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New dictionary provides nuanced insights into the language of African politics

A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.

Ma Africa leads the way

Graça Machel is the example of someone reaching out to other women and lifting them up

Kenya bids farewell to ‘green Nobel’ Maathai

Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai at a park in central Nairobi.

Seeds of ‘the acacia’ take root

Nobel-winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai's legacy was to provide shelter for the withering Earth.

Maathai ‘belongs in the league of Mandela’

South Africans paid tribute on Monday to late Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Muta Maathai, who died in a Nairobi hospital on Monday.

Nobel laureate Maathai dies in hospital

Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai has died in hospital where she was undergoing treatment for cancer.

Breaking South Sudan’s vicious cycle

Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai says South Sudan's stability is threatened by ongoing conflict and the legacy of decades of civil war.

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