On 15 October, Africa joins hands with the people of Burkina Faso to celebrate the life and work of this great African icon.
Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga was the earring-wearing, liberal wild card who took Kenya’s judicial system by storm. Not only did his appointment shake the foundations of the system but his views on propriety challenged them entirely as a means to “radically transform the Judiciary”.
The wigs and robes worn by judges and lawyers in former British colonies are among the most glaring symbols of colonial inheritance; an inheritance so old-fashioned and uncomfortable that even British barristers have stopped wearing them.
Belgium renamed the former Square du Bastion to Patrice Lumumba Square but did not discuss reparations or repatriation of the wealth stolen from Congo. The insensitive and insincere apologies by former colonial powers are indeed an insult to those colonized.
In response to the statement by the Senator of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on the Herero and Nama genocide, the OvaHerero, Mbanderu and Nama Genocide Institute has issued a letter outlining measures towards the “decolonisation” of Hamburg as reparation
In a recent reception in Hamburg, Germany, Senator Dr Carsten Brosda addressed the atrocities Germany had inflicted on German South and West Africa, as well as those perpetrated by the City of Hamburg. “There is no doubt that the war of extermination in German South West Africa constituted a war crime and genocide.”
Marginalised Namibians should be encouraged to take up cameras to document their lives — on their own terms.
A statue of a black queen has been erected on Danish soil, the country’s first public monument dedicated to a black woman. Two black female artists Jeannette Ehlers of Denmark and La Vaughn Belle of the Virgin Islands created the collaborative sculpture entitled I AM QUEEN MARY in honour of Mary Thomas, a black queen who revolted against the Danish.