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Remembering Chris Hani: 7 quotes

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of South African struggle hero, Chris Hani. Hani was the South African Communist Party (SACP) secretary-general, and chief of staff of uMkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). He was a fierce opponent of the Apartheid regime. We remember the words of the struggle icon.

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ANC welcomes Zuma’s resignation and salutes his “outstanding contribution”: Full statement

South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s resignation as President of the country. The ANC saluted President Zuma’s “outstanding contribution” in the last nine years he served as President and his role in the party spanning over sixty years. Here is the full statement of the ANC following President Zuma’s resignation.

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Cartoon: Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo calls for Africa to end its dependency on the West

Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo’s quest to see Africa move beyond aid was once again on full display, after his latest speech in the presence of French president Emmanuel Macron sent a strong message to the western world. “We can no longer continue to make policy for ourselves in our continent on the basis of whatever support that the western world can give us,” Akufo-Addo said.

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Cartoon: Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s departure renews hope

Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, November 21 as president of Zimbabwe after 37 years in power, ushering in a new era for the country. Mugabe finally resigned after a military intervention and pressure from his own party Zanu-PF and the Zimbabwean citizens. There was jubilation in streets across the country following decades of Mugabe’s authoritarian rule. Mugabe’s departure renews hope, and spirit and brings a sense of freedom to Zimbabweans, most of whom have only known one leader.