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Egypt launches inquiry into "slaves and dogs" comment during Kenya meeting

Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry. Photo©Bebeto Matthews/AP/SIPAEgypt's foreign ministry has said it will launch an investigation into claims that one of its diplomats publicly referred to sub-Saharan Africans as "slaves and dogs" during a United Nations meeting held last week in Nairobi.

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Orania, a South African country without colour

Photo©Pierre BoisseletA handful of men and women in Orania, a small town tucked away in the South African hinterlands, dream of a Christian, Dutch-speaking independent State. Orania is an only-white enclave created towards the end of apartheid in 1994.

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Connected: The next generation

Photos© Desire ClarkeIn August Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets brought their 89plus roadshow to Africa for an exhilarating week of encounters with artists in the digital age

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Education: South Africa's Curro to change school head over race segregation complaints

Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's largest private education firm Curro Holdings said on Friday it would replace a school principal over racial segregation complaints after officials threatened to close the institution.

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Africa-France: Life after #JeSuisCharlie

Citizens leapt to the defence of the French Republic, though her ideals of equality remain out of reach. Photo©Stephane Mahe/ReutersCan you be Muslim and French? African and French? The country of 'liberty, equality and fraternity' supports the idea of a universal French identity, but immigrants and their families often face unemployment, discrimination and other challenges.

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United Nations on racism and marginalisation against people of African descent

Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the United Nations General Assembly’s sixty-ninth session. Photo©Africa Section/Paddy IlosThe 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.

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Global wrongs, people's rights

The war-makers changed the world, although they didn't know it, on 4 August 1914.

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Political incorrectness and correctness

Time changes, and so do people. Maybe people change that's why time changes or is it the other way round time rather changes people. Either way the world clearly isn't the way it was.

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The new African question

When Denzel Washington recited these words with the gusto and the bravura of a master thespian in the movie Great Debaters one felt the conviction and triumphant spirit inherent in Langston Hughes's rhapsody which is nothing more than a definition of oneself to the world at a time when the author and his kind were viewed as an inferior sub population not deserving of that coveted American dream.

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The connection between policing and crime in South Africa

Civil societies must campaign for a reversal of the disastrous militarisation of the police/Photo©ReutersThe first duty of any state is, as any student of Political Science will tell you, to ensure the security of its citizens. There is no doubt that South African is failing in this regard.

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Mauritania: A love affair with Slavery

In this 21st century of ours, there is still a country where men, women and children considered as black are "constitutionally" inferior and can be led to the slaughter, like sheep without the slightest remorse or legal recourse. Shockingly, that country is in Africa.

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It is OK to be racist in Israel

The inflammatory comments of Israeli politicians have stoked protests and attacks against sub-Saharan African migrants in recent months.

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Footbal: Racism at the Euros

Michel Platini's response to the risk of racial abuse meted out to players of African origin in the upcoming European championships was disappointing to say the least.

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South African court delivers judgment in Eugene Terreblanche murder case

Chris Mahlangu and Patrick Ndlovu will receive sentences in Terreblanche's murder case in 6 months/Photo/Reuters A South African judge on Wednesday handed down judgment in a murder case of a white supremacist, a trial that all but divided the nation along racial lines.

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No, Europe is not only white!

In this 21st century, the offspring of millions of Europeans cannot fully shape their identity if all their heroes and heroines are monochromatic, meaning white.

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Racism: Russian football goes bananas



They are generally better known for their vodka drinking than their none existent banana production, but Russians are mad about this tropical fruit.

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Racism: Russian football goes bananas



They are generally better known for their vodka drinking than their none existent banana production, but Russians are mad about this tropical fruit.

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Rights, Wrongs And Race in Florida Teen Murder

Another firestorm over racism in America burns nationwide in the wake of the February murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Yet, consistent with past practice the dynamic of denial corrodes America's latest occasion for a 'national conversation' on race.

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A very dark side of the Second World War

PHOTO/ COLLECTION ERIC DEROOThanks to a remarkable research, historian Julien Fargettas retraces the day-to-day life of colonial forces during World War II.

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The total emancipation of Africa

Langston Hughes' poem is an attempt to define himself to a segregated America where his existential lot is one of discrimination and social rejection because of the color of his skin. Born black in a world that abhorred his race he had to assert himself to prove that he belonged and was truly worthy of the American dream.

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