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The country where it’s still 2016

By Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN (CNN) — On September 11, Ethiopians will celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another. However, when the East African country rings in its New Year in a few months, it will technically be 2017, according to the Ethiopian calendar. So why is Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous

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Against the backdrop of rising anti-LGBTQ sentiment, these Nigerian fashion labels feel forced to show in private

By Bolaji Akinwande, CNN Lagos (CNN) — Since its inception in 2011, Lagos Fashion Week has been a twice-yearly highlight of the African fashion calendar, a multi-day showcase attracting the continent’s top design houses, big name sponsors, as well as an international audience. In a deeply religious and conservative Nigeria, where LGBTQ people suffer extremely high levels of homophobia, intolerance, and even violence, Lagos Fashion

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