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South Africa: Race discussion reaches South Africa's sports

2004-12-09, Issue 186

Should a national athletic team or a rugby team have racial quotas to reflect the nation's racial composition? Political activists in South Africa are launching protests when a sports team becomes "too white", causing the white-dominated opposition t...

South Africa: Race row as Mbeki blood rejected

2004-12-09, Issue 186

South Africa's national blood service is to meet to discuss whether to stop treating blood donated by black people as high risk. The health minister has already said this should stop, after it emerged that President Thabo Mbeki's blood was destroyed...

Czech Republic/Africa: Abanda Angry Over Czech Racism

2004-12-09, Issue 186

Cameroon's Patrice Abanda has criticised the failure of a Czech football anti-racism campaign after becoming victim of another racist incident. He said the campaign had little effect. "The only change which I see is the appearance of plaques in stadi...

USA/Africa: A black identity

2004-12-09, Issue 186

"The matter of who's "more" black has a certain personal resonance. Like many foreign blacks, I'm often treated by my black peers as a usurper. Furthermore, my children have the same pedigree as Barack Obama: Kenyan father and American mother. After ...

France/Africa: Arabs, Africans Face Worst Discrimination in France

2004-11-25, Issue 184

An official report presented to the French government paints a damning picture of racial discrimination in the workplace and recommends a series of measures including the mandatory introduction of anonymous CVs. According to the report, young people ...

Barbados/Africa: Colouring issues

2004-11-18, Issue 183

There tends to be a factor of irrationality that lurks around to make fools of us whenever we base arguments solely on race, disregarding other aspects of our humanity or human frailties. One such factor that has posed problems for generations of bla...

South Africa: Apartheid alive in churches, research shows

2004-11-18, Issue 183

Racial segregation and the unfair treatment of black ministers are still causing deep concern in South African churches. This is the main conclusion drawn from research outlined in a booklet, Transcending Racism in Church and Community, that was laun...

Global/Africa: Calling racism by its name

2004-11-11, Issue 182

NGOs representing African descendants are demanding that United Nations documents referring to discrimination make explicit reference to anti-Black racism. The refusal of states and institutions to specifically name anti-Black racism serves to perpet...

Global/Africa: Xenophobia rising worldwide

2004-11-11, Issue 182

In a UN report on xenophobia, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, Special Rapporteur on human rights, Doudou Diene says racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are also on the "upswing" in the rest of Europe. "New target...

South Africa: Minister says bench behind in transformation

2004-11-04, Issue 181

South Africa's judiciary is behind in the transformation process, says the country's Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Bridgette Mabandla. She was responding to a question in the National Assembly from former deputy justice minister an...

South Africa: Heated debate over HIV/AIDS and racism

2004-10-28, Issue 180

Questions posed by the opposition Democratic Alliance to President Thabo Mbeki in the national parliament over the HIV/AIDS issue have led to a heated debate over racism in the country. In his reply to the Democratic Alliance’s Ryan Coetzee, Mbeki sa...

Zimbabwe: Zim cricket cleared of racism

2004-10-21, Issue 179

The International Cricket Council on Sunday said a probe had found no evidence of racism in Zimbabwe's cricket. Cricket in Zimbabwe is in turmoil following a strike by 15 white players led by former captain Heath Streak who alleged racism in Zimbabwe...

South Africa: Xenophobia hearings to take place

2004-10-21, Issue 179

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be hosting open hearings on xenophobia in November and has called for written submissions from individuals, organisations and interested parties. SAHRC chairman Jody Kollapen said in a statement xenophobia ...

South Africa/Palestine: South Africa will have to live down this shame!

2004-10-21, Issue 179

Issued by the Palestine Solidarity Committee 19 October 2004 Palestine solidarity activists around the country and around the world, as well as millions of Palestinians, have been again disappointed this morning when the Palestine Solidarity Com...

South Africa: Accusations of racism ought to Be actionable

2004-10-14, Issue 178

So abhorrent and damaging is the racism label that I'm amazed we haven't seen a rash of civil cases brought by people who have been accused of racial discrimination without good cause, or at least without solid proof. After all, labelling somebody ra...

