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How the Dutch government polices unwanted black bodies

An estimated 1,700 refugees have died this year in the Mediterranean trying to reach Western Europe. One of the consequences of the increased media attention, is that shifted focus onto…..

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Video: These are the Parents from Ayotzinapa

Yesterday, three of the parents of the 43 abducted students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, who spent over a month touring the United States raising awareness over their plight, were detained by the Mexican authorities……

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New Ways of Seeing The World: Interview with Director Tala Hadid and Producer Danny Glover of ‘A Narrow Frame of Midnight’

Last week, Tala Hadid’s feature film, Itar el Layl, or, A Narrow Frame of Midnight, had its New York premiere at the 22nd Annual African Film Festival. Evocative, dreamy, lush,…..

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What’s the deal with China’s new military base in Djibouti?

China’s willingness to escalate its military presence in Africa took a new turn with recent negotiations between the governments of Djibouti and China to establish a navy base. In the…..

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What former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré’s July trial in Senegal means for his victims

Next month former president Hissène Habré, who ruled my native Chad from  June 7, 1982 to December 1, 1990, goes on trial in Senegal, in a special tribunal set up…..

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The oil giants are coming to Tanzania

International oil giants are bearing down on East Africa. Off the coast of Tanzania, the discovery of 46.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves has put the country on…..

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Liberating ourselves from our liberators

Yes, April was the cruelest month in South Africa in recent history. In the mid weeks of the month, too many pictures stirred up bad memories. A black man in…..

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Letters to Hlompho Letsielo

Last week, Lesotho lost one of its most vibrant creative minds, the photographer Hlompho Letsielo. As friends, we’ve written letters to him in the next world. — From Lineo: Picture…..

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Video: These are the Parents from Ayotzinapa

Yesterday, three of the parents of the 43 abducted students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, who spent over a month touring the United States raising awareness over their plight, were detained by the Mexican authorities……

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Teca #4: Pura Música in San José, Costa Rica

Welcome back to Teca, Latin America is a Country’s own jukebox, where we’ll introduce you to some of the coolest, hippest, most recent music from cities around Latin America. Brought to you…..

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The Consequences of Obama’s Sanctions Against Venezuela

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro started this year facing a political crisis. The economic depression the country is going through affected Maduro’s public approval. And Latin American leaders, like Brazil’s President…..

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Goodbye Eduardo Galeano

If Maradona is football’s god, then Eduardo Galeano wrote football’s holy book. The Uruguyan (who also had good politics: “I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so…..

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Here are our Africa Cup of Nations 2015 Awards

That was AFCON 2015. It was like 1992 all over again. The Ivorians are African champions after a nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out, and a Black Stars side led by an outstanding Number 10…..

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Steven George Gerrard: A Man Apart

Our six year old son, Ezra, only pretends to watch Liverpool games with me. It is his way of indulging his father – or, more precisely, his father’s lifelong love…..