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Wednesday 16 April  
Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda's reconciliation and press freedom: a work in progress

Our blogger in Kigali responds to recent media commentary on Rwanda's lack of civil and political development. By Sunny Ntayombya, Kigali
Urban farming: cushioning food insecurities
Urban farming: cushioning food insecurities
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's urban farmers combat food insecurity - illegally

Residents in Bulawayo's high density urban suburbs have taken to farming vacant plots of land after last year’s unexpected rains, thereby cushioning themselves against rising food costs and
Love or money?
Love or money?
Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria

Speak UP: Chop my money

They say money can’t buy you love. But in Nigeria, it can get you the flashy car, nice clothes and fancy meals that can be just as thrilling. Maybe that explains why young Nigerian women are going for
Former pastoralist Dima Wario from the village Rupa is now a farmer.
Former pastoralist Dima Wario from the village Rupa is now a farmer.
Isiolo County, Kenya
Isiolo County, Kenya

Kenya's pastoralists show their green thumbs

For more than a decade Dima Wario from Rupa, a village in northern Kenya, escaped death and watched helplessly as many in his community died in a spate of natural disasters and fatal clashes over receding
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Article: A young Nigerian grieves the loss of his brother to militiamen

Last May a police officer in northern Nigeria was brutally slaughtered by militiamen, but to this day no one has been held accountable. His brother, our blogger in Lagos, remains tormented by the injustice. By Nicholas Ibekwe, Lagos

Article: Burundi's young entrepreneurs face many challenges

Young Burundians entrepreneurs indicate that it is very difficult to run their own business in Burundi for several reasons.

Cartoon of the week
South Sudan South Sudan Article: The fracturing of South Sudan

Article: The fracturing of South Sudan

Fighting broke out in Juba, South Sudan, last month, following a dispute between President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, the country’s former vice president who had been dismissed by Kiir in July.


The conflict in South Sudan is being covered by media round the world. But not all journalists' ink is treated – or tweeted – equally.

Article: How Stella in South Sudan 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 Stella from Juba, South Sudan.

Article: My Song: Alexio on 'Shaina'

Zimbabwean musician Alexio Kawara clearly remembers a phone conversation from 2008, during the height of his country’s political and economic crisis.

Article: Ivory Coast's black culture institute to help Africa rise again

At the ICN, an institute for black civilisations in Abidjan, young people are learning how to “claim historical truths about Africa”, as founder Chérif Ahmed puts it.

Biamungu is proud of his wooden push-bike that he uses to transport goods and earn a living
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: Making ends meet on a tshukudu in Goma

Article: Making ends meet on a tshukudu in Goma

Biamungu, a 25-year-old porter in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has to work very hard to scrape by. A makeshift wooden push-bike is all he has to support his family of six. By Yves Zihindula, Goma

Article: Sexual minorities fight for health services in Uganda

At an unremarkable office on Bukoto Street in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, health workers and civil society activists attend a regular meeting to offer information and advice on living with HIV and AIDS.

Article: When a white farmer in Zimbabwe gets shot in the face

Farmer Piet Zwanikken was shot in the face, while standing outside his home on the tobacco farm in Mashonaland West that he’s owned for the last 11 years.

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