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Narendra Modi declares India free finally of open defecation

Modi hails toilet ‘milestone’ as India marks Gandhi’s 150th Ahmedabad, India | AFP | Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared the country of 1.3 billion people free of open defecation, and turned his sights towards eradicating single-use plastic next. Modi — whose claim has been challenged by experts …

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Ghana Gandhi statue removed after student protest

Accra, Ghana | AFP | A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana’s most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans. India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue to the global peace icon at the University of Ghana in Accra …

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The plight of a woman

The tale of a Zombo and memories of Mahatma Gandhi’s words on the evil of man Kampala, Uganda | ALLAN KINANI | The scorching sun shot through the trees that were shading us, as the clock ticked noon. A gush of fresh, replenishing breeze swayed across, sweeping the dry leaves under …

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Five things to know about India’s Nehru-Gandhi dynasty

New Delhi, India | AFP | Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, was Monday named as the new leader of the main opposition Congress party, which has ruled the country for much of its independent history. Here are five key things to know about India’s most famous political …

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Gandhi brand no longer sells in Indian politics

New Delhi, India | AFP | India’s Congress party and its controlling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has been synonymous with political power for most of the 70 years since independence, hit a new low with this weekend’s vice-presidential election. The Congress-backed candidate was crushed in Saturday’s parliamentary ballot by the nominee of …

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