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The problem with generalisations

Despite the media's wish for a neat story, the African continent's response to Covid-19 is all over the map

Can our police be trusted with their weapons?

COMMENT: Excessive force and lack of accountability characterise South Africa’s police force

Unite with Nigeria’s ‘Speak Up’ generation protesting against police brutality

Photos of citizens draped in the bloodied flag have spread around the world in the month the country should be celebrating 60 years of independence

The Nigerian government is killing its citizens — again

‘Nigeria kills its people. Nigeria has always killed its people.’

Elnathan John: Our merciful Nigerian father

“They say people disappear, young men with dreadlocked hair, with tattoos, or even just carrying a laptop in a backpack,” writes Elnathan John in a reflective essay about Nigeria.

‘We don’t want to be shot to death’

Nigerian protesters have taken to the streets to protest the police’s brutal special anti-robbery unit, which they say profiles tech-savvy youths

Editorial: Treat all people like white men

On Tuesday, Free State farmers set a police van on fire and stormed the Senekal magistrate’s court to get to the cells where two...

The economic effects of racism are more deadly than Covid-19

A recent report shows that racism has cost the US economy $16-trillion in growth over the past two decades. If the financial-services industry wants to show that Black Lives Matter, it needs to rethink how it allocates capital

Canary in the coalmine: How Christopher Dorner keeps showing up in protest music

Musicians break genre boundaries and, through the lyrics about the Los Angeles police officer who killed cops, express black anger

Campaigning together, but on their own

Social media is driving a new – largely anonymous – form of protest in Zimbabwe and Zambia

Osaka using US Open as platform for activism

The 22-year-old fourth seed has spoken out repeatedly in the wake of the protests that swept the United States following the death of George Floyd during a confrontation with police in May

Police brutality in South Africa exposed once again

The death of teenager Nathaniel Julius means we urgently need to refuse to allow politicians and police leadership to protect violent officers

Vish Naidoo: Opinion article on police brutality is misleading and devoid of truth

Not all police officers are guilty of killing criminals who cross their path, writes SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo.

Disease and disorder in the Covid-19 crisis

What do Covid-19, the killing of George Floyd and the toppling of statues express about the human condition at this time of disease-anxiety and global economic recession?

Pandemic-induced human rights violations a double tragedy to humanity

The conflation of human rights violations and a pandemic leave the most vulnerable marginalised. Equitable and democratic societies are needed to fight against this

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