South Sudan: South Sudan Theatre - Small but With Big Resolution Potential [analysis]
Gunshots echo through the streets of a South Sudanese village. A personal dispute escalates into a violent community conflict. That's part of daily life in South Sudan. Only this... Read more »
'Steven', a man in Bulawayo, has some news for Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe: some of his senior party officials are gay. Steven should know. He claims to have dated three of... Read more »
Rwandan teenagers are having sex, despite calls for abstinence by authority figures. Condoms are cheaply available, but not in schools. Our blogger in Kigali says it's time to... Read more »
Zimbabwe: My Song - Synik On 'Muripo'
Estranged from his family for the most part of his life, Zimbabwean rapper Synik often felt like an orphan. Trying to work through his emotions, he created the track 'Muripo',... Read more »
Cote d'Ivoire: Why Gbagbo Should Stay a Bit More At the ICC
Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo is happy with this past week's ruling by the International Criminal Court (ICC), reported his lawyer, Emmanuel Altit. Read more »
Love Matters Kenya is a new web/mobile platform. This RNW project gives readers in Africa, and beyond, facts and news about sex, love, health and relationships. Read more »
Zimbabwe: My Song - Fore On 'C'est Pas Bon'
Leaving Zimbabwe may have been the hardest decision that rapper Fore ever made. He got on a plane to leave his troubled country behind in 2008, but an emotional roller coaster... Read more »
South Sudan's government is preparing to launch a campaign to begin a healing and reconciliation process based on the model of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)... Read more »
Zimbabwe: Country's Health Care System, Adding Insult to Injury [opinion]
As her husband prepares to undergo surgery, our blogger reflects on Zimbabwe's health care system. And she doesn't like what she sees. Read more »
When the Ugandan government closed two independent newspapers and radio stations for ten days this month, their reporters and editors were visibly affected. Before long,... Read more »
Monetary and intellectual developmental aid is being wasted on Africa, finds our blogger in Uganda. After long having pondered why, he finds the answer in Maslow's hierarchy of... Read more »
During Secretary of State John F. Kerry's first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa last week, he had the opportunity to publicly bolster a key US ally. Instead, he singled out... Read more »
Nigeria: Three Wise Men's Ikon On 'Bastard'
After nearly being killed by drunken policemen, Ikon pulls no punches. According to the Nigerian music producer, authorities in his country may be manipulative and greedy, but... Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: This Woman Means Business - Cynthia Jadot, DRC Shopowner [interview]
Thirty-year-old Cynthia Jadot is the woman behind Valancy. The store in Goma, in the DRC province of North Kivu, has done well, appealing to men and women with a penchant for... Read more »
Zimbabwe: This Woman Means Business - Zvisinei Zvirikuzhe, Spa Owner [interview]
Zvisinei Effective Zvirikuzhe is the 31-year-old woman who runs She Beauty Spa. Three years ago, when it began, the business was foremost an effort to generate income for a trust... Read more »
Uganda: This Woman Means Business - Patience Kahangirwe, Ugandan Events Planner [interview]
Patience Kahangirwe, 29, is the founder of Karwes Décor. The Kampala-based events planning company specializes in flowers, décor, bridal gowns and cakes. Party... Read more »
Rwanda: This Woman Means Business - Teta Isibo, Rwandan Designer [interview]
Twenty-nine-year old Teta Isibo is a self-taught designer and the founder of Inzuki. Read more »
Zimbabwe: New Coke Cans Bring Zimbabwe Party Politics to a Tragic Fizz [opinion]
The 'Crazy for Good' marketing campaign Coca-Cola launched last week in Zimbabwe has shaken up the Zanu-PF party, led by the country's current president, Robert Mugabe. Our blogger... Read more »
Rwanda: Journalists, Between Free Media and Self-Regulation [opinion]
Nearly two decades after the genocide, Rwanda has enacted laws that guarantee freedom of information and the media's self-regulation. But, asks our blogger, where does this leave... Read more »
Uganda: Donors Ride Sexy New Bandwagon - Gay Activism [opinion]
Why have gay rights become booming business in Uganda? Read more »
Zimbabwe: My Song - Hope Masike On 'Musha Mukadzi'
There's a saying in Zimbabwe that 'home is a woman'. Hope Masike never really knew what that meant till her mother passed away. That's why she wrote the song 'Musha mukadzi', to... Read more »
Zimbabwe: Social Media Sets the Stage for Zimbabwean Elections [opinion]
Social media frenzy - hype even - might be just what Zimbabwe needs to adequately prepare for the elections. Our blogger surveys what links are worth airtime as Zimbabweans prepare... Read more »
Africa: World Press Freedom Day 2013
3 May is World Press Freedom Day, and this year the UNESCO-led campaign celebrates its 20th anniversary. Read more »
Twenty-four-year old Helen Baleke became the first female boxer in the Kampala slum of Katanga. Today she and her younger sister, Diana Tulyanrabo, are Uganda's female boxing... Read more »
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