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Sunday 21 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: Ghana is Africa’s best hope in tough world cup pool

In the fourth and last profile of Africa's World Cup contenders in Brazil, football analyst Nick Said looks at the Ghanaian team. “Ghana is regarded the strongest of the African qualifiers for Brazil."

Article: Nigeria need polish but improve steadily

In the third profile of Africa's World Cup contenders in Brazil, football analyst Nick Said looks at the Nigerian team.

“But I want the Western school. It is universal, it is knowledge, it is life – the same life you take without remorse.”
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Open letter to Boko Haram

Article: Open letter to Boko Haram

We received this letter addressed to the group Boko Haram from an African woman.

Article: Cameroon enter World Cup in 'patchy' form

In the second profile of Africa's World Cup contenders in Brazil, football analyst Nick Said looks at the Cameroonian team.

Video: MTV CRIBS NIGERIA (COLLEGE EDITION)

Nigerian students and lecturers are unhappy with their government.

Article: Ivory Coast fields powerful World Cup squad

In the first profile of Africa's World Cup contenders in Brazil, football analyst Nick Said looks at the Ivorian team.

Video: My Song: Gadji Celi wants all Ivorian ICC prisoners out

Ivorian singer, Gadji Celi, explains why he recorded the song ‘Liberéz our president’ (Free our president), in which he calls for the release of Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Ivory Coast, who is currently detain

Article: I am a football nationalist

I hate nationalism. But when it comes to the World Cup, I make an exception. This is when Africa becomes my country.

Article: 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square student protests

To mark the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, all RNW websites and social media platforms are publishing a special cartoon and a photo series of individuals showing defiance in the face of repression.

Article: Sexual violence in DRC not limited to war zone

In the Democratic Republic of Congo there have been more than two decades of armed conflict, sexual violence against women and widespread impunity for their abusers in the DRC. The Survivors Speak OUT!

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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...