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Music: When women turn the tables

Women DJs are adding spice to the mix in clubs across the continent. The Africa Report meets four pioneers who are changing perceptions as they stir it up behind the decks.

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I don't see a racial divide - Toya Delazy

Photo©Ross GarrettThe South African singer says that the gap in education is the country's most pressing problem. She talks to The Africa Report about looking for new musical talent and the role of women and youth.

 

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Day in the life of a female motorbike taxi driver

Alice Nana is a motorbike taxi driver in Cameroon's economic capital, Douala. She braves the insults of her male counterparts to put her kids through school.

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Music: Tunisia's head-spinning hip-hop culture

Photo©Sam KimballIn Kasserine as in the Bronx, hip-hop is an arsenal for youth who want to be heard.

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Let's empower young African artists - Angelique Kidjo

Photo©Charles Sykes/AP/SIPAAfrica must do more to protect and value its artists, says the star, who tells the story of her life in a new autobiography.

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Kenya: The silence of violence

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor Kenyan author. Photo©FootHills PressOwuor's new novel Dust highlights the role of violence in Kenya's history and how humans rewrite their memories.

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Africa's hopes in the 2014 World Cup

Image©Panoramic; Sipa; Graphic: Emeric TherondThe field of close to 50 African teams narrowed down to a final five for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as the year drew to a close.

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