Lisa Chiriseri: The young activist working to eradicate pit latrines in schools
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Africans rising Lisa Chiriseri: The young activist working to eradicate pit latrines in schools

Access to education is a basic human right but many young children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Zimbabwe still struggle to get access to learning opportunities because of many barriers. FACEZ (Fund a Child’s Education Zimbabwe), an education fund is helping underprivileged children to get access to education, and improving toilet facilities in schools. Led by Lisa Chiriseri, a young activist, the project currently supports over 90 learners.

Remembering Cheikh Anta Diop: 8 quotes from his seminal works
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Politics and Society Remembering Cheikh Anta Diop: 8 quotes from his seminal works

Today we remember, and celebrate Cheikh Anta Diop, a pre-eminent Senegalese academic, anthropologist, physicist, politician and historian whose groundbreaking research and writing continues to inspire research on race, pre-colonial African culture and Black civilisation. Here’s our selection of 8 excerpts from Diop’s writings.

#16DaysOfActivism Against Gender-Based Violence – Orange the World: #HearMeToo
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Politics and Society #16DaysOfActivism Against Gender-Based Violence – Orange the World: #HearMeToo

Today November 25 marks the start of the #16DaysofActivism Against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. The 2018 theme is Orange the World: #HearMeToo.

France to return 26 pieces of art to Benin as report recommends restitution of African artwork
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Politics and Society France to return 26 pieces of art to Benin as report recommends restitution of African artwork

French President Emmanuel Macron says France will return 26 pieces of art to Benin, after receiving a report calling for African artefacts housed in French museums to be returned. The report recommends restitution of objects taken from Africa during “scientific expeditions” and “objects seized within the military contexts”. There are at least 90,000 objects originating from sub-Saharan Africa currently in French Public Collections.