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Remembering Harriet Tubman with 10 inspirational quotes: First black person to feature on a U.S. banknote
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Politics and Society Remembering Harriet Tubman with 10 inspirational quotes: First black person to feature on a U.S. banknote

The U.S. Treasury has announced that Harriet Tubman abolitionist, women’s rights advocate and freedom fighter, will feature on the front of the new $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson, who was a slave owner. Tubman becomes the first black person to appear on a U.S. banknote and the first woman in more than a century. The news continues to be celebrated on various platforms online.

Smashing the glass ceiling: Linda Kasonde appointed Law Association of Zambia’s first female president
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Africans rising Smashing the glass ceiling: Linda Kasonde appointed Law Association of Zambia’s first female president

Lawyer, Linda Kasonde has been elected the Law Association of Zambia’s (LAZ) first female president and we are loving it. Kasonde who previously served as LAZ vice-president, defeated two other contestants, Sidney Chisenga and Kafula Mwiche in the election. With the appointment, Kasonde becomes the law association’s 33rd president, and the first female to hold the prestigious position.

Zimbabwe at 36: Quotes from the country’s liberation heroes
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Politics and Society Zimbabwe at 36: Quotes from the country’s liberation heroes

18 April marks Zimbabwe’s Independence Day, attained in 1980 from the United Kingdom. On the country’s 36th anniversary of Independence from colonial rule, we remember the sacrifices made in the protracted guerrilla war, in which thousand sons and daughters of Zimbabwe lost their lives. We remember the words of some of the country’s liberation heroes, made during the liberation struggle, at independence and post independence, which speak to the vision and aspirations of its people, disillusionment and frustration at the prevailing challenges facing the country.

Obama admits Libya “worst mistake” of his tenure. Could the AU’s negotiated transition roadmap have been a better option?
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Politics and Society Obama admits Libya “worst mistake” of his tenure. Could the AU’s negotiated transition roadmap have been a better option?

The admission by then U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016 that the prevailing mess in Libya and “probably failing to plan for the day after, [the intervention]” was the “worst mistake” of his presidency raises questions on the efficacy of foreign military intervention in conflicts across Africa. Looking back, how should the Libyan crisis have been handled? Should the African Union have been given a chance to implement its roadmap for a negotiated transition?

Survivor: Hope, rescued two year-old Nigerian boy ‘accused of being a witch’ makes remarkable recovery
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Politics and Society Survivor: Hope, rescued two year-old Nigerian boy ‘accused of being a witch’ makes remarkable recovery

In an amazing story, Hope, the abandoned two-year-old Nigerian toddler, accused of being a witch by his family members and shunned by the community in Uyo has bounced back, making a remarkable recovery. Hope was discharged from hospital last month and pictures of the healthy-looking boy have been posted on social media.

A step in the right direction as Kenya parliament approves law permitting breastfeeding at work
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Politics and Society A step in the right direction as Kenya parliament approves law permitting breastfeeding at work

Kenya’s parliament has approved a bill which allows breastfeeding at work, a welcome development which will encourage women to continue breastfeeding when they return to the workplace. Kenya joins only a few countries in Africa with clear legislation and good practices, which compel employers to provide special breastfeeding areas for employees with babies.