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Meeting Sembène: An Interview with Abderrahmane Sissako

Abderrahmane Sissako is a Mauritanian-born, Mali-raised filmmaker who completed cinematic training at Moscow’s Federal State Film Institute during the 1980s. The program concluded with his first film, the 23-minute short…..

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‘Banana republic’

World Soccer magazine explains Russian football’s anti-racism strategies: Anzhi Makhachkala have expressed their disappointment over an “idiotic” banana throwing incident involving recent signing Christopher Samba. The Congolese defender had a…..

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Moscow Hair

FIFA’s website go a bit overboard with the cheap elephant references in a profile of Cote d’Ivoire national team player Seydou Doumbia. (The Ivorian national team is known as the Elephants……

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'The Oil Complex'

Video of a worthwhile lecture (recorded in February this year) by Berkeley geographer Michael Watts breaking down the workings of the oil industry.  In the lecture–titled “Dispossession and Oil Violence”– Watts…..

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Afro-Russians

Photographer Liz Johnson-Artur‘s images illustrates a piece by Sarah Bentley in the latest issue of Nigerian magazine, ARISE, on Russian nationals of mixed Russian and African descent. Those profiled in…..

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An African in Russia

During the Cold War tens of thousands of black students went to study in the Soviet Union.  (I know some South Africans who did.) That world is now far away…..

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RUSSIAN HOSPITALITY

Nearly 60% of black and African people living in Russia’s capital Moscow have been physically assaulted in racially motivated attacks, says a new study. Africans working or studying in the…..