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Young women changing the face of African media

Port Louis, Mauritius | AFP | A new generation of 30-somethings with brilliant careers, feminist convictions and, above all, confidence, are spearheading an assault on African media, using social networks as a launchpad. “I do not understand what ‘no’ means,” Peace Hyde, one of the most high-profile members of this …

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Azulato children’s festival excites Ugandans

Children’s NGOs partner with GZK, the German Cultural Society, to launch Azulato Children’s Festival Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Azulato Children’s Festival had a successful first year opening on Sunday May 6th, 2018 at Seven Trees Gardens in Kololo, drawing a crowd of about 1000, mostly young children with …

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World’s most faithful male!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world’s most faithful male is – well, a bird. Apparently, every year, for the past 16 years, the stork has flown 14,000 km from his winter home in South Africa to a small village in Croatia, Europe, to be with his handicapped mate, who …

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RWANDA: Walk to remember

`Small idea’ by high school students has become global anti-genocide movement Kampala, Uganda | STEPHEN NUWAGIRA & FRANCIS BYARUHANGA | A sea of dark mass captures my attention as I head towardsthe Rwandan Parliament on this cloudy Saturday evening. It’s a mass of people clad mostly in black or dark …

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Is it really 2018?

The evidence suggests otherwise Kampala, Uganda | CHARLES C. ROZIER | According to scholars throughout history, we actually aren’t living in the year that is printed on our calendars. The more the origins and development of dating systems have been and are studied, the more it becomes apparent that time …

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