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Exhibiting Africans like animals in Norway’s Human Zoo
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Politics and Society Exhibiting Africans like animals in Norway’s Human Zoo

Next month in Norway a ‘human zoo’ will open, a re-enactment of the voyeurist exhibitions of Africans that took place during the colonial era. The organizers aim to spark discussions on the legacy of racism and colonialism, but have they overlooked the pain and humiliation this may bring to Africans worldwide, and the danger of the resurgence of racial stereotyping?

A Nigerian gay rights activist in exile
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Lifestyle A Nigerian gay rights activist in exile

Michael Ighodaro is a Nigerian activist and LGBTQ rights advocate based in New York City. In response to the anti-gay law passed by President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria, Ighodaro helped organize a Global Day of Action in protest of this law. The protest in NYC was held on March 7th. Protests were also staged in front of Nigerian consulates in many cities all over the world. I spoke to Ighodaro before the March 7th protest.

Bad Aid: How a World Bank private financing scheme is bleeding Lesotho dry
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Politics and Society Bad Aid: How a World Bank private financing scheme is bleeding Lesotho dry

Last week the organization I work for – the Consumers Protection Association – published a joint report with Oxfam that shows how a health public–private partnership (PPP) is draining the budget of the Ministry of Health and diverting scarce resources away from primary healthcare services in rural areas, where death rates are rising and where three-quarters of the population live.