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Africa Day: Youth participation, the power is in our hands. Cartoon credit: Tony Namate/This is Africa
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Media development in Africa: Telling our own African stories

Africa is not a country, but for a long time a single narrative about the continent has been told. Western, Asian and European powers know the importance of telling their stories. Countries in these regions have established media outlets that sell their narratives, religious beliefs, social, cultural ideals and political philosophies. This is hardly the case with African countries, and it should be addressed.

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Namibia celebrates 27 years of independence

Today is Namibia’s Independence Day. The country attained its freedom in 1990. We honour all those who sacrificed their lives during the struggle against South African foreign rule and German colonialism, and remember all those who died in the liberation war. Happy Independence Day to our Namibian brothers and sisters.

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Germany faces lawsuit against genocide on Namibian ethnic groups

The Herero and Nama ethnic groups are in a New York court in a lawsuit filed against Germany for the atrocities committed, including the genocide of over 100,000 Ovaherero. So far the German government has been mute on the proceedings and is yet to send a lawyer. The Ovaherero Paramount Chief, Advocate Rukoro recently declared that “reparations are due and [should be] payable to us as a People COLLECTIVELY”.