The transatlantic slave trade and colonialism led to the scattering of people of African descent throughout the world. They continue to be marginalised and discriminated against to this day. In an exclusive interview, the United Nations President of the 69thGeneral Assembly, Uganda's Sam Kutesa, explains why the global body is so concerned about discrimination against people of African descent and its recent decision to dedicate a whole decade to them. 2015-2024 is the International Decade for People of African Descent.
Society and Culture
- Thursday, 14 May 2015 10:46
- Masimba Tafirenyika
- Friday, 13 March 2015 15:04
- A. Igoni Barrett - Author
Nigerian author and essayist, Igoni shares a thought-provoking conversation with a friend about the fate of his country on sidelines of the famous Lagos Afropolitan Vibes, which draws swarms of the city's yuppies to an unconventional venue that has now become the arts centre par excellence.
- Monday, 02 March 2015 17:11
- Nicholas Norbrook
Morocco's government has poured billions of dirhams into giving the North a facelift – new bus routes, better roads, better security. When you add this to an economic boom driven by the huge Tanger-Med port complex and car factories, you have a new dynamic in a once decrepit region.
- Friday, 27 February 2015 11:38
- Kizito Makoye in Dar Es Salaam
A Tanzanian court has charged four people over the murder of an albino woman over six years ago as pressure mounts for authorities in the east African country to do more to stop the killing of albinos whose body parts are prized in black magic.