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Young literary bloggers of Sudan
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Politics and Society Young literary bloggers of Sudan

Blogging has become a phenomenon across the world, providing an informal platform that creates access to differing human experiences in numerous contexts. In our interests, we hardly ever look to the north of Africa to see the wealth of literary content that is pouring out of there. Here is a list of young Sudanese literary bloggers and writers who will serve as an introduction to the range of talent to be found in Sudan.

Twitter reacts to Lynsey Sharp’s controversial comment after Semenya’s victory
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Arts and Culture Twitter reacts to Lynsey Sharp’s controversial comment after Semenya’s victory

British athlete Lynsey Sharp has raised the ire of social media with her remarks, which seems to suggest she lost to Caster Semenya because it’s “difficult” to compete against the South African because of recent suspended hyperandrogenism regulations. Sharp stirred a hornet’s nest with comments implying that the reforms, allowing hyperandrogenic athletes to avoid artificially controlling testosterone levels made it difficult to fairly compete.

South Africa’s student resolution: #FeesMustFall
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Politics and Society South Africa’s student resolution: #FeesMustFall

This past week, the ANC was dealing with its biggest jolt since it came to power in 1994. With little more than a hashtag, #FeesMustFall, and a lot of healthy outrage, tens of thousands of students across the country and across race and party lines rose up, shut down campuses and stopped examinations, then marched on Parliament and Luthuli House and left the lawns of the Union Buildings smouldering.

Between privacy and access to information: threats and opportunities in internet regulation
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Politics and Society Between privacy and access to information: threats and opportunities in internet regulation

Africa is experiencing an internet revolution. It is estimated that 50 percent of Africans will be online by 2025 – up from 16 percent in 2013. The current and expected growth in both utilisation and the relevance of the internet to African lives highlights the importance of legal and policy measures to regulate its use.