South African ad watchdog bans colonisation spoof

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; South Africa Chicken Licken advert showed a black man finding a foreign land and naming it Europe A still image from the banned Chicken Licken advert. Photograph: Chicken Licken South African regulators have banned a television advert that showed a black man discovering a Läs mer…

Nigeria concerned over Amnesty International's 'damaging' activities

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nigeria Army spokesman claims charity is ‘determined to destabilise’ nation via the ‘fictitious allegations of alleged human rights abuses’ The military has in the past been critical of international organisations operating in the country Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters Nigeria is “concerned” about Amnesty International’s activities, Läs mer…

Bodies of two female tourists found in Morocco's High Atlas

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Morocco Interior ministry says women, from Denmark and Norway, found with cuts to their necks The women’s bodies were found near the village of Imlil in the High Atlas mountains. Photograph: Alamy The bodies of two Scandinavian women have been found with cuts to Läs mer…

Law firm acknowledges role in jet sale to dictator's son

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Law Clifford Chance issues statement after publication of allegations in Private Eye Teodorín Obiang is the son of Equatorial Guinea’s dictator and also the country’s vice-president. Photograph: Jerome Leroy/AFP/Getty One of the world’s leading law firms has been forced to address allegations that it Läs mer…

Ban imports of hunting trophies to the UK | Letter

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Wildlife Ban imports of hunting trophies to the UK Signatories including Eduardo Gonçalves, Jeremy Corbyn, Caroline Lucas and Bill Oddie call on the government to take action Wildlife rangers with the carcass of an elephant, in Tsavo East, Kenya. Photograph: Khalil Senosi/AP Hundreds of Läs mer…

'This cuts across society': how singeli music went from Tanzania to the world

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; World music With up to 300 beats per minute, singeli could be the world’s most frenetic music. In Dar es Salaam, its creators explain how it helps to create a better life Stars of singeli … Jay Mitta, Abbas Jazza and Sisso. Photograph: Kate Läs mer…

'I beg them to let me go': Sierra Leone's sex workers targeted by police

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Women’s rights and gender equality Sierra Leone Film explores how women on the streets of Freetown suffer extortion, exploitation and imprisonment because of archaic laws A still from documentary ‘Kolonko’, about sex workers in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photograph: Handout Mariatu was 15 years old Läs mer…

The Somali-born MP challenging Sweden's swing to the right

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Upside Sweden Leila Ali Elmi has promised to be a voice for those targeted by hostility to immigration Leila Ali Elmi won a surprise victory in the recent Swedish elections which otherwise tilted the country towards the political right. Photograph: Fredrik Hjerling Swedes Läs mer…

Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine 'in hiding after police raid'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Uganda Wine says officers swooped on him and his supporters before planned concert Bobi Wine performing in November. Photograph: Robin Letellier/Sipa/Rex/Shutterstock The Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine is in hiding after police raided a hotel he was staying in ahead of Läs mer…

Cambodia seizes record three-tonne haul of African ivory

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Illegal wildlife trade Discovery of 1,026 tusks at Phnom Penh port follows a tip from the US embassy Cambodian customs officials looking at ivory seized from a shipping container at the Phnom Penh port. Photograph: Ban Chork/AFP/Getty Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of Läs mer…

Yes, I’m a trustee of English Heritage. And I want the Benin bronzes returned | David Olusoga

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Colonialism Yes, I’m a trustee of English Heritage. And I want the Benin bronzes returned David Olusoga Black Britons are still supposed to keep out of the debate on the country’s colonial past Plaques from the royal palace of Benin on display in Läs mer…

‘Things must change’: DRC hopes for fresh start as election looms

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Dispatch Democratic Republic of the Congo Crowds rally to support opposition candidate Félix Tshisekedi in next week’s vote Opposition figure Félix Tshisekedi, right, and his running mate Vital Kamerhe wave to supporters in Kinshasa. Photograph: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images The Avenue Salongo is the Champs Läs mer…

My year of reading African women, by Gary Younge

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Books My year of reading African women, by Gary Younge Shamed by a gap in his reading, the Guardian writer vowed to read only fiction by African women in 2018. After 19 novels spanning Nigeria to Ethiopia, he shares what he learned Illustration: Guardian Läs mer…

UK must not fail the people of South Sudan | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; South Sudan UK must not fail the people of South Sudan On the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict, 27 parliamentarians call on the UK government to redouble its efforts to bring about peace South Sudanese children at a refugee camp in Läs mer…

Egypt arrests two people accused of helping stage naked photoshoot on pyramid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Egypt Officials question authenticity of photo and describe it as ‘violation of public morality’ The photographer reportedly filmed himself and a woman climbing the Great Pyramid. Photograph: Ricardo Liberato/Getty Images Egypt has reportedly arrested two people accused of helping a Danish photographer stage a Läs mer…