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Nigeria’s Frances Ogamba and South Africa’s Resoketswe Manenzhe win 2019 Writivism Prizes
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Arts, Culture and Sport Nigeria’s Frances Ogamba and South Africa’s Resoketswe Manenzhe win 2019 Writivism Prizes

Nigeria’s Frances Ogamba walked away with the 2019 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Non-fiction for her story, “Valley of Memories,” while South Africa’s Resoketswe Manenzhe won the 2019 Writivism Short Story Prize for her story, “Maserumo”. We congratulate Frances Ogamba and Resoketswe Manenzhe.

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.