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Resisting the construction of Gandhi’s statue in Malawi
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Politics and Society Resisting the construction of Gandhi’s statue in Malawi

A petition to stop the Blantyre City Council, Malawi from erecting Mahatma Gandhi’s statue is circulating online, citing Gandhi’s racism towards Black people. In 2016, lecturers of the University of Ghana petitioned the University of Ghana Council to have Gandhi’s statue removed, because of his “racist identity” and numerous racist statements attributed to him in his lifetime.

Questioning the importance of English language proficiency tests
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Politics and Society Questioning the importance of English language proficiency tests

Many African countries use English as the official language, which is also the medium of instruction in schools. However, it is shocking that Africans from Anglophone speaking countries have to prove their proficiency despite years of education. Applicants who wish to attend British and U.S. institutions have to pay a hefty amount to write or retake international proficiency exam IELTS or TOEFL.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o calls for rename of East London to SEK Mqhayi
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African identities Ngugi wa Thiong’o calls for rename of East London to SEK Mqhayi

World renowned Kenyan writer and literature scholar Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o has suggested the rename of the South African city of East London to be renamed after the late great African scholar Samuel Edward Krune Mqhayi. A honour befitting Mqhayi, will be renaming the city East London after him to commemorate his remarkable literary work, and it will be an honour to many African leaders whose contributions have never been recognized in the post colonial era.