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The Stories You Need To Know: AfriForum Lays Racism Charges Against Social Media Users, Ugandan Musician Wins By-Election

Afrikaner rights organization AfriForum will lay charges against 100 social media users for racism, hate speech, and incitement to murder and rape.

SOUTH AFRICA–Afrikaner rights organization AfriForum will lay charges against 100 social media users for racism, hate speech, and incitement to murder and rape. Most of the users on the organization’s list are prevalently black, but Deputy CEO Ernst Roets says that not all of them are black. “As far as we can determine, there's at least one person who is white,” he told the HuffPost South Africa. Read the full story here and here.


UGANDA–Ugandan musician Bobi Wine is now the MP of Kayondo East in central Uganda, after he won the by-election with a whooping 78% vote. Read the full story here.

ZIMBABWE–Nkosana Moyo, former government minister and one time vice-president of the African Development Bank, has announced that he will be running for president in the 2018 elections. He will be leading his party the Alliance of the People’s Agenda. Read the full story here.

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How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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