Zimbabweans mourn loss of activist, opposition leader

In Zimbabwe, friends and supporters of political activist Patson Dzamara are mourning the news that Dzamara has died while awaiting medical treatment. Dzamara, 34, was a human rights defender who opposed the ruling Zanu PF party and was active in calling for change during the end of former president Robert Mugabe’s long tenure and the transition to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s. He was a frequent target of the government whose own brother, Itai, went missing in March 2015. “I’m so devastated,” said Nelson Chamisa, head of the Movement for Democratic Change…

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The Six Magical Regions of the World.

As part of my Magical Places of the world series, I introduce the various regions of the world – Africa, Antartica, Asia, Europe South and North America and Oceania. What a beautiful world we live in. AFRICA As we venture to Africa, there’s an awakening of all that the bright continent holds, from ancient 12th-century churches carved out of volcanic rock with the help of angels, to vast plains teeming with wildlife, to the elusive mountain gorilla proudly protected. Waterfalls cascade, volcanoes spew fire into remote island skies and independently evolved…

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35 years ago, mentally ill woman Eleanor Bumpurs was killed by NYPD cops for being behind on rent

Eleanor Bumpurs would have been 102 years old this month if she were alive. But for being four months behind on her monthly rent of $98.65, the disabled elderly Black woman, remembered for her gloomy-looking 1981 photograph, was shotgunned to death by NYPD officers, an example of how Black folks have been vulnerable to state-sanctioned violence since time immemorial. The 67-year-old’s killing indeed drew widespread media coverage and public outcry from Black leaders, who demanded changes in policing. The tragic death of the mother of seven and grandmother of 10 occurred…

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Angola highlights start of clinical trial for first Cuban Covid-19 vaccine candidate

Source: The Cuban WindowAugust 26 2020 The main news programs of the Angolan Public Television (TPA) have been reporting since Thursday night about the beginning of the clinical trial of Cuba’s first vaccine candidate against COVID-19, called Soberana-01.  They indicated that on August 24 the clinical trials will begin, in charge of the Finlay Institute of Vaccines; while they pointed out that their results will be available in January 2021 and will be published on February 15. In its report, the TPA highlighted the words of the Cuban president, Miguel…

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Michigan pastor paid four teenage boys to have sex with his wife – police

Authorities have charged Rev. Stricjavvar “Strick” Strickland of the Second Baptist Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with sexually assaulting four teenage boys aged between 15 and 17 and also paying them to have sex with his wife while he watched. According to MLive, a probable cause affidavit that was filed at the Kalamazoo County District Court last week indicates that Strickland, 37, has been charged with 11 felonies in relation to the alleged incidents that occurred between August 2015 and August 2018. Strickland, who has served as pastor at the church…

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Kentucky AG Has Time To Speak At RNC But Not To Charge Breonna Taylor’s Killers

Source: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron had the audacity to speak at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday after it’s been over 150 days since Breonna Taylor‘s death and her killers have yet to be charged by his office. According to the Courier Journal, Cameron also had time to come after Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in his speech. The fact that Cameron even showed up to the convention when his office is facing major public scrutiny caused a backlash. “I am Black…And you can’t tell me…

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Namibia: Local Arthouse Film to Screen in Brazil

Local filmmaker Joel Haikali’s arthouse short film titled ‘Invisibles’, is proving popular at international film festivals, having just recently selected to screen at the Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival in Brazil, which opened on the August 20 and will close on August 30 2020. The 16-minute film follows two individuals feeling irrelevant to the world who run into each other at a low point in their lives. Instead of drowning together, they go on a journey to self-love and freedom. By travelling the majestic Namibian outback, the landscape of…

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Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall Has Achieved Phenomenal Milestones On Apple Music

Biggest opening weekend ever for an album (local or international) on the African continent (Sub-Saharan Africa markets including ZAF). Biggest opening weekend ever for an African artist album on Apple Music globally. To date, Twice As Tall has hit #1 on the overall album charts in 56 countries:AngolaBarbadosBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBotswanaCameroonCape VerdeChadCongoCote D’IvoireCyprusDominicaEstoniaFijiFranceGambiaGhanaGrenadaGuinea-bissauGuyanaIrelandKenyaKuwaitLiberiaLuxembourgMadagascarMalawiMaliMauritaniaMauritiusMozambiqueNamibiaNetherlandsNigerNigeriaOmanPapua New GuineaPortugalQatarSenegalSeychellesSierra LeoneSouth AfricaSt. Kitts and NevisSt. Vincent & The GrenadinesSwazilandSwedenTanzaniaTrinidad and TobagoTurks and CaicosUAEUgandaUnited KingdomZimbabwe Continue Reading source: https://africa.com/burna-boys-twice-as-tall-has-achieved-phenomenal-milestones-on-apple-music/

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Africa Bank 4.0 Summit (Virtual Event)

Over 500 eminent names in the BFSI sector will login and be a part of the virtual live event – Africa Bank 4.0 Summit, to brainstorm development strategies and solutions for the challenges that the sector is facing currently. This event aims to evaluate the current global crisis and lay strategies of a sustainable future with the focus of adapting emerging technologies and innovation in the business operations, in order to make the sector digitally advanced and prepared for the future. The event has already confirmed participation by industry exponents,…

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South Africa: Mystery Still Surrounds Death of Gavin Watson, Former CEO Embroiled in Govt Corruption

Cape Town — One year has passed since the death of Gavin Watson who died in a car accident at OR International Airport in Johannesburg. The family of the former Bosasa chief operating officer said at the time that foul play could not be ruled out as the cause of the crash. Conversely, an eyewitness to the accident claimed that Watson’s death was a suicide. “It is very sketchy, this thing happened in front of me … Some bumpers were flying up, and to me it was someone who wanted…

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