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Anti-LGBTQ+ laws in Ghana and Uganda feel the heat from sanctions

Anti-LGBTQ+ laws in Ghana and Uganda feel the heat from sanctions

A ruling this month by Uganda's Constitutional Court to water down a tough anti-LGBTQ+ law may have stemmed from concern to avoid further international sanctions over the controversial legislation, rights activists and analysts say. The court's d...
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Reaction to Israel’s military response to Iran’s attack on Israel

Reaction to Israel’s military response to Iran’s attack on Israel

ISRAEL carried out an attack on Iranian territory, sources said, days after Iran struck Israel with a barrage of drones and missiles. Here are reactions to the Israeli military response, from official statements and postings on social media: U...
China’s federation promises action after half marathon debacle

China’s federation promises action after half marathon debacle

THE Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) has vowed to strengthen the supervision of its road-running events after a video of Sunday's Beijing half-marathon showed three runners appearing to slow down to allow China's He Jie to overtake them and win. ...
Zando launches international unit to counter Shein and Temu in South Africa

Zando launches international unit to counter Shein and Temu in South Africa

SOUTH African online fashion retailer Zando launched an international e-commerce division called Zando Global in the hopes of taking on fast-fashion Chinese e-commerce retailers Shein and Temu at home. The rapid rise of Shein and Temu - driven by...
West Africa’s fashion designers are world leaders when it comes to producing sustainable clothes

West Africa’s fashion designers are world leaders when it comes to producing sustainable clothes

EVERY few weeks global fast fashion brands mass produce their latest clothing, pumping out garments to be sold around the world. There is growing criticism that it’s socially irresponsible to produce such large volumes of clothes so often. It leads ...
South Africans tasted the fruits of freedom and then corruption snatched them away – podcast

South Africans tasted the fruits of freedom and then corruption snatched them away – podcast

FIVE years after his momentous election as South African president, Nelson Mandela stepped down after one term in office in 1999. Thabo Mbeki, his deputy, took over the mantle of the post-apartheid transition. Mbeki would lead the country for the ne...

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State capture in South Africa: time to think differently about redress and recovering the stolen loot

State capture in South Africa: time to think differently about redress and recovering the stolen loot

SOUTH Africans are plunged into darkness daily by rolling power cuts. These are a stark reminder of the destruction that years of state capture wreak...
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