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Teacher-cum-boda-boda driver on his motorcycle carrying students
Teacher-cum-boda-boda driver on his motorcycle carrying students
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Bukudea, Uganda
Bukudea, Uganda

Uganda’s white-collar motorcycle taxi drivers

Ugandan authorities are grappling with a new kind of problem: school teachers dodging classes to operate a motorcycle taxi business. By Joseph Elunya, Bukudea More and more teachers – among the
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) is accompanied by army generals during the parade at the 27th Anniversary of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces at the Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe, 14 August 2007.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) is accompanied by army generals during the parade at the 27th Anniversary of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces at the Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe, 14 August 2007.
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

Young southern Zimbabweans shun the army

Young men and women from Matabeleland in southern Zimbabwe are shunning recruitment in the army, largely because of bitterness over past military atrocities. The so-called Gukurahundi in the early 1980s claimed
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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: POOR AFRICAN COUNTRY? JUST REBASE!

Africa is booming. Even more so now that some governments are rebasing – basically a fancy way of saying improving your country's economic figures. Nigeria and Ghana have done it and Kenya is next.

Article: Rwanda's first ice cream shop, a soothing success

From all across Rwanda, and even from parts of neighbouring Burundi, people flock to the southern town of Butare to a little shop called Inzozi Nziza: Rwanda’s first-ever ice cream store. By Amy Fallon, Butare

Article: Terrorism in Nigeria becoming alarmingly commonplace

Nigerians are beginning to adjust to the sad reality that they live in a country where suicide bombers and terrorists could be lurking around the next corner thanks to a ready supply of advanced weapons smuggled through the country’s

Article: A Nigerian-Guinean Spaniard calls citizens of the world to unite

‘Ciudadano del mundo’ – citizen of the world – is the title of a multilingual song about unity by the musician Vince. “If the message is in many languages, it will reach more people,” he says.

Article: Zimbabwe: 'Journalist jail sentence signals ongoing media repression'

The jail sentence slapped on the editor of a Zimbabwean community newspaper signals an ongoing culture of media repression under Zanu-PF, the party of long-term President Robert Mugabe, or so says exiled journalist Tanonoka Whande.

Article: “Museveni has overstayed,” says NRM youth leader, jailed earlier this month

Over the last month, youth leaders from Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement have been rounded up by the police.

Article: Violence in South Sudan at a turning point

After a week that saw a massacre inside a UN base and wide-scale ethnic-based slaughter in an oil-producing region, the international community is grappling with what, if any, options remain to save lives in South Sudan.

Article: Speak UP: WhatsApp, yo?

It’s nearly five years old, but WhatsApp has taken Africa by storm with millions of users on the continent. The instant messaging app for smartphones can be addictive.

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