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How Winnie Mandela taught African women to rewrite their narratives and realities
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Politics and Society How Winnie Mandela taught African women to rewrite their narratives and realities

The death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was first met with negative headlines by numerous local and global publications. The demonisation of an African woman comes easily to the Western media. But in this case, African women formed a vanguard against such negative stereotypical narratives and wrote Mama Winnie’s history with a golden pen, appropriately placing her where she belongs; a revolutionary leader and the spear of the nation.

President Magufuli tightens security around tanzanite mine with a 24km wall
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Politics and Society President Magufuli tightens security around tanzanite mine with a 24km wall

Tanzanian President John Magufuli inaugurated a 24km wall built around the country’s tanzanite mines to prevent the smuggling of the precious stones. Magufuli has made moves to secure and protect the mining industry. Last year the Tanzanian government seized diamonds worth $15 million because they were undervalued.

Denmark gets its first public statue of black woman, heroine Mary Thomas
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Politics and Society Denmark gets its first public statue of black woman, heroine Mary Thomas

A statue of a black queen has been erected on Danish soil, the country’s first public monument dedicated to a black woman. Two black female artists Jeannette Ehlers of Denmark and La Vaughn Belle of the Virgin Islands created the collaborative sculpture entitled I AM QUEEN MARY in honour of Mary Thomas, a black queen who revolted against the Danish.