Ghana University row re-ignites debate on Gandhi’s racism

Suraj Yengde, Harvard University The statue of Mahatma Gandhi is to be removed from the University of Ghana campus after a campaign by academic staff based on claims that the Indian leader was a racist. Politics and society editor Thabo Leshilo asked Suraj Yengde about the controversy. Is the claim that Gandhi was racist valid? …

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Modi’s razzmatazz diplomacy isn’t serving African interests

Vineet Thakur, University of Johannesburg and Alexander E. Davis, University of Johannesburg India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his five-day, four-nation tour of Africa on July 11. He spent two days in South Africa and made brief visits to Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya. As he left Nairobi at the end of the tour, Modi had …

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South Sudan News Headlines for 12 July 2016

A selection of news headlines about South Sudan published during the period July 8 through July 12, 2016. South Sudan’s former rebel leader Machar says attacked by president’s Salva Kiir forces, urges calm Source: The Star A ruthless general called ‘King Paul’ may be behind South Sudan’s recent conflict Source: Quartz South Sudan: More than …

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Africa News Headlines for 7 February 2016

A selection of headlines covering news from Sub-Saharan Africa over the past 24 hours. An African female soccer legend is helping to coach Afghan migrant boys in Sweden Source: Southern Times Kenya: Scientists say Zika Virus Unlikely to Spread in East Africa Source: Geeska Afrika African leaders advocate locally developed Zika, Lassa virus vaccines Source: …

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Africa News Headlines for 16 January 2016

A selection of news headlines about Africa south of the Sahara published over the past 24 hours. India scouts for oil and gas assets in Africa on crude price fall Source: Economic Times Gabon’s Ping Chosen As Main Opposition Candidate For 2016 Polls Source: Leadership SPLM-IO leadership recalls back to Pagak senior members of advance …

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