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Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the All African People’s Conference
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Politics and Society Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the All African People’s Conference

A conference in Accra, Ghana, revisited the 1958 All African People’s Conference, under the banner of “The Unfinished Business of Liberation and Transformation”. The legendary convenor of that first conference, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, famously said, “The objective is African Union. We must unite now or perish.” Yaw Adjei-Gyamfi considers how far we have journeyed towards the economic independence of Africa.

#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.