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Gyimah Gariba (Ghana)

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Gyimah Gariba is a freelance illustrator, designer and animator from Ghana currently living and working in Toronto. With work that is often inspired by music, Gariba's sleek and highly stylized renderings of family, friends and moments in pop culture (like Lupita Nyong'o and her Oscar victory) make his Instagram and Tumblr pages irresistible follows. Gariba is currently working on a 3D animation project based on the Ashanti folktale of Kwaku Anansi and his past projects include work on Cartoon Network's Steven Universe and season 1 of Adult Swim's Black Dynamite. Watch Gariba speak on his inspirations and artistic vision below. See more of his work here.

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Zimbabwean Chief Demands Exhumation of Former President Robert Mugabe

Chief Zvimba has officially ordered former Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe, to have the body of the late Robert Mugabe exhumed and reburied in accordance with the traditions of his culture.

According to several local media reports, a Zimbabwean chief has ordered Zimbabwe's former First Lady, Grace Mugabe, to have the late President Robert Mugabe exhumed. Chief Zvimba, of Zvimba District in the Mashonaland West province, has officially summoned G. Mugabe to appear at the village court at Gonzo Guzha Hall, Murombedzi Growth Point, on charges of wrongful burial next week Thursday. The call for exhumation comes after R. Mugabe's death in September of 2019 following his resignation amid the "coup-not-coup" of 2017. At the time of his death, there was already much debate about where he would be finally laid to rest.
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