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Police Arrest Grace Mugabe’s Aide, Mashayamombe in Harare


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Grace Mugabe, wife of former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe Former Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe’s Harare aide, Shadreck Mashayamombe was this morning reportedly arrested outside Meikles Hotel in the capital, according to TheCitizens. Mashayamombe who is the Harare South MP was reportedly picked up by five plain-clothed policemen at a ‘prestigious’ hotel in Harare this morning. It ...

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Mugabe resignation ushers in new era for Zimbabwe


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Jubilation in streets and parliament tinged with uncertainty about future following decades of authoritarian rule  Celebrations erupt in Zimbabwean parliament as Mugabe resigns – video Jason Burke and Emma Graham-Harrison in Harare Wednesday 22 November 2017 07.20 GMTFirst published on Tuesday 21 November 2017 15.51 GMT Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe with immediate effect after 37 years in power, ushering in a new era ...

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Photos/Video: Hundreds of Africans including Didier Drogba flock to Libyan Embassy in Paris to protest alleged slave markets as reported by CNN

Hundreds of Africans including Didier Drogba flock to Libyan Embassy in Paris to protest alleged slave markets as reported by CNN


Monday, November 20, 2017

Hundreds of African nationals and activists flocked to the Libyan Embassy in Paris on Saturday, outraged at the government’s failure to tackle human smuggling, after a CCN report unveiled a network of migrant slave auctions in Libya. About a thousand people turned up to the protest following calls by several prominent anti-slavery groups and a number of ...

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Turkish capital, Ankara bans LGBT rights events in public places

Turkish capital, Ankara bans LGBT rights events in public places


Monday, November 20, 2017

The Turkish capital Ankara has banned the public showing of films and exhibitions in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, the governor’s office said on Sunday, citing risks to public safety. The move will worry gay rights activists and Turkey’s Western allies about its record on civil liberties under President Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted AK ...

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Google doodle honours Chinua Achebe


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Google today celebrates the 87th birth anniversary of Late Chinua Achebe, a writer many consider to be father of modern African literature. Born Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe; 16 November 1930, was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958), often considered his best, is the most widely read book in modern African literature. The novel depicts the complex customs of the Igbo people, one of ...

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UN increases pressure on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over human rights violations in a statement that was watered down by China  Rohingya refugees walk to take shelter in the southern part of Bangladesh at Palongkhali in Coxs Bazar. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The UN Security Council has called on Myanmar to rein in its military campaign in Rakhine state and allow hundreds of ...

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