Marginalised Namibians should be encouraged to take up cameras to document their lives — on their own terms.
The repatriation of African artifacts is important because a scarcity of artistic treasures results in a huge loss to the economies of African countries. It also contributes to a loss of national and personal identity. Some world leaders, like French president Emmanuel Macron, realise this and are hoping to rectify the void created by the looting of African treasures.
The Danish government has officially apologized to Ghanaians for their country’s role in the dark history of slave trade in the then Gold Coast where millions of Africans were shipped to Europe and the Americas.
‘I don’t see any side winning a war in northern Mali.’ This Is Africa discussed the issues in Mali with Serge Daniel, author, journalist and renowned specialist on the region.
The preference that Africans have for foreign media is not immediately obvious, but a closer look at what we consume through our pay-television channels across the continent shows that we have developed a taste for Western portrayals of reality – including of ourselves, says Caleb Ajinomoh.
France’s newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron, has come under fire for the racist remarks he made during a press conference at the G20 summit in Hamburg on why there was no Marshall plan for Africa. In his response Macron said that Africa has “civilisational” problems and the continent’s challenges also have to do with “countries today still are having 7 to 8 children per woman.” These racist statements have led to wide condemnation on social media. It seems, the more things change, the more they remain the same as far as racist attitudes and stereotypes about Africa are concerned.
On 6 July 2017, Malawi celebrated 53 years of independence from the British government, gained in 1964. David Joseph Kapito traces the nationalist developments in Malawi from the 1915 Chilembwe uprising to the subsequent development of political parties and considers the present state of his nation.
The role of France in the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 has been a source of debate and controversy.
Although stamps are almost obsolete in their practical usage the cultural richness they preserve has drawn Kenyan digital artist Jacque Njeri to launch a project on her Instagram under the moniker @Fruit_Junkie that showcases stamps in a special way.