Zimbabwe: San struggling to survive

2004-10-14, Issue 178

Zimbabwe's tiny San community has laid the blame for their ongoing economic hardships squarely on the government, which they accuse of discrimination and neglect. While the San argue that they are a disadvantaged people in need of humanitarian suppor...

Namibia: Monitors subjected to hate speech at SWAPO rally

2004-10-14, Issue 178

Human rights defenders were subjected to hate speech and other forms of bigotry and incitement over the weekend at a SWAPO Party rally intended to introduce the party's new manifesto to the electorate. In this case, hate speech is public speech inten...

Rwanda: Government justifies civil society probe

2004-10-14, Issue 178

Rwanda's government has dismissed a recent report by the European Union (EU) criticising it for backing a move to investigate and prosecute civil society organisations and individuals for allegedly having genocidal ideologies. "We cannot maintain sil...

Zimbabwe: Ex-Zimbabwe cricket boss to drop race bomb

2004-10-07, Issue 177

Vincent Hogg, former chief executive of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union will inform the ICC's investigators this week about several incidents involving black ZCU directors. These were the main reasons he left the job two months ago after two and a half ye...

South Africa: Judge president slams 'racist' colleagues

2004-10-07, Issue 177

Judge President John Hlophe of the Cape High Court has lashed out at the white legal fraternity for what he described as calculated attempts to undermine black judges and stall transformation. Racial tensions have often been expressed within the cour...

Africa/Global: Global racism conference urges blacks to increase economic power

2004-10-07, Issue 177

Delegates at a racism conference urged blacks worldwide to work toward greater economic power, while the gathering faced criticism of a decision to exclude non-blacks from some deliberations. The six-day conference in Suriname is bringing together mo...

Italy/Africa: Black Pinocchio: Tale of migrant dreams

2004-09-30, Issue 176

Some Italians want African illegal immigrants deported, others want them arrested, but theatre director Marco Baliani believes one way to ease Italy's refugee crisis is with a long-nosed wooden puppet. And that's no lie. Baliani is touring Italy with...

Sudan: Is Sudan not an Apartheid State?

2004-09-30, Issue 176

At an extraordinary meeting, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 1564 which threatens sanctions on the Sudan's vital oil industry. Four countries abstained. When it last met, the AU, led by Alpha Konare, reportedly agreed to "move from non-int...

Global/Africa: Education and media either allies or threats to tolerance

2004-09-30, Issue 176

The struggle against discrimination has two decisive allies or enemies: education and the media, the Holy See pointed out when addressing the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) at the conference in Brussels on tolerance and th...

Zimbabwe: Racism hearing set to get underway

2004-09-30, Issue 176

The hearing to investigate allegations of racism levelled against the Zimbabwe Cricket Union by the group of rebel players began in Harare on Wedneday. If found guilty, the ZCU could face a range of penalties, including possible expulsion from the IC...

South Africa: Apartheid legacy still haunts South Africa

2004-09-30, Issue 176

In April this year, South Africans for the third time overwhelmingly re-elected the ruling African National Congress, now led by President Thabo Mbeki. Not surprisingly, the elections lacked the euphoria that marked the formal end of apartheid, led b...

Zimbabwe: Police officers forced to attend ideological re-orientation course

2004-09-30, Issue 176

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is running re-orientation courses in which officers are taught about the ill-treatment of blacks by whites including the killing by British settlers of Zimbabwe's 19th century spirit medium, Nehanda. Sources said the cour...

South Africa: State funeral for white voice of anti-apartheid

2004-09-23, Issue 175

South Africa on Saturday bid farewell to Beyers Naude, a rare white voice against the apartheid system of racial segregation. In a state funeral broadcast live on television and radio, speakers black and white praised Naude, an Afrikaner man of the c...

France/Morocco: Moroccans in France call for 'immediate action' to stop racist acts against Maghrebans in Corsica

2004-09-23, Issue 175

The National Council of Moroccans in France (CNMF) has urged French authorities to "act immediately" to put an end to racist acts targeting the Maghreban community in Corsica, notably Moroccans. This call was made after a man of Moroccan origin was s...

Australia/Africa: Bigotry in bastions of tolerance

2004-09-16, Issue 174

For foreign students at Newcastle University, especially Asians and Africans, abuse, vilification and even physical attacks are commonplace. "Students are worried - not scared, but worried - about the situation," said Chilean Veronica Meneses, the un...

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