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Thursday 17 April  
Claudine Umuhoza
Claudine Umuhoza
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Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

Trauma still fresh for Rwanda's survivors of genocidal rape

Claudine Umuhoza’s son turned 19 this April 1. And while he may be one of at least thousands of children who were conceived during the Rwandan genocide, he’s not officially classified as a survivor
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Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda's reconciliation and press freedom: a work in progress

Our blogger in Kigali responds to recent media commentary on Rwanda's lack of civil and political development. By Sunny Ntayombya, Kigali
Urban farming: cushioning food insecurities
Urban farming: cushioning food insecurities
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's urban farmers combat food insecurity - illegally

Residents in Bulawayo's high density urban suburbs have taken to farming vacant plots of land after last year's unexpected rains, thereby cushioning themselves against rising food costs and insecurity.
Crossing the ethnic divide through love.
Crossing the ethnic divide through love.
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Bujumbura, Burundi
Bujumbura, Burundi

Burundi's interethnic relations: a shift in perception

For Burundi's Hutus and Tutsis, past decades have been marked by civil wars and massacres. This antagonism has long made interethnic marriage almost impossible. But now a new generation is showing a
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Article: How Samson in Nigeria 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 Samson from Lagos, Nigeria.

Life is still hard in DRC
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: Life in an old Congolese village, after M23

Article: Life in an old Congolese village, after M23

The people of Kibumba in eastern DRC can finally return to their homes, after government forces drove away M23 soldiers last November.

Article: A young Nigerian grieves the loss of his brother to militiamen

Last May a police officer in northern Nigeria was brutally slaughtered by militiamen, but to this day no one has been held accountable. His brother, our blogger in Lagos, remains tormented by the injustice. By Nicholas Ibekwe, Lagos

Article: Burundi's young entrepreneurs face many challenges

Young Burundians entrepreneurs indicate that it is very difficult to run their own business in Burundi for several reasons.

Cartoon of the week
South Sudan South Sudan Article: The fracturing of South Sudan

Article: The fracturing of South Sudan

Fighting broke out in Juba, South Sudan, last month, following a dispute between President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, the country’s former vice president who had been dismissed by Kiir in July.

Video: CONFLICT IN SOUTH SUDAN, SAYS WHO??

The conflict in South Sudan is being covered by media round the world. But not all journalists' ink is treated – or tweeted – equally.

Article: How Stella in South Sudan 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 Stella from Juba, South Sudan.

Article: My Song: Alexio on 'Shaina'

Zimbabwean musician Alexio Kawara clearly remembers a phone conversation from 2008, during the height of his country’s political and economic crisis.

Article: Ivory Coast's black culture institute to help Africa rise again

At the ICN, an institute for black civilisations in Abidjan, young people are learning how to “claim historical truths about Africa”, as founder Chérif Ahmed puts it.

Biamungu is proud of his wooden push-bike that he uses to transport goods and earn a living
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: Making ends meet on a tshukudu in Goma

Article: Making ends meet on a tshukudu in Goma

Biamungu, a 25-year-old porter in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has to work very hard to scrape by. A makeshift wooden push-bike is all he has to support his family of six. By Yves Zihindula, Goma

Video highlights

PASTOR AZUIKE & MRS OBIBI
Naija's most extrovert evangelical preacher, Pastor Azuike, hits the...
My Song: Kuku pleads for Goodluck Jonathan's compassion
Nigerian musician Kuku remembers watching news coverage of Occupy...