Zimbabwe: Chamisa Slams Zanu-PF’s Bid to Raise Age Limit for Future Presidents

[New Zimbabwe] MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has chided President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF over alleged attempts to take away citizens’ freedoms through a proposed constitutional amendment to raise the presidential age entry point from 40 to 52.

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Africa:Sublime Soul Diva Who Demanded Respect, Which Will be Forever Given

[The Conversation Africa] It is no coincidence that two of Aretha Franklin’s celebrated contemporaries who travelled to Detroit to see the singer in the last stages of her illness were Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson. It is hard to overestimate Franklin’s importance to both music and the civil rights movement — and the presence of one of music’s greatest figures alongside Martin Luther King Jr’s right-hand man at her bedside in the final days of her life is a fitting tribute to one of the true greats o

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South Africa:Reflecting on Mandela’s Centenary

[Atlantic Council] Washington, DC -In the predawn hours of July 18, 1918, not far from the medieval cathedral town of Soissons in northeastern France, twenty-four French divisions, including two segregated American infantry divisions (the storied 92nd “Buffalo Soldiers” and the 93rd) under French command, supported by other Allied units–including eight other US divisions of the American Expeditionary Force led by Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing for whom the day would bring one of their first combat operation

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