Africa

05.07.2018

Barcelona welcomes Open Arms with a protest event aimed at Europe

Barcelona welcomes Open Arms with a protest event aimed at Europe

On the occasion of the arrival of the humanitarian ship Open Arms in Barcelona, after having rescued sixty people in the Mediterranean, the organisation Proactiva Open Arms and various authorities from Barcelona and Catalonia, as well as the MEPs accompanying the ship made the following statements: Photograph:… »

03.07.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 3- The Dogons of Mali: An extraordinary people

Africa, a history to rediscover. 3- The Dogons of Mali: An extraordinary people

Who are the Dogons? Where do they come from? We do not have much information on them, but they were certainly linked with the first peoples who settled in Egypt. Then in the 13th century, during the time of the Mali Empire, they descended to West Africa where the family… »

03.07.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 2- Black Pharaohs and the Queens of Meroe

Africa, a history to rediscover. 2- Black Pharaohs and the Queens of Meroe

Around 3000 BC, when Narmer, nearly unanimously identified as Menes, departed from South Sudan and unified Upper and Lower Egypt to became Pharaoh, he unified two peoples. Approximately 10,000 years ago, the Sahara was rich in animals and vegetation; indeed, a team of archeologists have found images of cows and… »

15.06.2018

Morocco: an action of effective civil disobedience

Morocco: an action of effective civil disobedience

In Morocco, a boycott campaign launched on 20 April 2018 on social networks became very popular among citizens. There are three major brands of local everyday consumer products: milk, water and a service station brand. These are three main brands:’Afriquia’,’Sidi Ali’ and’La Centrale Laitière’. And through them, three great names… »

07.06.2018

“Home”, a poem about immigration written by an immigrant

“Home”, a poem about immigration written by an immigrant

We publish below the beautiful poem “Home” by Warsan Shire, a young British woman of Somali origin. No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well your neighbors running… »

05.06.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 1- The great civilizations of southern Africa

Africa, a history to rediscover. 1- The great civilizations of southern Africa

About 1600 years ago the Shona, a very well-organized warrior people, descended from Sudan to southern Africa, bringing with them astronomical and spiritual knowledge as well as the practices of agriculture and metalworking (gold, iron and copper). From the scarce information we have about them, emerges one indisputable fact: the… »

31.05.2018

Sexual violence is off the charts in South Sudan – but a new female head chief could help bring change

Sexual violence is off the charts in South Sudan – but a new female head chief could help bring change

Rachel Ibreck, Goldsmiths, University of London for The Conversation A woman was recently elected as a senior chief in South Sudan – a not unheard of, but very unusual occurrence that many hope could bring positive change to a country ravaged by civil war and attendant sexual… »

26.05.2018

Africa: a history to rediscover 

Africa: a history to rediscover 

Valentin Mufila, musician and artistic director of the multicultural social cooperative Ballafon in Varese, Italy, is also a passionate connoisseur of African history. This history has been erased by colonialism to justify atrocities and the systematic pillaging of the African people’s riches, so as to present them as savages in need… »

25.05.2018

500 years is long enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

500 years is long enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

By Robert J. Burrowes I would like to tell you something about human depravity and illustrate just how widespread it is among those we often regard as ‘responsible’. I am going to use the Democratic Republic of the Congo as my example. »

18.05.2018

Tunisia: Civil society calls for protecting the path to transitional justice

Tunisia: Civil society calls for protecting the path to transitional justice

May 15, 2018 at 1:38 am | Published in: Africa, News, Tunisia Tunisian and foreign organizations refused to suspend the work of the Truth and Dignity Commission, Monday, calling on civil society to mobilize in order to protect the transitional justice process and achieve the country’s… »

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