Winnie Mandela Passes

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The former wife of Nelson Mandela, and a well-known activist in her own right, passed from illness today. ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April 2, 2018 BODY • Family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April...

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Nganang Arrêté

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Accusé d’« outrage au chef de l’Etat », Patrice Nganang, camerounais, professeur de la littérature comparée, reste en prison. DOUALA, CAMEROUN — Un jour après avoir publié le 5 décembre un « Carnet de route en (zone) dite anglophone » sur le site de l’hebdomadaire Jeune Afrique, Patrice Nganang,...

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Marriage Vote in Australia

Australians have given their government an overwhelming mandate to craft and enact legislation making same-sex marriage equal, recognized, fair. CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — Australians have voted 61.6 per cent in favour of same-sex marriage, with 38.4 per cent voting against, in a historic national postal survey. Participation was high, with...

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Julia/Julius in Uganda

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Julia/Julius Kaggwa’s intersex life and activism remind us that the struggle for self-determination can be biological, cultural, political, communal. KAMPALA, UGANDA — In a remarkably poignant and educational collaboration the Open Society Foundations and activist comics producer PositiveNegatives have crafted and presented an illustrated account of Julius Kaggwa’s precarious...

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‘Writing to Save a Life’

John Edgar Wideman searches in searing prose for Louis Till, father of Emmett Till, both executed, by the Army, via lynching.  Genre: Books, Nonfiction. Full Title: Writing to Save a Life — The Louis Till File. Author: John Edgar Wideman, award-winning American novelist and writer, author of Philadelphia Fire (1990), Brothers...

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