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Black Snow, a new pacy murder mystery, addresses the complicated legacy of slavery in Australia

In 1994, the Australian federal government finally extended recognition to Australian South Sea Islander people as a distinct cultural group. This recognition was important: racism put Australian South Sea Islanders at a disadvantage, yet there was little public recognition of the unique circumstances they and their ancestors had experienced and survived.

Black Snow, a new pacy murder mystery, addresses the complicated legacy of slavery in Australia

GUYANA | Dr. Eric Phillips: The Caribbean Response To The Netherlands Apology For Slavery

MONTEGO BAY,  December 28, 2022 - The public apology by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for the Netherlands’ participation in the transatlantic slave trade, elicited a number of responses including one from the King of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander who welcomed his government’s apology from Rutte, saying it was the “beginning of a long journey.”

GUYANA | Dr. Eric Phillips: The Caribbean Response To The Netherlands Apology For Slavery

JAMAICA | Commemorating Sam Sharpe Day, December 27- The Strike for Freedom

MONTEGO BAY, December 27, 2022 - Today December 27 is Sam Sharpe Day, and  marks the 191st anniversary of the Sam Sharpe War which began just after the Christmas festivities on the 27th of December 1831 in Kensington, St. James. It is important that we understand the significance of that strike for freedom which became the proverbial straw that broke the back of chattel slavery in the British Caribbean colonies.

JAMAICA | Commemorating Sam Sharpe Day, December 27- The Strike for Freedom

AFRICA | Sacred rivers: Christianity in southern Africa has a deep history of water and ritual

Water is a scarce commodity in much of Africa, particularly in southern Africa. This is well symbolised in the name of the Botswana national currency, pula (rain). When tragedies like flooding and drowning take place, it may seem inappropriate to speak of the scarcity and commodity of water. For example, members of the Johane Masowe church drowned in a flash flood during a baptismal ceremony at a river in South Africa recently.

AFRICA | Sacred rivers: Christianity in southern Africa has a deep history of water and ritual

AFRICA | Benin is building a themed park to remember slavery - is history up for sale?

 The Marina Project is a vast memorial and tourist complex under construction in Ouidah, a coastal town in the Republic of Benin in West Africa. The country hopes to market itself as a major destination for Afro-descendant tourists in the diaspora. Neighbouring Nigeria and its population of 220 million potential visitors also makes serene and diminutive Benin an enviable location for large scale tourist attractions.

AFRICA | Benin is building a themed park to remember slavery - is history up for sale?
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