Colonialism

University of Bristol appoints history of slavery professor to interrogate its past
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Politics and Society University of Bristol appoints history of slavery professor to interrogate its past

The United Kingdom’s first black female history professor, Olivette Otele, is set to take on the role of interrogating the University of Bristol’s part in the transatlantic slave trade. She will help the university better understand its past as it struggles to keep up with its counterparts.

Royal statues from Benin’s historic Kingdom of Dahomey to be restituted from France
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Arts, Culture and Sport Royal statues from Benin’s historic Kingdom of Dahomey to be restituted from France

A loan of 20 million euros ($22.5 million) from the French Development Agency will fund a new museum in Benin’s city of Abomey. The aim is to make the 47-hectare (116-acre) UNESCO World Heritage Site more attractive for visitors once France restitutes 26 royal statues taken by French troops over a century ago

Meghan Markle and Identity Politics – When Racist Trolls Become the New Normal
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African identities Meghan Markle and Identity Politics – When Racist Trolls Become the New Normal

Online age, the bane of social media platforms; 4chan, 8chan among others where public figures gets lampooned, at the click of a button. Meghan Markle has been at the receiving end of unprecedented visceral abuse, fuelled in part by racism and negative media coverage. Time to introspect and look into our global consciousness, writes Andrew Chatora.