Archive for: February 2017

In South Africa, a protest against foreigners turns violent. Why was it allowed to go ahead?

Written By Robyn DixonContact Reporterla-1487956846-8lrur7r39y-snap-photoSouth African police fire rubber bullets to avert a confrontation between foreigners and anti-immigrant marchers in Pretoria on Feb. 24, 2017. (Kim Ludbrook / European Pressphoto Agency)

South African authorities are under fire for allowing an anti-immigrant “march of hatred” to go ahead in Pretoria Friday, just days after a series of violent attacks against Somalis, Nigerians and other foreigners.

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Professor Richard Pankhurst laid to rest

Richard PankhurstHistorian and campaigner Richard Pankhurst points at a model of the Axum obelisk in his study in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 5, 2005 Credit: 

Grieving Ethiopians yesterday called for a state funeral to be bestowed on Richard Pankhurst, scion of Britain’s celebrated suffragette family and for many decades Ethiopia’s most stalwart Western champion.

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