Racism remains South Africa’s enduring problem
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Politics and Society Racism remains South Africa’s enduring problem

The dust has hardly settled on the Penny Sparrow hate speech case, and South Africa is embroiled in yet another racism incident. In a video which emerged last week, Vicki Momberg a victim of a smash-and-grab crime is captured spewing insults at black police officers shouting: “One k***** is bad enough…The k*****s here in Johannnesburg are terrible”, “We got a low calibre people working. If I see a black person, I will drive them over. If I have a gun, I will shoot everyone”.

Social media reflections on Youth Day: What does the day mean?
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Politics and Society Social media reflections on Youth Day: What does the day mean?

As South Africa celebrates Youth Day in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the June 16, 1976 Soweto Uprising when students protested against the racist and unjust bantu education system, we ask what the day means to you? We look at contributions on social media to understand what the day means to South Africans as they reflect on the sacrifices made, take stock of the current state of affairs and hopes for the future.

Uniting to end human rights violations against persons with albinism
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Politics and Society Uniting to end human rights violations against persons with albinism

Today the world commemorates the second International Albinism Awareness Day, a special day to celebrate the talents and achievements of people with albinism, and to join the struggle against the challenges they face. We look at some campaigners across Africa working to highlight and fight the discrimination, stigma and attacks on people with albinism.

Cameroonian innovator Arthur Zang wins Engineering Innovation Prize for Cardio-Pad
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Africans rising Cameroonian innovator Arthur Zang wins Engineering Innovation Prize for Cardio-Pad

Cameroonian innovator Arthur Zang has won the second Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for his heart-monitoring device, the Cardio-Pad. Zang’s remarkable invention could change the way that Africans access treatment for heart disease, a critical illness in Africa. The Cardio-Pad allows heart diagnostics to be done at any location, sent to a cardiologist via mobile network, and interpreted within 20 minutes.

Nigeria: Internal stability remains under threat from Boko Haram, Global Peace Index says
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Politics and Society Nigeria: Internal stability remains under threat from Boko Haram, Global Peace Index says

Nigeria’s internal stability remains under threat from Boko Haram and other internal conflicts, the Global peace index reveals. Boko Haram, which became the deadliest terrorist organisation in the world in 2014, has been wreaking havoc in Nigeria and other parts of region. The latest attacks in Bosso, Niger and Nigeria have shown that terrorism remains Nigeria and the region’s most enduring problem

Africa mourns former Nigeria captain and coach Stephen the “Big Boss” Keshi
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Lifestyle Africa mourns former Nigeria captain and coach Stephen the “Big Boss” Keshi

Nigeria has lost one of its soccer greats, former captain and coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, popularly known as the “Big Boss”. Keshi was born in Nigeria in 1962 and passed away in the early hours of today, reportedly from a cardiac arrest. He was 54 years old. Keshi won the AFCON trophy both as a player and coach with Nigeria. The Big Boss indeed leaves an indelible mark and a great legacy.