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Africa urges UN probe of US ‘systemic racism’, police violence

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | African countries are pushing for the UN’s top rights body to launch a high-level investigation into “systemic racism” and police violence in the United States and beyond, according to a draft resolution seen Tuesday by AFP. The text was being circulated to diplomats for consultations ahead of a so-called urgent …

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China province launches anti-racism push after outrage

Beijing, China | AFP | China’s southern Guangdong province has launched a raft of anti-discrimination policies targeting businesses and venues after a heavy-handed crackdown on the African community sparked international outrage last month. Authorities in the provincial capital Guangzhou had started mass testing its African community shortly after a cluster of COVID-19 cases was found …

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Over 300,000 Africans expected to die of COVID-19 -Report

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  over 300,000 Africans could lose their lives due to COVID-19, according to a new report by The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).   The report, launched virtually today, says Africa’s fragile health systems could see additional costs being imposed on them because of the growing crisis …

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Anger in Africa over coronavirus ‘stigma’ in China

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  African countries are seething over accounts that Africans are battling stigma and discrimination in China over the coronavirus pandemic, apparently linked to a cluster of cases in the Nigerian community in the southern city of Guangzhou. The African residents say they have suffered forced evictions, arbitrary …

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McDonald’s apologises after China store bans black people

Beijing, China | AFP | US chain McDonald’s has apologised after a sign telling black people they were banned from entering a branch in southern China prompted outrage online, following reports of discriminatory treatment towards Africans in the city. Tensions have flared between police and Africans in the southern metropolis of …

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African community targeted in China virus crackdown

Beijing, China | AFP | Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections. China says it has largely curbed its COVID-19 outbreak but a recent …

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Trump apology to Africans?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | African leaders who met recently at the African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa were initially set to demand an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump over his alleged reference to their nations as “shithole countries”. Trump denies making the comment. At …

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Israeli Holocaust survivors ask Netanyahu not to expel Africans

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israeli Holocaust survivors are pleading with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his plan to forcefully expel tens of thousands of African migrants, citing their own experiences as outcasts. “We, who know precisely what it’s like to be refugees, to be homeless and bereft of …

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