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Umurage “Heritage” RwandAir’s largest aircraft takes to the skies
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Politics and Society Umurage “Heritage” RwandAir’s largest aircraft takes to the skies

RwandAir has started operating its newly acquired Airbus A330-300, #Umurage “Heritage” the airline’s largest aircraft as part of the company’s strategy to expand its wings. RwandAir recently acquired a brand new Airbus 330-200, proudly nicknamed ‘Ubumwe’ (unity) as the airline pursues a robust strategy to boost capacity.

Soyinka fulfils promise, shreds U.S. residency green card and returns to Nigeria
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Politics and Society Soyinka fulfils promise, shreds U.S. residency green card and returns to Nigeria

Nigerian poet and activist Wole Soyinka has revealed that he has fulfilled his promise to cut up his American residency green card in protest, after the triumph of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential polls. Soyinka says he has relocated to Nigeria as he promised he would do before the elections if Trump won the election.

Meet first Ugandan inventor to hold a patent for safety liquid dosing dispenser
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Africans rising Meet first Ugandan inventor to hold a patent for safety liquid dosing dispenser

Ugandan inventor Philip Mukoza Mpaata has become the country’s first pharmacist to hold a patent for a drug dosing device. Mpaata’s safety dispenser for liquid medicines was early this year patented in the UK. The patent for Syringe Operated System (SYROPS) was granted by the UK patent office on January 26, 2016 with subsequent publication in the UK Patents Journal on February 24, 2016.

Today Africa joins the world in observing World Aids Day
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Politics and Society Today Africa joins the world in observing World Aids Day

Today Africa joins the world in observing World Aids Day. We stand in solidarity with the 78 million people who have become infected with HIV and remember the 35 million who have died from Aids-related illnesses around the world. World Aids Day also reminds us that more work needs to be done. The day recognises the efforts of governments, civic organizations, corporates ‎and individuals involved in the fight against Aids.

Cartoon: Mandela meets Castro
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Politics and Society Cartoon: Mandela meets Castro

Cuba was Nelson Mandela’s first trip after his release from prison. Mandela was inspired by Fidel Castro, and the Cuban Revolution and during his first visit to Cuba he said in his speech, “We have come here today recognizing our great debt to the Cuban people. What other country has such a history of selfless behavior as Cuba has shown for the people of Africa?”

Fidel Castro in pictures
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Politics and Society Fidel Castro in pictures

The world is mourning the loss of a colossus political figure, Cuban revolutionary Commandante Fidel Castro who passed away at the age of 90. Castro passed away last week Friday, having been unwell for sometime. As tributes continue to pour in, and as the world mourns the loss of a remarkable, but divisive political figure, we look at some important moments in Castro’s political life captured on camera.