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The Loropeni Ruins in Burkina Faso

Greetings from the ruins of Loropeni which include an array of stone walls that comprise an ancient fortress, the best preserved of ten in the area. Situated near the borders of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Togo, the ruins are believed to date back to a thousand years. Today we share with you some lovely images of these ruins.

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Happy International Women’s Day: #BeBoldForChange

Africa joins the rest of the world in celebrating the International Women’s Day today, a time to reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Whom are you celebrating today? Your wife, mother, grandmother, sister, girlfriend, teacher, and community or national leader?

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South Africa’s Justice Maya nominated as first female President of Supreme Court of Appeal

South Africa has nominated the first female president of the second highest court , Madam Justice Mandisa Muriel Lindelwa Maya as the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal. This nomination could not have come at a better time, the month of March celebrates women for just who they are, their achievements and their contributions to the world.

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Defying racism: Afro-Austro Alaba makes his mark

England, France and Belgium have a much longer history of selecting black footballers in their national teams due to a longer historical association with people of African ancestry. But with increased rate of immigration and transnational marriage, the world has become a global village over the years. Because of that, a lot more European countries now have players of colour in their national teams. Any interesting case is Vienna-born David Alaba, a rare breed of a national player for a country with a problem with racism.