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Ethiopia is finally recognizing its stateless Rastafarian community

BY NADIA ZAIDI, Plaid Zebra, 11/13/2017 Ethiopia will now issue identity cards to its members of the Rastafarian community – a religious group that has long been stateless. This recognition comes at a time of volatility. Rastafarians are fighting for land, language,...

South African parents sue after son drowns in latrine

By BBC Africa News, 11/13/2017 The mother of a five-year-old South African boy who died after falling into a pit latrine at school has broken down in court as she described finding his body. Michael Komape's mother Rosina took the witness stand...

Iconic South African Artist Johnny Clegg Battles Illness, Kicks Off Farewell Tour

By Associated Press, Billboard, 11/13/2017 At 64, his pancreatic cancer in remission, South African musician Johnny Clegg kicked high and stomped five consecutive times — the signature move of Zulu war dancing — during a packed Johannesburg concert that he says is one of...

South Africa’s disjointed, grey identity

By Kaeden Arnold, News 24, 11/12/2017 A culture of having to physically adapt to a new environment, and people, is inherent in our identity. As the year draws to a close, I would like to reflect on the transformation of our society...

Making a house a home! Kenya couple completely transform ‘dangerous’ dilapidated semi-detached house

Making a house a home! Couple completely transform 'dangerous' dilapidated semi-detached house in a year after buying from the council for just £1 Sam and Rachael Kamau's property had a waterfall coming down the staircase' The bathroom had no...

Meet Dr. Mumba Chalwe, Zambia’s first female urologist

By Kylie Kiunguyu, This Is Africa, 11/11/2017 Dr. Mumba Chalwe Zambia's first woman in urology wants her accomplishments to inspire other women and girls, "Like I always say “iron sharpens iron” if women and girls can see fellow women as achievers outside...

Miss World Fiji jumps into pool to assist Kenya

By TALEBULA KATE, Fiji Times, 11/10/2017 MISS World Fiji 2017 Nanise Rainima has yet again won the hearts of many people in Fiji and around the world. The 25-year-old Tailevu lass did the unthinkable of which any Fijian would do in the swimming...

She came to Uganda at 18 and has since adopted over 13 girls

By Christian News, 11/09/2017 When Katie Davis Majors was just 18, she traveled to Uganda with her mom for three weeks after which they returned to U.S. Months later, she bought a one-way ticket back to this country and has since...
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After Kenya vote drama, secessionist talk enters mainstream

By Christopher Torchia, Washington Post, 11/08/2017 JOHANNESBURG — During Kenya’s election upheaval, a few protesters displayed images of the flag of the “People’s Republic of Kenya,” a notional breakaway state. Some posted online images of Kenya divided into two nations along ethnic...

Suspected ‘hit man’ who ‘threw acid in Thomson holiday rep’s face is found jailed...

EXCLUSIVE: Suspected 'hit man' who 'threw acid in Thomson holiday rep's face in Portugal on the orders of her ex-boyfriend' is found jailed in Uganda on drugs charges Ellie Chessell had acid poured on her on May 6 near...

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Kenyan president ‘unprofessional, divisive’ – analyst

By Luthando Vikilahle, News 24, 10/13/2017 Cape Town – Political analyst Benji Ndolo in an interview with News24 has accused outgoing Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta of being...

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