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Maite Makgoba, the founder of Childish Trading and Manufacturing (AFP)
South African black doll breaks the mould in high style
August 20, 2015 Posted by :
She is black and trendy, and young South African girls are learning to love her. Meet Momppy Mpoppy, who is a step ahead of other black dolls ...
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Botswanan or Batswana? It’s complicated
August 17, 2015 Posted by :
  I’ve been pondering about the origin and meaning of the two terms, Botswanan and Batswana. How nationals in African countries self-identify and how they identify their ...
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(Pic: Flickr / Tom Magliery)
Stubbing it out: Ethiopia implements smoking ban
August 14, 2015 Posted by :
The bars and cafes are full and lively in the northern Ethiopian town of Mekelle – but they are no longer smoke-filled, with the strict implementation of ...
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A volunteer in protective suit looks on after spraying disinfectant outside a home in Waterloo, 30km outside Freetown. (Pic: AFP)
Ebola’s victims of the future: pregnant women
August 13, 2015 Posted by :
For the last 13 years, Sierra Leone has seen a dramatic decrease in its maternal mortality rate, due in large part to the introduction of free health ...
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(Pic: Flickr / David Precious)
Uganda bans repayment of ‘bride price’ after divorce
August 7, 2015 Posted by :
Uganda’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that refunding of goods paid to a bride’s family after divorce was illegal, sparking celebration by rights groups who said women ...
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