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Lupita Nyong’o says ‘Colourism is the daughter of racism’
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Lifestyle Lupita Nyong’o says ‘Colourism is the daughter of racism’

Colourism is not peculiar to the African American community or other black communities in predominantly white spaces. It can also ironically be found firmly on the continent where the population is almost predominately black and brown. Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o weighed in on the issue and her experiences on colourism.

Kenya: Litigation as a tool for Rastafari female liberation
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African identities Kenya: Litigation as a tool for Rastafari female liberation

As an entry point for advocacy, litigation shapes public discourse. Importantly, it addresses violations and mitigates future violations. In Kenya, the High Court upheld the rights of a female Rastafari learner. She was expelled from school because of her dreadlocks. The court pronounced that “the rule that she cuts her hair is intrusive to her religion and not justifiable in a democratic country”.

Kenya is creating a database of plundered cultural artefacts and their current locations
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Arts and Culture Kenya is creating a database of plundered cultural artefacts and their current locations

While other African countries have been petitioning for decades and are actively moving towards the repatriation of cultural artefacts that were plundered during the colonial era, Kenya has only recently launched an investigation into which objects were removed from the East African nation, where in the West they are housed and who holds the agency to demand their repatriation.