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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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Sulley Muntari gets overwhelming support for standing up against racism in Italy

Suleyman “Sulley” Muntari’s one-match ban for protesting after being racially abused during a Series A game has been overturned by the Italian FA. Muntari has received overwhelming support from various players for standing up against racism. Muntari’s stand is a step that will hopefully be a catalyst for change in the fight against the racial discrimination of black players worldwide.


Social media uproar over Helen Zille’s comments saying colonialism wasn’t all bad

South African politician and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has come under fire on social media for over her comments defending colonialism saying the system, and its legacy wasn’t bad in its entirety. There’s been a major uproar over the comments forcing Zille to issue an apology. In 2008, a British-born South African columnist, David Bullard, caused an outrage writing an article in the Sunday Times saying South Africa should be grateful for colonialism. The column was heavily criticized, seen as racist and extremely offensive.


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?


WATCH: Racist coffin video which has angered South Africa

A heart-wrenching racist video showing a South African black man being brutally shoved in a coffin by two white men has shocked a nation. Even more disturbing is the frequency of such racially motivated incidents, exposing the deep racial divisions in South Africa. Social media has been up in arms and the alleged perpetrators of what has been dubbed the “coffin alive” racist incident have since been arrested and are on trial, charged with assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.


Gandhi Falls: Gandhi statue to be removed from the University of Ghana campus

University of Ghana campaigners who petitioned for the removal of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s statue from the university campus are celebrating the triumph of their campaign after the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration revealed the statue would be removed from campus. The campaigners have requested the University to give them an opportunity to “fund raise for the erection of a statue or statues of a Ghanaian/African hero(es)/heroine(s) to grace our University campus”.