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Friday 25 July  
30-year-old Godfrey from Chitungwiza is very active on Facebook
30-year-old Godfrey from Chitungwiza is very active on Facebook
Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe
Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe

How Godfrey in Zimbabwe surfs the web

How do you surf the web? RNW posed this question to readers around the world. This week we bring you an interactive portrait of Godfrey from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. Use your mouse to hover over the icons and
Sunday Bekunda
Sunday Bekunda
Kampala, Uganda
Kampala, Uganda

Ugandan student forced into porn now under threat

A Ugandan university student who was trafficked and forced to act in porn films vows to continue with the campaign against human trafficking in spite of threats. By Joseph Elunya, Kampala As RNW reported
I'm in love with my teacher
I'm in love with my teacher
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

I'm in love with my teacher

Teachers and high school students are having romantic relationships, whether we want it or not. The question is: is it a bad thing when teachers and their pupils are in love with each other? And should
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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.


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.

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