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Under a bridge, Angola’s left-out youth look to ballot box for change

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Luanda, AngolaReuters Two years ago, Francisco Mapanda and Arante Kivuvu were jobless during the COVID-19 pandemic so they started selling whiskey and cigarettes under a bridge in Angola’s capital, Luanda. To ease the boredom, they read books, and when they realised others also wanted to read, they got more – until their hawking spot in […]

South Africa’s UCT campus salvaging books from burned library

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Cape Town, South AfricaReuters Staring helplessly as flames from a weekend wildfire on the slopes of Table Mountain spread and razed the University of Cape Town’s library, chief librarian Ujala Satgoor was back amid the smouldering ruins on Tuesday to try and salvage what was left. One of Cape Town’s worst fires in recent memory […]