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Thabooty: Woman lingerie range is for all shapes and sizes

By NOKUTHULA ZWANE, IOL, 11/23/2017 As an advocate for ‘body positivity’ local actress, television presenter and DJ Thando Thabethe tries her hand in a underwear and shapewear range, called ‘Thabooty’s’. The much anticipated range was launched at the vibrant venue overlooking the city...

Poisonous Legacy of British Colonialism

Britain left behind two evil legacies when Zimbabwe gained independence: the harsh lesson that violence works, and a grotesquely unequal distribution of farmland. By James North, The Nation, 11/22/2017 The life of Robert Mugabe is a human tragedy, but his awful failure is...

Ethiopian-Israelis seek Avera’s return from Gaza

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, 11/22/2017 WASHINGTON — Ilan Mengistu knows that his pitch to rescue his brother, Avera, should be a no-brainer to Jews — “pidyon shvuyim,” the redemption of the hostage, is among the greatest of commandments. But Ilan also knows that the...
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“We Are Like Grass: We Bend This Way and That When the Elephants Fight.”

By Christoph Titz, Spiegel, 11/21/2017 Risky air drops and truck deliveries across some of the most dangerous roads in the world: To tackle what is currently Africa's worst hunger crisis, the U.N. World Food Program is using all means at its disposal....

Their troubled brother wandered into Gaza. Now his Ethiopian-Israeli family wants US help to...

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, 11/20/2017 WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ilan Mengistu knows his pitch to rescue his brother, Avera, should be a no-brainer to Jews — “pidyon shvuyim,” the redemption of the hostage, is among the greatest of commandments. But Mengistu also knows that...

Prominent South African actresses reveal their sexual harassment ordeal

By LIAM KARABO JOYCE, IOL, 11/20/2017 Two prominent South African actresses have revealed that they have been victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. This follows the revelations of former Rhythm City actress Nokuthula Ledwaba who revealed she was harassed after Hollywood...

Uganda Becomes the 100th Country With Chabad

Announcement made at International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries By Dovid Margolin, Chabad, 11/20/2017 The landlocked East African country of Uganda is making Jewish history this year: It is the 100th country to welcome a permanent Chabad-Lubavitch presence in its midst. In October, Rabbi Moishe and Yocheved Raskin, along...
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Meet Masiphumelele’s budding violinists

“We like the African beats and we also play classics” By Ashraf Hendricks, Ground Up, 11/18/2017 In a small classroom learners from Masiphumelele are learning a new skill: playing the violin. The outreach program, that takes place on the campus of non-profit organisation Masiphumelele...

Mugabe resists pressure to resign as detention pictures emerge

By Jason Burke, Alex Maher, The Guardian, 11/16/2017 Zimbabwe’s state-run media have published photos of Robert Mugabe meeting the general who led an army takeover two days ago, as the veteran autocrat resisted pressure to step down on Thursday and the army faced growing...

Nigeria’s Nasty Boy: ‘People in my law class thought I worked for a porn...

Rigid gender norms in Nigeria’s religiously conservative society are being challenged by a website dedicated to documenting unconventional lives By Emmanuel Akinwotu, The Guardian, 11/16/2017 Richard Akuson, a lawyer whose online magazine is questioning rigid gender norms in Nigeria’s religiously conservative society, understands...

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Nigerians in South African jail responsible for Ozubulu Anambra church killings...

By Agency Report, Premium Times, 11/02/2017 The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Garba Umar, on Wednesday unmasked two suspects behind the invasion and killing of 18...

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