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10 pictures of Julius Nyerere
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Politics and Society 10 pictures of Julius Nyerere

Today the world remembers the death and celebrates the legacy of an Africa statesman Julius Nyerere, who was the first President of Tanzania and previously Tanganyika, from 1961 until his retirement in 1985. Mwalimu Nyerere died of leukaemia in London in 1999. We look at some important moments in Baba wa Taifa’s life captured on camera in these ten pictures.

Bye bye ICC: Burundi’s parliament votes overwhelmingly in favor of ditching Hague court
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Politics and Society Bye bye ICC: Burundi’s parliament votes overwhelmingly in favor of ditching Hague court

Burundi just made history. 94 out of 110 lawmakers in the country’s parliament today voted in support of a Bill that will set the court firmly on the course of formally withdrawing from the ICC. The move comes while Burundi is at the centre of international attention for banning UN investigators from entering the country to investigate human rights violations. Do you think Burundi has made the right move?

Ngugi wa Thiong’o awarded South Korea’s prestigious Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award
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Arts and Culture Ngugi wa Thiong’o awarded South Korea’s prestigious Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award

Accomplished Kenyan writer, Ngugi wa Thiong’o has been awarded the prestigious Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award in recognition of his outstanding literary achievements. Thiong’o is the sixth recipient of the award since its inauguration in 2011 and he was recognized by the review committee for his outstanding work, which have been a “great influence on world literature”. Thiong’o will receive the award later this month.

18 authors shortlisted for the South African Literary Awards
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Lifestyle 18 authors shortlisted for the South African Literary Awards

The moment of glory beckons for 18 authors shortlisted for this year’s South African Literary Awards (SALA). The 18 writers were selected from a total of 132 submissions and the winners will be announced on 7 November, at a prestigious event at the University of South Africa (Unisa). The awards are the most prestigious and respected literary accolades in the country’s effervescent literary landscape.

Zimbabwean photographer, Henry Hakulandaba scoops African award
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Arts and Culture Zimbabwean photographer, Henry Hakulandaba scoops African award

Zimbabwean photographer, Henry Oliver Hakulandaba, is basking in the glory of his recent success after scooping an award in a prestigious photography contest. Hakulandaba was named among the three winners in Agility’s Africa 2016 Photo Competition. Kenya’s Stephen Simiyu, and Esdore Hakizimana from Uganda were also honoured for their breath-taking pictures.

Many Africans agree with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on assisted suicide: “Utata Tutu is right”
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African identities Many Africans agree with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on assisted suicide: “Utata Tutu is right”

In what suggests a fundamental shift in attitudes, many Africans agree with Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu’s position that terminally ill people deserve the right to decide when they shall die. Archbishop Tutu made his views known last week on the day he turned 85. Many young Africans have come out in support of Tutu on social media, terming his stance brave and humane. What side of the debate are you on and is it time African countries passed laws allowing for assisted suicide?