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Apartheid flag falls as Equality Court’s rules it’s now illegal to publicly display the flag in South Africa
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Politics and Society Apartheid flag falls as Equality Court’s rules it’s now illegal to publicly display the flag in South Africa

In a landmark ruling South Africa’s Equality Court has ruled that it’s now illegal to publicly display the apartheid flag in South Africa. The court ruled that displaying the apartheid flag constitutes hate speech. The historic ruling, which come 25 years after the racist apartheid regime was ended has been widely hailed by civic groups and members of the public on social media.

The Great Hack: What does Netflix’s doccie on data mean for Africa and its democracy?
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Politics and Society The Great Hack: What does Netflix’s doccie on data mean for Africa and its democracy?

Africans keep modelling their democracy against the West. Few are critical enough to speak about Africa modelling its own democracy against its own context. At a time when democracy in the West is being questioned due to the influence of companies such as Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, where does that leave Africa’s democracy?

What exactly does Paul Kagame have to explain to the West?
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Politics and Society What exactly does Paul Kagame have to explain to the West?

A recent interview in French media with Rwanda’s president went viral after it veered off script into the area of human rights. Why, one wonders, does this never happen to Western leaders? Does Donald Trump, for one, not have some explaining to do? It is time for Western media to talk about the West’s human right record.