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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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Cartoon: Africa has “civilisational” problems French President Macron says

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.

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Monsieur Macron is no different from a long list of racist Western leaders

Emmanuel Macron might just have found himself in hot soup when he responded to a question on France’s role in sending financial aid to Africa by saying, “the challenge of Africa, it is totally different, much deeper, it is civilizational,” and also has to do with “when countries today still are having 7 to 8 children per woman.” These racist statements have led to wide condemnation on social media.

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“This is not Africa,” white racist tells South African artist as he pushes her down the stairs

Racism isn’t about to stop anytime soon, from the violence on the streets in America targeting black people to a racist Airbnb host in Amsterdam who threw down his South African guest down a flight of staircases. South African filmmaker Sibahle Nkumbi who’s greatly disappointed with what happened to her was seen in a viral video going head down after being pushed down a flight of stairs by her host who kept telling her, “This is not Africa.” We wish Nkumbi a quick recovery.