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Not the Africa we know: Chinese Exhibit Compares Black People to Animals
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Politics and Society Not the Africa we know: Chinese Exhibit Compares Black People to Animals

A Chinese museum was forced to remove an exhibit comparing Africans to animals when critics pointed out how “astonishingly offensive” it was. The Exhibition showcased photography in a section dubbed “This Is Africa”, which juxtaposed images of wild African animals with black African people, which caused an uproar for its racist connotations.

THINK AGAIN: As Mugabe fights for his political future, why is China so silent?
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Politics and Society THINK AGAIN: As Mugabe fights for his political future, why is China so silent?

As Zimbabwe teeters on the brink of economic and political crisis, there’s one voice that has been conspicuously silent: China. Despite the mutual professions of admiration and everlasting friendship, it seems that President Robert Mugabe has been abandoned by his Chinese counterpart in his hour of need. It wasn’t meant to be this way, writes Simon Allison.