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UK leader ‘regrets’ colonial anti-gay laws

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she “deeply regrets” the UK’s role in introducing anti-gay laws in its former colonies and the “legacy of discrimination, violence and even death that persists today”. Reuters reports that colonial-era homophobic laws are still used in 37 of the Commonwealth’s 53 member …

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Winnie Mandela laid to rest

South Africans gathered Saturday to bid farewell to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid icon hailed as the mother of a nation and a political force. Crowds packed Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg Soweto township for the funeral following a private service at the home of Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of the late …

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Gambia ruling party wins local elections

Gambia’s ruling party won more than half the constituencies in the first local elections since longtime former ruler Yahya Jammeh left the west African country more than a year ago, the electoral commission said Friday. Local councils had been dominated by Jammeh’s former party, the APRC, but President Adama Barrow’s …

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