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Wednesday 20 August  
To spank or not to spank?
To spank or not to spank?
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Africa,
Africa,

To spank or not to spank?

Spanking or corporal punishment has been a part of African culture for as long as people remember. Today opinions in Africa are divided on whether spanking is helpful or harmful to children.  Some who
Riek Machar (seen left) and Salva Kiir in better times
Riek Machar (seen left) and Salva Kiir in better times
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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
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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: MERIAM IBRAHIM ON AFRICA'S FIRST RELIGIOUS GAME SHOW

Mrs Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was recently sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging in Sudan. Her crimes, under Sudanese Islamic law, were committing adultery and apostasy.

Article: 'Nigeria still in denial about Biafran War'

The author of Half of Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Adichie, has accused Nigeria of denial in relation to the events of the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War. By Onyinye Muomah, as published by our partner Premium Times

Article: Bitter drinks at an Acholi reconciliation ceremony

In northern Uganda, the Acholi people practice a traditional method of justice called mato oput. It is performed after someone has committed murder and shown remorse.

Should the need arise... a toilet in the middle of nowhere, South Africa
South Africa South Africa Article: The poor's poo problem

Article: The poor's poo problem

For Cape Town’s growing number of poor, having no access to toilets is an all too familiar phenomenon, which causes serious health problems.

Article: 'As long as it's out of my sight': Transgender in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean society, like many parts of Africa, is not very welcoming to lesbians, gays, transgenders, bisexual and intersex people (LGBTIs).

Article: Somalia: "Kenyan refugee expulsion will lead to chaos and anarchy"

The Somali government says that the hasty repatriation and mass deportation of Somalians by Kenya could compromise recent, critical security improvements made by regional governments against the Islamic extremist group, al-Shebaab.

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 highlights

THE WORST AFRICAN CHARITY APPEAL VIDEO. EVER.
South Sudan is expected to experience one of the worst famines of all time...
AFRICA'S MOST FEARLESS REPORTER!?
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...