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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: 10 pictures
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Politics and Society Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: 10 pictures

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in America is a holiday to celebrate the birthday of renowned civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., born on 15 January, 1929. The special day continues to become more important in many people’s lives across the world. We look at some important moments in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life in pictures.

Remembering Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: 7 Quotes
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Politics and Society Remembering Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: 7 Quotes

We remember an African struggle icon Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. Sobukwe founded, and led the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), an anti-apartheid movement. Affectionately known as the Professor or simply “Prof”, Sobukwe dedicated is life to fighting racial inequality and the apartheid regime’s racist and unjust policies. We share with you seven of his profound and timeless quotes.

Woke alert: “Gandhi Must Fall” campaign gathers steam in Ghana
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Politics and Society Woke alert: “Gandhi Must Fall” campaign gathers steam in Ghana

In these “woke” times, historical figures with controversial views aren’t having an easy time in Africa. Idols are being toppled – literally and figuratively – left,right and centre. A case in point is in Ghana where a campaign to remove a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from the campus of the University of Ghana is currently gaining momentum. Campaigners say Gandhi, the celebrated granddaddy of the non-violent movement, said a few too many racist things to be considered a friend of Africans. Should Gandhi be judged on the sum of his life or on the basis of a few undeniably racist comments?

Remembering rap legend Tupac Shakur: 10 quotes
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Arts and Culture Remembering rap legend Tupac Shakur: 10 quotes

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary and seminal America rapper, and actor Tupac Shakur who passed away on 13 September 1996 (aged 25) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Undoubtedly a hip-hop icon, Tupac made and left an indelible mark on the world and influenced a generation of artists, with his acerbic and profound lyrics on urban life in America. We remember Tupac through his quotes, and excerpts from his music.

Remembering Malcolm X through quotes about the black rights activist
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Politics and Society Remembering Malcolm X through quotes about the black rights activist

Today, May 19 marks the 91st birthday of Malcolm X, one of the most preeminent and influential leader in the struggle for human rights, justice and freedom in the United States. Born Malcolm Little in 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm X later changed his name to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. To celebrate his legacy, we remember Malcolm X through quotes from various people about his beliefs, which helps to understand what he stood, fought and died for.

Cambridge’s Jesus College students vote to repatriate looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria
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Politics and Society Cambridge’s Jesus College students vote to repatriate looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria

The chickens are coming home to roost as students at Cambridge University’s Jesus College voted that a bronze cockerel known as “okukor” looted from the Benin Empire in the 19th century be repatriated to Nigeria. The Benin Bronze, taken from the palace at Oba in 1897 has been at the college since 1930.