"Are you sure you still want to go through with this?" a management at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, told a female student who wanted to report a rape. “You’ll ruin his reputation.”
Little is known that there were Africans concentration camps. One was to become Senegal's first president and another one a famous musician. Here are some of the Africans in WWII concentration camps..
Hans-Jürgen Massaquoi was one of the few Blacks in Germany during Hitler’s rise to power. He was torned between being black but dreaming to be part of the German Third Reich.
German-Algerian Hans Hauck joined the Hitler Youth as a young boy and fought for the Germans, although he was regarded as one of the Rhineland bastards, children fathered by African soldiers. He was a threat to the Aryan race.
Patrice Lumumba, Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister, played an important role in the fight for the country’s independence. But he angered many along the way. His abruptly short ruling has left a void of what Congo could have been today, 55 years later.
Can't get enough of the Nobel? Find out more about the African laureates through the years!
Although high-educated, multilingual and with 5 years of work experience it took Emily Joof 4 years and 210 applications before she even was called to her first job interview in Sweden. Meanwhile she was offered interviews abroad. Why? Emily is certain that there was something about her. But what? Her Malian background? This is Emily's story as she looks back at her journey.
Yesterday an offender with right- wing and Nazi sympathies attacked a Swedish school. One of the victims was a 15-year-old Somali boy. Police said that the offender was targeting immigrants but Swedish media is criticized by many Afro-Swedes for not describing the crime or the offender as racist.
The Organization GRILA claims that Africa, despite of decolonization, still is a continent in shackles. Kalangu spoke with front person Aziz Salmone Fall, Senegalese-Egyptian political scientist, about Pan-Africanism, The World Bank, why Africa still is not free and why the past is so important.
Today, 9 October, marks the 168th year since Sweden abolished slavery on its colony in Saint Barthélemy. Sweden ruled over the Caribbean island for over 90 years and was in 1847 one of the last countries in Europe to abolish slavery. But Sweden does not recognize its part in the transatlantic slave trade.
South African Curro School is again accused of racism. This time a school in Durban is said to reinforce stereotypes with its celebration of a Zulu Day.
Several parts of the world's have paid tribute to environmentalist Wangari Maathai. In Kenya, marches was held in advocacy for women's right and the environment.
Ugandan forestry activist Gertrude Kenyangi Kabusimbi has been awarded the 2015 Wangari Maathai ‘Forest Champions’ Award in recognition of her efforts to promote the conservation and sustainable use of forest resources in Uganda.
African migration to the U.S has drastically increased the recent years. And despite of dreams and high education many Africans are low paid and not integrated in their new country. The NGO African Advocacy Network in San Francisco is working to implement a change but asks for unity amongst Africans.