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During Ramadan, Muslims help each other, offer each other food and eat twice daily, once before sunrise and once after sunset.
During Ramadan, Muslims help each other, offer each other food and eat twice daily, once before sunrise and once after sunset.
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Ngozi, Burundi
Ngozi, Burundi

“I fast all year round, except during Ramadan”

The period of fasting observed by Muslims has ended. Thirty days of prayer and constant dedication to Allah, with no food or drink from sunrise to sunset. But for some people in Burundi it’s just the
Nairobi slum
Nairobi slum
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Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya: gang rape victim wished for her child's death

During the 2007/8 post-election violence in Kenya, Elizabeth fell victim to gang rape. As a result, she became mother of Neema, now six years old. Elizabeth is trying to come to terms with motherhood, and has
RNW invited gay rights activists from seven countries around the world to participate in the Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014
RNW invited gay rights activists from seven countries around the world to participate in the Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014
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Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

Stop the gay-bashing. Africa should focus on other things

RNW Blogger Shaun Matsheza explains why he believes that 'what every raging homophobe needs is to sit down and talk to someone who is on the receiving end of their vitriol.'  By Shaun
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Article: Nigeria on the search for the Chibok schoolgirls

Over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from north-eastern Nigeria on 14 April have yet to be found.

Article: My Song: Seun Kuti disses the IMF

Nigerian afrobeat musician Seun Kuti is the son of the famous Fela.

Article: South African women rely on urban farming

Micro farming in urban areas in South Africa is on the rise. The high food prices are forcing people to grow their own food to be able to support themselves and their families. By Melissa Britz, as published by our partner AllAfrica

Video: DEALING WITH SCHOOLGIRL KIDNAPS, GOODLUCK STYLE

Heavy criticism has been hurled at Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan for his response to the abduction of 234 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in the country’s north-east.

Article: Kenya's nationwide clampdown on Islamic extremism "counterproductive"

The latest terrorist attack in Kenya, on 23 April, left four people dead. The bombing is seen as retaliation against the ongoing countrywide crackdown on illegal immigrants and refugees suspected of being affiliated with al-Shabaab.

Article: Hate radio in South Sudan, long after Rwanda said "Never again"

What's going on in Bentiu, South Sudan, is sounding a lot like Rwanda 20 years ago, finds our blogger. He has a concrete suggestion for how to stop that.  By Sunny Ntayombya, Kigali

Article: Mandela's children shun the ballot box

South Africa’s May 7 elections mark the first time in democratic history that those born into Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’ can vote.

Article: Speak UP: Does the prosperity gospel really work?

Worshippers in some African churches are led to believe that giving money to the church will actually make them rich. What’s behind the so-called ‘prosperity gospel’?

An Internally Displaced Person (IDP) child cries as his mother tries to console him in Mugunga IDP camp near Goma, eastern DRC, 28 November 2012.
Netherlands Netherlands Article: DRC: Hope for kids in Kinshasa

Article: DRC: Hope for kids in Kinshasa

Despite horrific abuses perpetrated against women and children, the atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rarely make international headlines. By Carolyn Miles, as published by our partner AllAfrica

Article: Does the "non-partisan" soldier exist in Uganda?

A photo many say is of the back a Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldier wearing a pro-NRM T-shirt has been brewing a lot of controversy on Facebook. Our blogger in Uganda takes a look at what’s behind it.

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My Song: Dropping rhymes to promote girl power
At age 7, Congolese rapper Oracle was forced to leave her parental home in...
My Song: Patience Musa's road to self-discovery
After going through disappointing relationships with friends and business...
DRAGONS' DEN (BOKO HARAM EDITION)
Boko Haram's attacks across Nigeria continue relentlessly. Their brazen...