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Interview: Kakwenza Rukirabashaija On Being The Hell That The Ugandan Government Created For Themselves

We spoke with the Ugandan author, activist, and lawyer about his tumultuous relationship with a governing body that has no interest in maintaining law and order.

In his 33 years on Earth, Ugandan novelist, lawyer, and activist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has not known a safe and fair homeland. Born two years after current Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni began his reign of terror in 1986, Rukirabashaija has spent most of his professional career trying to get people to take a real look at the dictator and his actions. The author’s first stab at an expose came in 2020, with the release of The Greedy Barbarian, a fictional recount of the highly-corrupt ruling National Resistance Party and the impossibly illegal things they got away with. The party then, under the instructions of Museveni, ordered the arrest of Rukirabashaija – and the toxic, biased tango began.

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We Spoke With African Students Stranded In Ukraine, These Are Their Stories

As Russia and Ukraine go into conflict with each other, thousands of African students have become displaced as their home embassies struggle to get them all out and to safety.

Eastern Europe is at war and the Russia and Ukraine conflict has taken center-stage in world affairs, progressing from benign, out-of-view diplomacy to open-field military attacks. Earlier this week, the world watched in shock and horror as Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an attack on the country of Ukraine. Russia invading Ukraine can be explained from many positions. And while an oversimplification of the issue can arise, it’s not inaccurate to point that Russia is going through these lengths to keep Ukraine out of NATO’s expansion agenda. Thousands of Ukrainian residents are now forced to flee their homes and leave their lives behind. On top of the stress of having to grab your life and go, is the added anxiety of being a foreigner in a country, seeking refugee amongst thousands. With little-to-no concrete communication or solutions from their respective embassies, thousands of African students are stranded in a war-torn Ukraine.

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Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Threatens The Country's Social Activism

Over the years, several injustices by the Nigerian government have pointed to a democracy in tatters, one that needs to constantly be monitored. With Twitter banned indefinitely in Nigeria, what will actually become of social activism in the country?

Jacob Zuma is South Africa's First Former President to be Jailed

Now that Jacob Zuma has finally begun serving his 15-month sentence, what's next?

Explained: Keeping Up With Jacob Zuma

If you're unsure about what's happening with South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma and his impending arrest, we've got you covered with this brief explainer.

Nigerian State Bans the Use of Mannequins Citing 'Immorality'

Nigeria's Kano State has banned the use of clothing mannequins citing that it promotes "immoral" thoughts and goes against Islam's Sharia law.

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Nigerian Authorities Arrest Biafran Leader Nnamdi Kanu

After labelling the Indigenous People of Biafra a 'terrorist organisation', the Nigerian authorities have arrested its leader Nnamdi Kanu.