Kelsey Nielsen and Ugandan Olivia Alaso have launched the “No White Saviours” campaign to challenge the way in which development and evangelical work is being done on the African continent. They aim to highlight the underlying discrimination in development narratives and the relationship between races.
The racism inherent in Western media’s reportage of African tragedy, such as the Ethiopian Airline disaster, once again shows how important it is for Africans to support their own media.
The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent said in an interim report on Belgium that racial discrimination against Africans “is endemic” in Belgium’s institutions and the nation needs to make amends for the crimes committed in the Congo.
Khadija Ben Hamou beat 16 contestants to become only the second black Miss Algeria in history. Although she is set to represent this North African country at Miss World 2019, her victory has been mired in racial abuse.
Tunisia, a country with a significant black minority, is the second country in the African Union and one of the first countries in the Arab world to pass an anti-racial discrimination law. The new “Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination” Act criminalises racist speech, incitement to hatred and discrimination.
Kenya has a legal framework that protects its citizens from racism but there are challenges with its implementation.
Popular illustrator Nicholle Kobi is known for her representation of black women in all their variations in an online space that rarely features them and a country that shuns them. Her work is inspired by the simple manifesto “Carefree Yet Refined”.
Many African countries use English as the official language, which is also the medium of instruction in schools. However, it is shocking that Africans from Anglophone speaking countries have to prove their proficiency despite years of education. Applicants who wish to attend British and U.S. institutions have to pay a hefty amount to write or retake international proficiency exam IELTS or TOEFL.