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Sudanese women leave after voting at a school turned into a polling station in Al-Jarif West, outside Khartoum, Sudan. Pic: Ashraf Shazly/AFP
Outrage as 9 Sudanese women face 40 lashes for wearing trousers
July 15, 2015 Posted by :
A Sudanese Christian woman arrested for wearing trousers has narrowly escaped the punishment of 40 lashes, in a case that human rights groups say is further damning ...
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe announced yet another Cabinet reshuffle last week. (Pic: AFP / Mujahid Safodien)
Zimbabwe’s game of political musical chairs is not really about us
July 14, 2015 Posted by :
Last week, yet another cabinet reshuffle was announced in Zimbabwe, with one more Zanu-PF minister, Joel Biggie Matiza, losing his position barely six months after assuming it. ...
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Kenyans, some of whom are members of a Christian lobby group, hold a protest against homosexuality in the capital Nairobi, on July 6, 2015, signalling to US President Barack Obama their opposition to gay rights ahead of his visit to Kenya. (Pic: AFP)
Kenyan protesters warn Obama against bringing up gay rights during visit
July 7, 2015 Posted by :
Kenyan anti-gay protesters marched in Nairobi on Monday, warning US President Barack Obama not to speak about gay rights when he visits the country of his ancestors ...
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Khat's psychoactive ingredients -- cathinone and cathine -- are similar to amphetamines but weaker, and can help chewers stay awake and talkative. (Pic: AFP)
How Britain’s khat ban devastated an entire Kenyan town
July 2, 2015 Posted by :
In a quiet and unassuming town tucked away in a hilly part of eastern Kenya, the British home secretary Theresa May’s name is spoken with barely concealed ...
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Lupita Nyong'o delivers a speech during a press conference at the Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel in Nairobi on June 30 2015. (Pic: AFP)
Lupita Nyong’o joins fight to save Africa’s elephants
July 1, 2015 Posted by :
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has returned home to Kenya to spearhead a new campaign to stop the record slaughter of elephants for their valuable ivory. More than ...
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