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Zimbabwe renames streets in honour of African anti-colonial icons and revolutionaries
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Politics and Society Zimbabwe renames streets in honour of African anti-colonial icons and revolutionaries

The government of Zimbabwe has approved the renaming of roads in the capital Harare and other cities to honour African liberation icons, Zimbabwean independence struggle stalwarts, and political figures who have supported the African cause. Those honoured include, Angola’s Agostinho Neto, Botswana founding leader Sir Seretse Khama, Patrice Lumumba and Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro among others.

Zambia: Criminals in Kitwe hack off the hand of 7 year-old girl with albinism
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Politics and Society Zambia: Criminals in Kitwe hack off the hand of 7 year-old girl with albinism

In a gruesome attack, criminals in Kitwe, Zambia hacked off and fled with the hand of a seven year-old girl with albinism. The crime, believed to be a ritual attack has caused an outrage in Zambia and on social media with prominent campaigners on albinism coming out to strongly condemn the senseless act.

Kenya: Litigation as a tool for Rastafari female liberation
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African identities Kenya: Litigation as a tool for Rastafari female liberation

As an entry point for advocacy, litigation shapes public discourse. Importantly, it addresses violations and mitigates future violations. In Kenya, the High Court upheld the rights of a female Rastafari learner. She was expelled from school because of her dreadlocks. The court pronounced that “the rule that she cuts her hair is intrusive to her religion and not justifiable in a democratic country”.