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Femme the Future: Kenyan Digital Equality Advocate Nanjira Sambuli takes on Global Digital Cooperation
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Politics and Society Femme the Future: Kenyan Digital Equality Advocate Nanjira Sambuli takes on Global Digital Cooperation

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the launch of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. Serving on it, alongside Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jack Ma, executive chairman of the Alibaba Group, is millennial digital equality advocate and lobbyist Nanjira Sambuli

Ethiopia’s blacklisted groups: Terrorists or activists?
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Politics and Society Ethiopia’s blacklisted groups: Terrorists or activists?

With the “intention of widening political space”, Ethiopia’s government is freeing thousands of prisoners accused of a variety of charges, such as terrorism or incitement to topple the government. This includes several senior opposition leaders and members of Ginbot 7, which is among five groups blacklisted under the government’s unreformed anti-terror legislation.

Hair politics: Beyond beauty, this Ivorian hair artist used her hair to address #MeToo
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Sport, Arts and Culture Hair politics: Beyond beauty, this Ivorian hair artist used her hair to address #MeToo

Ivorian hair artist, Laetitia Ky has used her hair to speak out on rape, sexual assault and harassment. She shaped her hair to speak on the #MeToo movement. Her hair portrayed a man lifting the skirt of a woman. Laetitia’s poignant expressions are when she uses her hair to highlight women rights issues.

Remembering Chris Hani: 7 quotes
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Politics and Society Remembering Chris Hani: 7 quotes

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of South African struggle hero, Chris Hani. Hani was the South African Communist Party (SACP) secretary-general, and chief of staff of uMkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). He was a fierce opponent of the Apartheid regime. We remember the words of the struggle icon.

Remembering Amadou Hampâté Bâ
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Politics and Society Remembering Amadou Hampâté Bâ

Amadou Hampâté Bâ is one of these rare beings that Providence endowed with seven lives, endeavouring to pass on the legacies of the past. Woven into the works of great ancestral word- smiths, his oeuvre is the seismograph of human wisdoms and divine signs. Successively a writer, storyteller, poet, ethnologist, spiritual leader, numerologist and diplomat, Amadou Hampaté Bâ was in constant dialogue with young people from the continent.