By Luqman Onikosi
A migrant’s life is full of uncertainty. For international students, foreign investors or skilled migrants, we have to justify ourselves in order to be given the chance to stay alive. How can we do this? In a system that decides who lives and dies on the basis of economics and race, our chances [...]
On 24th March, Boniface Umale, an international student from Nigeria, was arrested by Northumbria Police and taken into custody at Durham Prison. He later died at the prison in unexplained circumstances. Shockingly the prison attempted to cremate his body without informing his family and even before informing the Nigerian High Commission of his death. This [...]
By Tafadzwa ShakaRa Mbandaka
“HE’S SO DUMB INNIT. I DON’T MEAN TO SOUND RACIST YEAH, BUT HE IS AFRIKAN”
These are the words of English Frank to a room full of Afrikans at a Hip-Hop showcase in London. I don’t have to run down the sequence of events. Most of you by now have seen the video [...]
Dear Mandela – An Award Winning Film about the first post-apartheid generation of South Africa
With Question and Answer session with a South African Speaker
When their shantytowns were threatened with mass eviction, the young people of South Africa’s sprawling shack settlements rose from their shacks to protect their homes, their constitutional rights and their dignity.
Steve Biko was the founder of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa. In 1968 he co-founded the all-black South African Students’ Organization and was elected its first President. The organisation’s message spread from campuses to the general community, and in 1972 Biko helped found the Black People’s Convention. He was arrested many times for [...]Read more →
By Judith Amanthis
A couple of miles west of Accra’s beach hotels is sweet smelling Lavender Hill. It’s where the city’s raw sewage is dumped into the Gulf of Guinea and it’s next to some of the poorest areas in town.
By Lisa Glass / @lisaaglass
Currently, the value of global gender equality is top of the agenda for many Western governments and organisations such as the UN. The move to empower women and girls on a global scale is obviously in itself a positive step. However, the consequences of Western interventions in the global South need to be properly [...]
“[Mzonke Poni is the] face of an ANC nightmare – an angry activist mobilising the township masses to protest at what he calls the government’s failure to create a better life for the poor.”
- Sunday Times (South Africa)
By Adam Ford / @neon_black81
Twenty five thousand Kenyan nurses and associated health workers are continuing to resist, despite being sacked by the government for rejecting a union-brokered ‘offer’.
By Koos Couvee
Kony 2012, a video made by a campaign called Invisible Children about the abuse of children by rebel forces under the command of Joseph Kony in northern Uganda, has taken the social media sphere by storm over the last two days. The immediate question that struck me was – why the outrage [...]
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