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Uganda: Museveni donates his autobiography – ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed’ to schools
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Politics and Society Uganda: Museveni donates his autobiography – ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed’ to schools

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Ministry of Education to distribute copies of the second edition of his autobiography, ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed’ as a gift to government secondary schools to promote a proper understanding, appreciation and loyalty to Uganda’s national identity. The first edition of the book was based on series of interviews with British historian. In the second edition, Museveni accounts the history of the struggle to liberate Uganda from dictators.

Sir Derek Walcott dies at age 87: Tributes pour in for St. Lucian poet
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Arts and Culture Sir Derek Walcott dies at age 87: Tributes pour in for St. Lucian poet

St. Lucian poet and playwright, Sir Derek Alton Walcott died today at his home at Cap Estate at the age of 87. The 1992 Nobel laureate for Literature had been hospitalised for a while. Walcott, who is arguably the greatest writer from the Caribbean first trained as a painter under Harold Simmons. He was the second Caribbean writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature after Saint-John Perse won it in 1960. The continent joins the world in mourning the death of a Caribbean literary icon and tributes continue to pour in.

Trans-women are trans-women and women are women says Chimamanda Adichie
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African identities Trans-women are trans-women and women are women says Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie finds herself on the spotlight for statements she made recently on transgender. The Nigerian novelist in an interview with Channel 4 categorically stated her thoughts on transgender women, and the remarks have been seen by many as problematic, while others have defended her comments.