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Tuesday 21 October  
In Rwandan culture children don’t necessarily bear the surname of their father
In Rwandan culture children don’t necessarily bear the surname of their father
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Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

What if a Rwandan husband were to take his wife’s surname?

In Rwanda, if the new ‘law governing persons and families’ is proclaimed, a husband will be able to take his wife’s surname. The Lower House of Parliament has just voted in favour of
Liza Kamikazi
Liza Kamikazi
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Liza Kamizazi’s gift to Rwanda’s next generation

When Rwandan singer Liza Kamikazi was about to adopt a baby boy, she was thinking about what kind of advice to give him, once she would be able to call him her son. Liza decided to pen down her words and write
N'kash the fearless albino rapper
N'kash the fearless albino rapper
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My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper

For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa is far from perfect. In Tanzania, for example, albinos have been killed and their body parts used for religious practices.
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Article: Best and worst of Africa on World Cup stage

While Africa celebrates the success of Nigeria and Algeria, the number of African teams in the knockout stage of the football World Cup could have been greater, argues AllAfrica football analyst Nick Said.

Article: Meditating presidents

Never show a snoozing president on television. NTV, a Ugandan TV station learned that lesson the hard way, when it was banned from covering presidential events which it said showed Uganda President Yoweri Museveni dozing off in parliament.

Article: Problems on and off pitch hurt Black Stars

It's the first time in three football World Cup finals that Ghana has failed to proceed to the second round.

Video: YOWERI MUSEVENI MEDITATING NOT SLEEPING!

Ugandan television station, NTV Uganda, has received a government ban from broadcasting any presidential events.

Article: Super Eagles give hope to Nigeria's displaced

Many Nigerians families in Benué State are living with hunger and discomfort in displacement camps after fleeing attacks on their ancestral homes by Fulani herdsmen.

Article: Unfolding humanitarian disaster in Zimbabwe

When the Tokwe-Mukosi dam wall in the Chivi basin region in Zimbabwe breached in early January of this year, the government had found a perfect excuse to expel 18,000 people who had been living there since they were born.

Article: Domestic violence in Nigeria: "I’m only with him because of our children, I don't feel anything for him."

Domestic violence is something that happens all over the world, but in many societies in Africa it’s just swept under the carpet. Should police or neighbors intervene? Or is it a private matter between two individuals?

Article: Prostitution: the downside of UN presence in Uganda

Prostitution is rampant in Entebbe with UN personnel providing much of the demand and young girls being the supply. But the root cause remains youth unemployment.

Article: Cameroon end World Cup with a whimper

Three matches, three defeats, and Cameroon are out of the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil.

Video: My Song: Patience Musa's road to self-discovery

After going through disappointing relationships with friends and business partners, Zimbabwean jazz singer Patience Musa realized that in life you simply can’t completely trust everyone. 

Video highlights

Liza Kamizazi’s gift to Rwanda’s next generation
When Rwandan singer Liza Kamikazi was about to adopt a baby boy, she was...
My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper
For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa...
My Song: Facing the roaring lion
Yves Nzeyimana Kana, lead singer of Afro-rock band Trezzor from Rwanda,...