a girls' day out in a popular ice cream joint in Kampala. As we are settling in, a ‘white’ woman walks in and takes the next table.

Video highlights

Liza Kamizazi’s gift to Rwanda’s next generation
When Rwandan singer Liza Kamikazi was about to adopt a baby boy, she was...
My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper
For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa...
My Song: Facing the roaring lion
Yves Nzeyimana Kana, lead singer of Afro-rock band Trezzor from Rwanda,...