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"Commemorated unequally" The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has apologised after an inquiry found at least 116,000 mostly African and Indian casualties from WW1 were "possibly not commemorated at all". The figure could be as high as 350,000. More:
Nigerians have been expressing their sorrow over the death of 23-year-old Ada Jesus. The Nigerian comedian, whose real name was Mercy Mmesoma Obi, had celebrated her birthday only two days before the announcement of her death.
Said Djabelkhir's, a leading Algerian scholar of Islam who was accused of insulting the religion, has been given a three-year jail sentence. Djabelkeir told reporters that he intends to appeal and fight for “freedom of conscience”. More ➡️:
"I am going to show that females are not the weaker sex." Fatima Zahra Binta Jaffar Jalloh from Sierra Leone teaches her peers graphic design and computers. Fatima has big plans for herself - as well as her students. #GirlsInICT
"We want to be an example because the issue of climate change is a major world issue." Two decades ago Judith Bakirya quit her NGO job to return to farming - and run her farm in the traditional Ugandan way. #EarthDay
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THREAD In July 2018, a horrifying video began to circulate on social media. 2 women & 2 young children are led away by a group of soldiers. They are blindfolded, forced to the ground, and shot 22 times. #BBCAfricaEye investigated this atrocity. This is what we found...
How Nigerian activists and influencers managed to get the world to pay attention to the #EndSars campaign