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White wash trend continues with Nivea Natural Fairness Ad

Nivea’s TV and billboard adverts for their ‘natural fairness’ moisturiser has caused outrage for pushing the white wash agenda in a market struggling to ban skin bleaching products. The advert is being broadcast in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Senegal. It’s surprising that brands which were previously more inclusive and celebrated ethnic diversity are now cynically tapping into the same insecurity that boosts skin-bleaching sales in emerging markets.

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Slum School is in Session

In Nigeria, 10,5 million children are not in school. Those who live in slums are at greater risk of growing up uneducated. While one non-profit social development organisation is working to solve the problem by taking education to their doorstep, the government shows little sign of following suit.

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Stage set for African countries to renegotiate for fair mining deals

The paradox of plenty is a reality for many African countries. There’s an abundance of natural resources such as oil, gas and minerals, but there hasn’t been much economic growth and development for many countries. The natural resources abundant in most African countries tend to benefit not the communities and countries within which the minerals are extracted. Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has started the process of renegotiating the mining contracts his country has with various mining companies. Other African countries need to borrow a leaf out of Tanzania’s book.

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Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman knocks out Sergio Moraes and declares: “I am a problem in the division!”

African athletes are flexing in boxing with fighters such as Dereck Chisora, Samuel Peter and recently Anthony Joshua making a mark in the sport. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) (mixed martial arts) is not as popular on the continent as boxing, but with the recent win of Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman, the exciting sport might attract new African audiences.