Ghana professors campaign for removal of new Gandhi statue
Africa

Ghana professors campaign for removal of new Gandhi statue

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Professors at a university in Ghana’s capital are campaigning for the removal of a new statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi. The petition, delivered Thursday to the University of Ghana’s governing council, takes issue with what the professors call Gandhi’s “racist identity” and controversial references to Africans in his writings. … Continue reading

Hundreds detained, 3 dead in Gabon election protests
Africa

Hundreds detained, 3 dead in Gabon election protests

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon’s newly re-elected president sought to assert authority Thursday as the presidential guard attacked the opposition candidate’s party headquarters amid fiery protests that have seen three killed, hundreds detained and the internet blocked. The opposition quickly alleged election fraud after results announced Wednesday showed that a family dynasty stretching back to … Continue reading