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The Stories You Need To Know: Helen Zille Apologizes For Colonialism Tweets, Resurgence In The Killing Of People With Albinism In Malawi, And More

Western Cape premier and former leader of the opposition party Democratic Alliance finally apologized for her offensive tweets about colonialism.

MALAWI–There’s been a resurgence in the killing of people with albinism. Since 2017, approximately 117 people (both children and adults) have been killed. Nine people have been attacked this year so far. Read the full story here.


KENYA–A seven-storey building collapsed in Kenya leading to several people going missing. The building was evacuated after it developed cracks. Read the full story here.

SOUTH AFRICA–Western Cape premier and former leader of the opposition party Democratic Alliance finally apologized for her offensive tweets about colonialism. Read the whole apology below.

 

SOUTH AFRICA –Former COO of the public broadcaster SABC Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been dismissed for putting the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage. Read the full story here.

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Pregnant Tanzanian Girls Now Have Hope Of An Education

In the past, Tanzania's pregnant girls of school-going age were banned from accessing an education. However, things are about to change!

If a young girl of school-going age happened to fall pregnant in Tanzania, it usually spelled the end of her schooling career — and the death of any prospects she may have had for a bright future. In Tanzania currently, an estimated 5 500 girls are forced to leave school each year due to pregnancy, according to the World Bank.

The Tanzanian government has announced a new programme aimed at addressing the plight of young girls who have been impacted by this discriminatory ban. Tanzania's Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Leonard Akwilapo said young girls will now be offered an opportunity to further their schooling at alternative colleges.

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