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Challenging Mandela’s post-Apartheid legacy

Written By: Jehron Muhammad Doing something few South Africans have dared, opposition leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF), and former president of the ANC’s Youth League, Julius Malema in December of last year challenged Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid legacy. Mandela, Malema said, during the democratic transition, abandoned elements of …

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Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016 Application

The Etisalat Prize for Literature is a Pan African prize that celebrates debut African writers of published fiction. Previous winners include Zimbabwe’s NoViolet Bulawayo (2013), South Africa’s Songeziwe Mahlangu (2014) and Democratic Republic of Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila (2015). The winner receives a cash prize of £15,000 in addition to …

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Baby lives 3-days in Kenya building crash

Rescue workers have pulled out a one-year-old girl from the rubble of a building in Kenya’s capital more than 72 hours after it collapsed following heavy rain. “She was rescued and was severely dehydrated. She is currently receiving medical attention at Kenyatta National Hospital,” Red Cross spokeswoman Arnolda Shiundu told …

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