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African migrants are being sold in Libya’s ‘slave markets’ IOM says
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Politics and Society African migrants are being sold in Libya’s ‘slave markets’ IOM says

African migrants are being sold in Libyan ‘slave markets’ after being held for ransom, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has revealed. The migrants trying to reach Europe tell harrowing stories, experiences of forced and hard labour, malnutrition and sexual abuse. Some migrants have been captured and killed by smugglers and militia groups, who conduct the slave trade.

Cartoon: Recent terror attack in Egypt renew calls for concerted efforts to curb rising threats
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Politics and Society Cartoon: Recent terror attack in Egypt renew calls for concerted efforts to curb rising threats

The recent killing of dozens of Christian worshipers at a Coptic Church in Egypt in an explosion has sparked concerns over the rising threat of terrorism in Africa targeting minority groups. There have been various deadly terrorist attacks perpetrated by terrorist groups on the African soil, and the rampage is increasingly becoming relentless. The rise in terrorism on the continent calls for urgent concerted efforts from national and regional social, political, and religious leaders, civil society and the public to curb the threats, which risk going out of control.

On Stella Nyanzi: Where can public intellectuals do their work in Museveni’s Uganda?
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Politics and Society On Stella Nyanzi: Where can public intellectuals do their work in Museveni’s Uganda?

Academic, creative writer and human rights activist Stella Nyanzi has been charged with cyber harassment of President Yoweri Museveni this afternoon in Kampala. This followed two months of her intensive criticism of Janet Museveni, the country’s Minister Education and wife to the President, over the government’s reneging on an electoral promise to supply free sanitary pads to school going menstruating girls.

The unlikely Trump fans of Nigeria
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Politics and Society The unlikely Trump fans of Nigeria

On the surface, Donald Trump’s earnest support from a group of secessionists in Southeastern Nigeria might seem odd, especially when one of the biggest charges being hurled at his administration is anti-Black racism. However, the Biafran support of Donald Trump is nuanced. They don’t agree with him on everything– but they don’t feel they have to.

Wole Soyinka joins University of Johannesburg as Distinguished Visiting Professor
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Arts, Culture and Sport Wole Soyinka joins University of Johannesburg as Distinguished Visiting Professor

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has joined the University of Johannesburg in South Africa as a distinguished visiting professor in the Faculty of Humanities. Prof Soyinka’s extensive experience and knowledge will be of great benefit to the institution and he brings a new dimension to the discourse on decolonisation and the Africanisation of knowledge.

Africa to receive $57 billion from World Bank Group
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Politics and Society Africa to receive $57 billion from World Bank Group

The African Region is set to receive $57 billion from the World Bank Group to finance life-saving and life changing projects over the next three fiscal years. The financing will benefit the most fragile countries in the region. These projects include health, access to water, education, agriculture, among other life-saving and life changing operations.