Although tattoos have long been popular among Copts – a small cross on the palm or wrist is common – they are still frowned upon by conservative Muslims.
Society and Culture
- Thursday, 14 May 2015 10:46
- Masimba Tafirenyika
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.
- 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.