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Saturday 20 September  
language diversity
language diversity
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Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

Our native languages matter too

What’s in a name? What’s in a language? When I was growing up, I was very proud of my name. Shaun is a good-sounding name I think; very international, and it fits into the Anglo-Saxon tradition
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Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria

Speaking my mother tongue? No thanks, English please!

Africa, with all its diverse cultures, boasts more than 2000 languages, which is almost one third of the world’s native languages according to the United Nations. But these languages are gradually
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Showing items for Africa on RNW

Article: Young drug addicts in Zimbabwe

In recent years, the use of drugs has been on the increase among youths in Africa.

Article: Second World Cup round looks long way off for Ghana

AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said looks at Ghana’s chances of reaching the second stage of the football World Cup in Brazil. There isn’t much hope. “They could not have made a worse start.”

Article: "What's wrong with an African Spring?"

Africans have the right to protest, says Maina Kiai, the first United Nations special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. “We have the ability to change our governments peacefully.”

Article: Serge Aurier a big plus for Ivorian side

AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said looks at Africa’s first success at the football World Cup in Brazil. Ivory Coast defeated Japan on Sunday.

Article: World Cup: Will Africa be taken seriously?

African teams have historically not fared well in the FIFA Football World Cup, with the continent's best ever performance being Cameroon's quarter-final exit in 1990.

Video: THE FABULOUS LIFE OF PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH OF GAMBIA

Politicians from Gambia's ruling party want to make their president, Yahya Jammeh, a king! It's a move that His Excellency, President Jammeh, backs.

Article: Second chances: A former street kid's tale

You can see them in almost any city in Africa, children who live on the streets. They’re dirty, they’re rude and they scavenge in the dustbins.

Article: Is it really a 'World' Cup when women don’t have the same opportunities?

Many are waiting with bated breath for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil when 352 men will compete for a whooping US$35 million in prize money.

Article: My Song: Hope Masike and the importance of being thankful

It’s something we as human beings sometimes forget to do: saying thank you to someone we appreciate in our lives. Her Christian faith has made Zimbabwean singer Hope Masike realize the importance of being thankful.

Video highlights

My Song: Bringing down the system with hip hop
Senegalese rapper Didier Awadi is considered as one of Africa's hip hop...
My Song: Dreaming of money to buy dreams
It’s an old and well-known saying: ‘Money makes the world go...
THE WORLD'S MOST LETHAL EPIDEMIC IS NOT EBOLA, IT'S THIS…
The spread of Ebola across West Africa is sad and shocking, but there's...