South Africa: Animated Short Film ‘Zog’ Up for International Emmy

[Triggerfish] South Africa is having a good year at the International Emmys: first The River was nominated as best Telenovela and now Zog, animated in Cape Town by Triggerfish for the UK’s Magic Light Pictures, is up for Best Kids’ Animation.

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Sudan: Peace Talks Going Well Despite Boycott By Rebel Group

[East African] A comprehensive peace agreement that would set Sudan on a path to political stability and economic recovery appeared feasible as the transition government and rebel groups entered a second day of negotiations in the South Sudan capital Juba.

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South Africa: Why Parents Beating Their Children is Not African Culture

[allAfrica] Cape Town -After South Africa’s Constitutional Court upheld a high court ruling that declared corporal punishment at home unconstitutional, there were memes about African parents ignoring the ruling and beating their children anyway. That’s the way they were disciplined and they turned out fine – that’s the thinking.

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Nigeria: Inside National Assembly’s Two Decades of Lawmaking, Scandals and Looting

[Premium Times] Of the three arms of government, the Legislature is presumed the most critical in any democratic nation. Apart from producing the largest number of elected officials, the National Assembly aggregates the views of the people (constituents) and makes laws for the good of the nation.

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Tanzania: Bobi Wine Supporters Detained Over Wearing Banned Red Berets

[Citizen] Kampala -Ugandan security personnel on Thursday detained six supporters of pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine for wearing red berets, a banned symbol of his “People Power” pressure group, a spokesman for the movement said.

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