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Nigeria buckles under pressure, reduces visa fees for Americans
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Politics and Society Nigeria buckles under pressure, reduces visa fees for Americans

The Nigeria government has buckled under pressure, reducing visa charges for Americans visiting the country. The US Government earlier this week announced new visa fees for all approved non-immigrant visa applications by Nigerians. The new “reciprocity fee” regime was scheduled to take effect from August 29.

US journalist refers to South African President Ramaphosa as “unidentified leader”
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Politics and Society US journalist refers to South African President Ramaphosa as “unidentified leader”

An American journalist Darlene Superville stirred the hornet’s nest after she tweeted a picture of global leaders at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, identifying three heads of state except for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, whom she referred to as an “unidentified leader”. The reference was heavily criticised by Twitter users, seen as one steeped in sheer ignorance and disrespect.

Women in Kampala’s Nakawa market are united against sexual harassment
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Politics and Society Women in Kampala’s Nakawa market are united against sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the informal sector is pervasive, widespread, and alarming. Although the lack of regulation within the sector is a blessing of sorts for small scale traders and artisans, it leaves the women vulnerable to sexual violence and harassment. Something that women in Kampala’s largest markets are fighting to change.

Apartheid flag falls as Equality Court’s rules it’s now illegal to publicly display the flag in South Africa
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Politics and Society Apartheid flag falls as Equality Court’s rules it’s now illegal to publicly display the flag in South Africa

In a landmark ruling South Africa’s Equality Court has ruled that it’s now illegal to publicly display the apartheid flag in South Africa. The court ruled that displaying the apartheid flag constitutes hate speech. The historic ruling, which come 25 years after the racist apartheid regime was ended has been widely hailed by civic groups and members of the public on social media.