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Africans denied visas to attend the African Global Economic and Development Summit in the U.S.
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Politics and Society Africans denied visas to attend the African Global Economic and Development Summit in the U.S.

Africans delegates were denied visas to attend a trade meeting of the African Global Economic and Development Summit by the U.S. government. The countries affected included Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Guinea. This year’s meeting was quite peculiar as there were no Africans in attendance.

The Arabs and the black skin: Dynamics of racial identity
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African identities The Arabs and the black skin: Dynamics of racial identity

What it means to be black in the Arab world today lies at the complex intersection of religion, race, and class. There have been numerous cases of racial discrimination in the Arab world. The media often show pictures of light skinned Arabs, usually classified as white. This is despite the history of most Arab nations being occupied by black skinned people. So what’s this little dirty secret, asks Mona Eltahawy, that the Arab world is hiding?

African passport for African Heads of State
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Politics and Society African passport for African Heads of State

The Pan-African passport launched in July last year was created to facilitate the ease of movement between African countries. Unfortunately, the passport availed to Heads of States and diplomats has not been made accessible to the citizens who need it the most. For the majority of Africans, the African passport remains a pipe dream, still a preserve for a few.

What Do Trump’s Phone Calls to African Leaders Mean for Trade and Security
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Politics and Society What Do Trump’s Phone Calls to African Leaders Mean for Trade and Security

U.S. President Donald Trump has been in the Oval office for a little over a month, and the early days have been quite eventful. The continent remains on tenterhooks, as it remains unclear what trajectory the Trump administration will take on Africa. While it has been argued that the Trump presidency is a golden moment for Africa to chart its own development path, it appears Trump is likely to adopt policies that deal with individual countries in the continent, unlike his predecessors who crafted policies which saw Africa as group.