Africa: The Shift to Virtual World – An Experience Worth Archiving

[SDGC/A] Kigali -The novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, has brought forth unprecedented challenges to humanity across the world regardless of the level of economic development. In the absence of a vaccine or medicine, the only measure that has been deemed appropriate is confinement (shelter-in-place) and the limiting of physical interactions through social distancing and self-quarantining.

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Gambia: President Barrow Said He’d Step Down After Three Years. Will He?

[African Arguments] When Adama Barrow became The Gambia’s new president in January 2017, he quickly reversed many of his predecessor’s isolationist policies. After 22 years of authoritarian rule under Yahya Jammeh – who had to be pressured to leave the country by a regional military intervention when he refused to step down after losing the elections – the democratically-elected President Barrow announced The Gambia would rejoin the Commonwealth and the International Criminal Court (ICC). At the same time, international suppo

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South Africa: What Now After ‘Spanking Children’ Court Ruling

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South Africa has become the 57th country in the world to prohibit the corporal punishment of children. This comes after the Constitutional Court’s ruling that the common law defence of “reasonable and moderate chastisement” is unconstitutional.

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