There are several ways to deal with discrimination, from initiating national dialogues to training teachers to identify their own biases.
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.
A Malawian court has given an injunction to stop the construction of the $10 million Mahatma Gandhi statue. The “Gandhi Must Fall” group gave 18 grounds against the construction of the statue.
Kenya has a legal framework that protects its citizens from racism but there are challenges with its implementation.
A petition to stop the Blantyre City Council, Malawi from erecting Mahatma Gandhi’s statue is circulating online, citing Gandhi’s racism towards Black people. In 2016, lecturers of the University of Ghana petitioned the University of Ghana Council to have Gandhi’s statue removed, because of his “racist identity” and numerous racist statements attributed to him in his lifetime.
Tennis player Naomi Osaka beat 23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams in a 6-2, 6-4 win in the US Open. But the reporting of her victory has shone the spotlight on a worrying disregard for the black excellence that Osaka represents.
Due to China’s investments in Kenya, this growing link has an estimated 10 000 Chinese nationals living in the East African country. Unfortunately there have been racially charged incidents involving Chinese people, with the most recent being a derogatory rant by a man whom Kenyan immigration is now deporting on the grounds of racism.
The US president’s comments about South Africa’s land reform stem from his view that whites are under attack from blacks.
Donald Trump has asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and large scale killing of farmers”. Trump’s “divisive” comments have set tongues wagging on social media, criticised and rejected by the South African government.