Cameroon is on the brink of civil war over colonially created barriers
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Politics and Society Cameroon is on the brink of civil war over colonially created barriers

The current turmoil in Cameroon is dire and stems from the Anglophone minority which makes up roughly 20% of the country’s population protesting their forced assimilation into the dominant Francophone society contrary to agreements that date back to the 1960s. The Francophone majority has been trying to quell the minority group’s public show of discontent.

Ethiopia’s blacklisted groups: Terrorists or activists?
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Politics and Society Ethiopia’s blacklisted groups: Terrorists or activists?

With the “intention of widening political space”, Ethiopia’s government is freeing thousands of prisoners accused of a variety of charges, such as terrorism or incitement to topple the government. This includes several senior opposition leaders and members of Ginbot 7, which is among five groups blacklisted under the government’s unreformed anti-terror legislation.

African art travels where African artists cannot: Evora Africa takes African Art and Music to Portugal
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Lifestyle African art travels where African artists cannot: Evora Africa takes African Art and Music to Portugal

The Evora Africa festival hosted at the historic Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval in Portugal aimed to celebrate the ever-expanding wealth of Africa’s cultural heritage and uncover the many faces of a contemporary Africa, the continent of the future, where sacred rituals of the past merge with urban art of a vibrant, modern and changing world.

World Refugee Day: Stories of refugees who succeeded against all odds
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Politics and Society World Refugee Day: Stories of refugees who succeeded against all odds

2018 is the 18th year of the World Refugee Day event, run by the United Nations Refugee Agency as a declaration that the world supports and stands with refugees. The day also marks the launch of the ‘With Refugees’ petition, which will state the needs and potential rights of refugees to allow every one of them the opportunity to thrive and succeed – as these people did.

A look at celebrated Ghanaian-British designer Ozwald Boateng’s ‘Africanism’ collection
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African identities A look at celebrated Ghanaian-British designer Ozwald Boateng’s ‘Africanism’ collection

Ozwald Boateng unveiled his new ‘Africanism’ collection at Arise Fashion Week in April 2018. “I wanted to push that connection between my cultural roots and my design to the forefront, and I felt that there was a way that I could create an African aesthetic, but in a very modern way,” he wrote in Vogue.