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    Nigeria: Hilary Clinton's Bio Controversy

    Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, has replied those criticising her for her recent comment about Hilary Clinton's twitter bio. She stirred controversy when she said she was upset by Mrs Clinton's usage of 'wife' on her twitter bio at a PEN World Voices Festival lecture. Some Nigerians who reacted to the interview, said she took her feminism too far, adding that the question was intrusive and Mrs Clinton has a choice on her view on being addressed as a 'Wife.' Meanwhile, some others argued that the question was necessary for women to understand that they have to celebrate their achievements, not just on the home front, just like men. In her response to critics, Ms Adichie on her Facebook page

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    Malawi: Meet the Chewa People of Malawi

    With over 1.5 million of the 18.9 million population in Malawi and over 11 million scattered abroad, the Chewa people pride themselves on being the largest indigenous group in Malawi. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that their language, Chichewa, has been adopted by the Malawians as the official language. Their ancestry is traced to Nyanja of the Bantu tribe. They do not live in isolation as they bear a close relationship with their neighbours, the Tumbuka and Nsenga tribe. With their history dating back to the first century, AD, their traditions remain with them. Their secret society, Nyau, is known for their masks. Their love for masks knows no bounds as they present organised dances (Gulewamkulu)

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    Africa: New IAAF Rules Set to Limit Caster Semenya's Career

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    South Africa: ANC Has Sold Us Out

    Thousands of South African Federation of Trade Union (Saftu) members marched throughout Johannesburg on Wednesday, joining countrywide marches protesting against the proposed minimum wage. Workers gathered around the Newtown precinct in the morning and then proceeded to the Office of the Premier, the Chamber of Mines, and the departments of health and labour. Saftu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi addressed the crowd outside the Department of Health's offices just after 14:30. Looking at and pointing to the ANC offices, which are situated a block away from the department, Vavi said: "They have sold us out, comrades." He said the ANC wanted the capitalist class to exploit workers. "Today we have

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    Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Declares Row With Britain Over

    Madziwa - President Mnangagwa yesterday declared over the more than two decades-long quarrel with the United Kingdom over, stressing his administration prefers dialogue with all nations in place of acrimony. He said his re-engagement policy thrust was succeeding as Zimbabwe had managed to attract investment commitments of nearly $11 billion in the past four months. President Mnangagwa said this yesterday while addressing Johane Masowe YeChishanu Vadzidzi VaJesu Church pilgrims from across Africa at their Madziva Shrine, Mashonaland Central Province. He said Zimbabwe could not continue living in isolation and had thus managed to thaw relations with most Western countries, adding the bilateral

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    Zimbabwe: Businessman Makamba Exposed in Leaked Audio

    An audio recording has emerged of businessman and aspiring Zanu PF legislator James Makamba allegedly arranging the recruitment and payment of state-media journalists for smear a campaign against cabinet ministers and their presumed associates. The recording was reportedly made and leaked by socialite Acie Lumumba whose help Makamba allegedly tried to enlist for the approach to targeted journalists. The formerly self-exiled tycoon whose business interests include Telecel Zimbabwe, is heard in the audio making clear that the primary target of the smear campaign must be ICTs minister Supa Mandiwanzira as well as Ozias Bvute who chairs telecoms regulator POTRAZ. Mandiwanzira led the government takeover

  • South Africa: UDF Veterans Urge Banks to Probe Accounts of Individuals Implicated in State Capture

    Four major banks have been urged by a group of UDF veterans to investigate the bank accounts of individuals allegedly linked to State Capture. A group of former activists from the United Democratic Front have identified banks used by individuals who are believed to have engaged in illegal proceedings related to State Capture, and have appealed to the four leading banks to close or freeze the accounts of those they have named. The letters from the UDF Veterans - grouped together as the UDF Veterans' Network - were sent to Investec, the Nedbank Group, ABSA and the Standard Bank Group, along with supporting correspondence to the Reserve Bank and the Banking Corporation of South Africa. They attached