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On Trump, Gaza and white supremacy in South Africa 0

On Trump, Gaza and white supremacy in South Africa

On May 2, representatives of Afriforum, a controversial South African organisation, travelled to the US on a mission to lobby the US government to take a stance against what they called a « racist theft » of land in South Africa. Afriforum had launched an international campaign to stop the South African government from making constitutional changes that would allow…

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame accuses ICC of bias towards Africa 0

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame accuses ICC of bias towards Africa

Kigali, Rwanda – Rwandan President Paul Kagame has repeated his harsh criticism of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for what he calls open bias against Africa, saying it has failed to mete out justice in any other part of the world. « The ICC was supposed to address the whole world, but it ended up covering…

Anti-sexual harassment message resounds in Africa 0

Anti-sexual harassment message resounds in Africa

Like a baton pass in the world’s most painful relay race, revelations that powerful men have – presuming a right to pleasure – sexually harassed their female colleagues have spread around the world. It started in the entertainment industry (the first allegations were against Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein) and then moved to politics, the media…

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Are we witnessing a ‘fresh hotfoot for Africa’?

The world’s most powerful nations are once again competing for the control of the abundant natural resources of the African continent. Some analysts describe this phenomenon as a « new scramble for Africa » in reference to the first « scramble for Africa », which took place between 1881 and 1914 and resulted in powerful European nations dividing, occupying and colonising…

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South Africa: ANC to assume on destiny of Jacob Zuma

The highest decision-making body of South Africa’s ruling party, the ANC, is set to meet to decide on the fate of President Jacob Zuma on Monday. In the meeting dubbed D-Day by local media, Zuma is expected to finally resign after weeks of pressure to do so.  On Sunday, Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of…

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The EU’s migration hypocrisy in Africa

On a hot November evening last year, I found myself in the middle of a bizarre, otherworldly scene in the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, Abidjan. On a small stage set up at a local stadium, Ivorian football star Didier Drogba was urging hundreds of local youth to chant, « I promise I won’t migrate! I…

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Why some African People are transferring to Africa

Accra, Ghana – They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return. A new wave of African-Americans is escaping the incessant racism and prejudice in the United States. From Senegal and Ghana to The Gambia, communities are emerging in defiance of conventional wisdom…

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