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RNW Amsterdam Gay pride activists 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
Working ‘the field’ to reap the benefits of being Zimbabwean
Working ‘the field’ to reap the benefits of being Zimbabwean
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

Working ‘the field’ to reap the benefits of being Zimbabwean

Zimbabwean singer Netsayi flipped the script of an old song by fellow countryman and legendary musician Thomas Mapfumo. Her track ‘Sara Regina’ tells the story of Regina who is urged to stay
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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.

Article: World Press Freedom Day: it's for editors too

3 May marks World Press Freedom Day. In 1993, the UN General Assembly proclaimed this as a day on which to celebrate the principles of press freedom and the people behind it.

Video highlights

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...