Rwanda Does Away with Over 1,000 Colonial-Era Laws

The Rwandan government is saying goodbye to more than 1,000 laws left over from German and Belgian rule of the East African nation, describing them as “outdated.” According to The New Times, parliament passed a law last week that would abolish scores of colonial-era statutes, including laws mandating race-based segregation and pay-as-you-go rules on alcoholic beverages. Rwanda Justice Minister Johnston Busingye was in full support of doing away with the thousands of colonial-era statutes.(Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP PHOTO/Getty Images) Germany ruled Rwanda from 1900 to 1916, and it was later…

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Pangolin.Africa joins forces in effort to protect the most trafficked animal on earth.

A unique collaboration that brings together conservationists, entrepreneurs and community members was launched in Cape Town on Thursday 26 September and I was lucky enough to be there. Pangolin.Africa, Pip, The Stellenbosch Brewing Company and HANGAR49 have joined forces to raise awareness and funds for the protection of the most trafficked wildlife species on earth: the pangolin. The collaboration was initiated by Janine Greyling, who founded the community initiative Pip in 2015 to create opportunities for the elderly to use their skills to produce hand-crafted accessories which are sold to…

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Joshua Brown, a Key Witness in Amber Guyger’s Murder Trial, Killed Outside Apartment

Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS A message has clearly been sent. Joshua Brown, a key witness who testified for the prosecution on Tuesday in the trial of killer cop Amber Guyger, was fatally shot outside of his apartment building in Dallas on Friday night. Advertisement The neighbor of Botham Jean, who was murdered by Guyger, Brown’s body was found on the ground, his body riddled with bullets, the Dallas Morning News reported. He was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries. According to civil rights attorney S. Lee…

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