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?
France has in a statement vowed to “do all to uncover the truth… and will not leave this unpunished” after Islamist group claimed to have killed captive French citizen, according to AFP
Nowhere else in the world is maternal mortality and the low use of contraceptive higher than in West Africa, says Malian Dr. Cheick Touré who is also diretor of IntraHealth – Mali.
The Kenyan government has thrown a security cordon over a part of the city of Nairobi most populated by the Somali. Why? Because al Shabaab operates from Somalia and therefore its face in Kenya is Somali-like. The Kenya state really has no reason to take the country back to 1984 by profiling such an integral community in the country.
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.
Money transfer operators have been siphoning money from African migrant workers and diasporans with little comeback for years – but Western Union and Moneygram, who dominate around two-thirds of African pay-out locations, are finally finding themselves at the end of some cold, hard scrutiny.
Africans are losing $1.8-billion a year due to high fees levied on funds sent from abroad by relatives, Britain’s leading think tank on development said Wednesday
Twenty years after the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and those Hutu considered as traitors, Rwandans are still trying to cope with their past and to prevent similar atrocities from occurring in the future. Do memorials contribute to the reconciliation process?
The main political parties remain stuck in the old apartheid paradigm while the people are trying to move on. Now a campaign to spoil ballots in the upcoming general elections is raising questions about South Africa’s political classes.