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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Former chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been awarded a $30,000 Lifetime Achievement Award for Inspirational Leadership at the Africa Energy Forum (AEF). She gave the cash prize to the women in Guinea Bissau in honour of the great Pan African leader Amilcar Cabral. This Is Africa wishes congratulate her on the award, and wishes her all the best in her endeavours.

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On Stella Nyanzi: Where can public intellectuals do their work in Museveni’s Uganda?

Academic, creative writer and human rights activist Stella Nyanzi has been charged with cyber harassment of President Yoweri Museveni this afternoon in Kampala. This followed two months of her intensive criticism of Janet Museveni, the country’s Minister Education and wife to the President, over the government’s reneging on an electoral promise to supply free sanitary pads to school going menstruating girls.

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Uganda: Kasha Nabagesera the champion for LGBTI rights

This year on International Women’s Day we profile Kasha Nabagesera who has walked the rough path many would have surrendered, fighting for justice for the members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community in Uganda. Nabagesera has been bold for change as the theme for #IWD 2017 calls on everyone, to help forge a better working world – a more inclusive world #BeBoldForChange.

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Cameroon: Anglophone activists charged with terrorism face death penalty

Two Cameroonian activists who lead the Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC) face a precarious fate after they were arrested and charged with acts of terrorism, and group rebellion. The two activists, president of the CACSC, Barrister Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla, and its Secretary General, Dr. Fontem Aforteka’a Neba, face the death penalty if found guilty. The arrest has been widely condemned by Cameroonians and various rights groups, who are calling on the authorities to release the two.