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Kenya’s flood evictions may violate the law – scholar

Kenya’s flood evictions may violate the law – scholar

RECENT floods in Kenya have left at least 270 people dead, displaced more than 200,000 and destroyed property, infrastructure and livelihoods across the country. In Nairobi, hundreds of people in informal settlements were left homeless and thousands...
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Iran’s Supreme Leader approves Mokhber as interim president, declares 5 days mourning

Iran’s Supreme Leader approves Mokhber as interim president, declares 5 days mourning

IRAN'S Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei announced five days of public mourning for President Ebrahim Raisi following his death in a helicopter crash and confirmed First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber as interim head of the country's executive branch. ...
Al Ahly and Esperance highlight the dominance of North Africa in club football. Lessons for other African teams

Al Ahly and Esperance highlight the dominance of North Africa in club football. Lessons for other African teams

AL AHLY, based in Cairo, and Esperance, in Tunis, are among the most successful clubs in the history of the main club cup competition in Africa, the CAF Champions League. Al Ahly has reached the finals multiple times and boasts 11 titles, making ...
How Africa’s women-led businesses are bridging the funding gap

How Africa’s women-led businesses are bridging the funding gap

SPEAKING at the CEO Forum 2024 in Kigali, Rwanda, last week, Marie Ange Mukagahima, founder and CEO of Zima Healthy Group Ltd voiced her frustration about the difficulty of securing funding for business expansion. The main challenge, she explained, ...
Angola’s untold history: archive project explores LGBTIQ+ lives and struggles

Angola’s untold history: archive project explores LGBTIQ+ lives and struggles

AS I write these lines, I mourn the passing of Carlos Fernandes, a leading queer activist and organiser in Angola. Carlos was found dead in his home earlier this year under circumstances that are still being investigated. For lesbian, gay, bisexu...
Over 26 million South Africans get a social grant. Fear of losing the payment used to be a reason to vote for the ANC, but no longer – study

Over 26 million South Africans get a social grant. Fear of losing the payment used to be a reason to vote for the ANC, but no longer – study

SOCIAL grants to reduce poverty feature prominently in the campaign promises of political parties in South Africa’s 2024 national and provincial general elections, set for 29 May. The country’s social grants system is one of the largest in Africa...

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South African communities vs Shell: high court victories show that cultural beliefs and practices count in climate cases

South African communities vs Shell: high court victories show that cultural beliefs and practices count in climate cases

WHEN the Shell Petroleum Company announced in 2021 that it wanted to explore fossil fuels off South Africa’s pristine Wild Coast, Indigenous communit...
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