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New Film Probes the West's Very Old Obsession With 'Saving' Africa

New Film Probes the West’s Very Old Obsession With ‘Saving’ Africa

by Jamilah King on June 27 2014, 1:00PM

“Framed” asks all the tough questions.

Topics: Culture

Colleagues Remember Eric Ohene Lembembe, Murdered LGBT Activist

Colleagues Remember Eric Ohene Lembembe, Murdered LGBT Activist

by Jamilah King on July 17 2013, 1:42PM

Lembembe was found tortured and killed in his home in the Cameroonian capitol of Yaounde.

Topics: /NOW

Zanele Muholi's Absolutely Stunning Portraits of Queer Africa

Zanele Muholi’s Absolutely Stunning Portraits of Queer Africa

by Jamilah King on July 3 2013, 10:59AM

Faces from visual artist Zanele Muholi’s portraits of lesbian and transgender women in Africa.

Topics: /NOW

Anti-Gay Climate in Zambia Worsening Its HIV Epidemic

Anti-Gay Climate in Zambia Worsening Its HIV Epidemic

by Jorge Rivas on April 19 2013, 4:03PM

The anti-gay obsession in the landlocked southern African nation of Zambia is worsening its HIV epidemic.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

What the U.S. Can Learn From Africa's Booming Economy

What the U.S. Can Learn From Africa’s Booming Economy

by Imara Jones on April 5 2013, 9:51AM

The continent may have entered a new phase in its history. How? By focusing on healthy people and local investment.

Topics: Economic Justice, Global Affairs

Wall Street's Africa Land Grab

Wall Street’s Africa Land Grab

by Imara Jones on August 15 2012, 8:05AM

Yet another example of the way in which the financial system thrives off of inequality, both internationally and here at home.

Topics: Economic Justice, Global Affairs

Four African Men School You on Hollywood Stereotypes [Video]

Four African Men School You on Hollywood Stereotypes [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 25 2012, 12:52PM

Wouldn’t it be better if African men weren’t always depicted as warlords or victims?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Invisible Children Release Kony 2012 Update With 'More Details and Context'

Invisible Children Release Kony 2012 Update With ‘More Details and Context’

by Jorge Rivas on April 6 2012, 10:22AM

The organization released an update today which is said to offer more details and context about the conflicts in Uganda.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, /NOW

Kony 2012's Success Shows There's Big Money Attached to White Saviors

Kony 2012’s Success Shows There’s Big Money Attached to White Saviors

by Jamilah King on March 14 2012, 9:40AM

Despite its attempt to respond directly to criticism, Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign puts the focus on all that’s right—and wrong—with online advocacy.

Topics: Global Affairs, Kony 2012, Media

Youssou N'dour to Run for President of Senegal

Youssou N’dour to Run for President of Senegal

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2012, 1:34PM

Singer says he will challenge Abdoulaye Wade in elections next month.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, /NOW

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Three Women Activists from Liberia and Yemen

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Three Women Activists from Liberia and Yemen

by Jorge Rivas on October 7 2011, 2:50PM

Most of the recipients in the award’s 110-year history have been men.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Africa and the International Criminal Court: Is Global Justice Blind?

Africa and the International Criminal Court: Is Global Justice Blind?

by Michelle Chen on October 3 2011, 11:10AM

Applying a global standard of justice seems near impossible for crimes that stem from vast inequalities in wealth and power, particularly when judgement shades into race and gender. But the ICC has tipped the scales, slightly, toward a collective moral gravity.

Topics: Global Affairs, Global Justice

Ghana's Growing Gay Pride Faces Now-Familiar Evangelical Backlash

Ghana’s Growing Gay Pride Faces Now-Familiar Evangelical Backlash

by Frankie Edozien on August 30 2011, 9:43AM

Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, evangelical Christianity’s growth has prompted political leaders and media to incite fear of increasingly open gay communities. Ghana’s burgeoning community is the latest target.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs

Famine Devastates Somalia in the Shadow of U.S. Domination

Famine Devastates Somalia in the Shadow of U.S. Domination

by Michelle Chen on August 10 2011, 9:45AM

The now-famished nation has long lived with well-fed wars and an overbearing U.S. presence that has eroded the institutional foundations it purports to rescue.

Topics: Global Affairs, Global Justice

Who's Grabbing Africa's Land? U.S. Speculators, Including Universities

Who’s Grabbing Africa’s Land? U.S. Speculators, Including Universities

by Michelle Chen on July 29 2011, 9:22AM

The financial industry has identified rich soil in poor countries. But watchdogs warn that turning Africa’s land over to the global financial marketplace will deepen an already growing food crisis.

Topics: Environment, Global Affairs, Global Justice

Once West Africa's Rising Star, Ivory Coast Faces Dangerous Horizon

Once West Africa’s Rising Star, Ivory Coast Faces Dangerous Horizon

by Michelle Chen on April 8 2011, 12:29PM

The 2010 election was supposed to herald a new era in the region. Now, the future holds more questions than answers.

Topics: Global Justice

Ivory Coast Aftermath: The People, Not the President(s) Come First

Ivory Coast Aftermath: The People, Not the President(s) Come First

by Akiba Solomon on March 7 2011, 1:36PM

In the Ivory Coast’s post-election turmoil, seven women at an all-women’s rally are shot down. Unacceptable.

Topics: Gender

The Wave of Popular Uprisings Has Washed Beyond the Middle East

The Wave of Popular Uprisings Has Washed Beyond the Middle East

by Michelle Chen on February 28 2011, 10:28AM

From Zimbabwe to Madison, popular movements are looking for their own “trigger elements.”

Topics: Egypt, Global Affairs, Global Justice

South Sudan Votes to Secede--Now What?

South Sudan Votes to Secede—Now What?

by Kai Wright on January 31 2011, 9:30AM

Check out Farid Farid’s Colorlines essay asking just that question, at the voting’s outset.

Topics: Global Affairs, Kai Wright

Hoping for Peace as South Sudan Set to be World's Newest Country

Hoping for Peace as South Sudan Set to be World’s Newest Country

by Farid Farid on January 11 2011, 10:27AM

After the euphoria of independence, the real struggle is to make sure things don’t fall apart

Topics: Global Affairs

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