The Arabs and the black skin: Dynamics of racial identity
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African identities The Arabs and the black skin: Dynamics of racial identity

What it means to be black in the Arab world today lies at the complex intersection of religion, race, and class. There have been numerous cases of racial discrimination in the Arab world. The media often show pictures of light skinned Arabs, usually classified as white. This is despite the history of most Arab nations being occupied by black skinned people. So what’s this little dirty secret, asks Mona Eltahawy, that the Arab world is hiding?

African passport for African Heads of State
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Politics and Society African passport for African Heads of State

The Pan-African passport launched in July last year was created to facilitate the ease of movement between African countries. Unfortunately, the passport availed to Heads of States and diplomats has not been made accessible to the citizens who need it the most. For the majority of Africans, the African passport remains a pipe dream, still a preserve for a few.

Nigerian software engineer asked to balance Binary Search Tree at J.F Kennedy Airport
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Politics and Society Nigerian software engineer asked to balance Binary Search Tree at J.F Kennedy Airport

How would you react if you were in an airport coming into another country and you had to prove your profession? This is what a Nigerian software engineer experienced in the U.S. at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, made to take a software development based test to authenticate the reason for his trip.