Africa:You Can Get Away With Murder If You’re Polite – And 4 Other Things We Learnt in 2017

[The Conversation Africa] The last twelve months have been a confusing time for African democracy. We have seen coups that didn’t look like coups and elections that didn’t look like elections. In this sense, it was a year of illusions.

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Nigeria:’Rape Conviction Review Aimed At Discouraging Perpetrators’

[Daily Trust] Kano -The National Human Rights Commission has described the upward review of conviction on rape from a minimum of three years and maximum of 14 years imprisonment to minimum of 14 years and maximum of life sentence in Kano as a measure to discourage the crime.

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Ethiopia:Decolonizing Ethiopian Studies

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -I wrote this article as a way to initiate a conversation on the issues of decolonizing education pertaining directly to the field of Ethiopian Studies. The main purpose of this opinion is to highlight the importance of making Ethiopian languages and ideas dominant in the field of Ethiopian Studies.

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Libya:Evacuation of Migrants to Start ‘Within Days’ – France’s Macron

[Deutsche Welle] Evacuations of migrants stranded and abused in Libya are to begin within “days,” says French President Emmanuel Macron. He says Tripoli, African and EU leaders have agreed on an emergency plan at their summit in Abidjan.

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