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Botswana: founded on interracial love

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"The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world," Tanzania's Julius Nyerere has been quoted as saying. Watch their tale unfold on screen, and how it relates to Botswana's statehood, Monday at Regina Palast. Original photo of the couple used in the movie "A United Kingdom" and related publicity.

“The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world,” Julius Nyerere reportedly said. Watch their tale unfold – and how it relates to Botswana’s statehood – in “A United Kingdom,” playing at Leipzig cinemas.

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Car cruising across South Africa

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South Africa road scene. (Photo: public domain, Pixabay)

Farming and small towns and villages are placed in between beautiful semi-arid hills and open areas that span to the horizon.

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FUNkyFRIdayz: Washa Umkhukhu soothes the soul

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Washa Umkhukhu’s soul soothing mix. Live tonight at Polysick.

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Crowdfunding 24 hours later

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How do you turn the desire to debunk stereotypes (in this case, about African countries and peoples) into a business idea?

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Buti’s musical eat and greet

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Buti Sekhalanga, “It’s a project of inclusion.”

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Leipzig Events: Asia in the African imaginary and from the perspective of a South African scholar, June 3

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A very well-accomplished but apparently quite modest fellow glocal will be speaking in Leipzig on Wednesday, June 3. It’s the inaugural lecture of Prof. Scarlett Cornelissen, the recently appointed Leibniz Professor at Leipzig University’s Research Academy. It’s entitled “Asia in the African Scholarly Imaginary,” and sounds intriguing to me, so I’ll be there. The lecture starts at 5:15 p.m. and lasts until 6:45 p.m., at the Alter Senatssaal, Ritterstr. 26, 04109 Leipzig. It’s open to the general public.

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