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‘Down with Zuma’ chants at S.Africa freedom icon’s funeral

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The funeral of celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada on Wednesday was transformed into a rally against President Jacob Zuma, who had been barred from the event. The family of the African National Congress (ANC) stalwart, one of Nelson Mandela’s closest colleagues in …

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The secret world of Japan’s hidden Christians

Ikitsuki, Japan | AFP | Japanese rice farmer Masatsugu Tanimoto doesn’t think of himself as a Christian, and you’d almost never find him in a church. But every so often, he and others meet to recite prayers drawn from another time and place. The group, dressed in sober kimonos and …

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Remembering Abu Mayanja

COMMENT: By Kavuma-Kaggwa  Remembering Abu Mayanja, a great man of our time One of Uganda’s great men and freedom fighters, Abubakar Kakyama Mayanja, died on November 4, 2005 at Mulago Hospital after a short illness. He was buried on November 5, 2005, at his ancestral home in Zziba village, Ngogwe …

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