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Battle for rights in traditional rites
Battle for rights in traditional rites
Recently, I had an opportunity to see a screening of the award-winning film Inxeba: The Wound, which explores, in an incisive fashion, the...
Tanzania arrests a sign of ‘autocracy’
Tanzania arrests a sign of ‘autocracy’
A week after their South African and Ugandan colleagues were deported from the country — after being arrested for “the promotion of...
Inside Emmanuel Macron's draconian anti-terrorism law
Inside Emmanuel Macron's draconian anti-terrorism law
France’s National Assembly is soon to debate counter-terrorism legislation proposed by Emmanuel Macron’s government. This legislation, Macron claims, will enable France to...
The Sikasso paradox: Can the Mali miracle be repeated?
The Sikasso paradox: Can the Mali miracle be repeated?
Sometime in September 2016, Bienfait M’mbakwa Eca was sitting at his desk in bustling Sikasso, Mali’s second-largest city, poring over some new...
The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction
The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction
In the last decade, close to 200 killings and more than 500 attacks on people with albinism have been reported in 27 sub-Saharan African countries....
Mothers pit prayer against killings
Mothers pit prayer against killings
A haunting choral rendition of the Lord’s Prayer floated across Soweto’s Mofolo Park last week.
Femicide needs its own laws
Femicide needs its own laws
My friend Camilla says each day of her life is lived in fear — fear that one day she could be next. Her husband of three years is verbally...
​Rights group fights for coloured people at UN session
​Rights group fights for coloured people at UN session
The coloured people’s rights group, Camissa Movement for Equality, has called...
​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns
​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Swazi children rent dingy, unfurnished rooms in Mpumalanga so that they can attend school because the cost of...

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