SOCIETE | SOCIETY

26-Dec-2021 to 09:10

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu who was instrumental in the fight against apartheid has died at the age of 90, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in Pretoria on Sunday.

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24-Dec-2021 to 10:29

Senegal MPs champion stiffer anti-gay laws

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Eleven lawmakers have tabled a bill in the Senegalese parliament to amend paragraph 3 of Article 319 of the amended Penal Code which would guarantee stiffer penalties for homosexual offenders.

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10-Dec-2021 to 22:13

S/Africa leader urged to sign hate crimes bill into law

APA-Durban (South Africa) — The Director of the KwaZulu-Natal LGBT Recreation organisation, Hlengiwe Buthelezi, on Friday called on South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government to sign a hates crimes bill into law.

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23-Nov-2021 to 11:22

Niger's traditional chieftaincy, a bulwark against early marriage

APA - Niamey (Niger) — Highly influential in their communities, traditional chiefs in the Sahelian country of Niger are key levers to lead the demographic transition as required by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

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19-Nov-2021 to 13:31

Ramaphosa hails S/Africa’s national orders recipients

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed this year’s recipients of the National Orders – the highest awards this country bestows on its citizens and foreign nationals – as champions of life time achievements.

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15-Nov-2021 to 13:51

Aliko Dangote's brother passes away

APA-Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria and Africa's wealthiest businessman Aliko Dangote is mourning his brother and junior business partner Sani Dangote, who has died in the United States, APA can report on Monday.

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18-Oct-2021 to 11:50

S/Africa’s rights watchdog to probe “racism’ in advertising sector

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s human rights watchdog said on Monday that it will next year launch an inquiry into allegations of racial discrimination that have rocked the country’s advertising industry in recent years.

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