- Aug 10, 2020
Black lives matter in the Caribbean but “blackness” takes on a different hue in the region.
A statue of St Michael in the West African nation of Benin has sparked controversy as the Black Lives Movement continues to spark debate across the globe.
As Congo celebrated 60 years of independence from Belgium, Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo of Kinshasa said the “great dreams” of the people had been shuttered by successive regimes.
During colonial times thousands of biracial children known as “métis” were taken away and raised in Belgian institutions as the colonial power promoted a strict separation of white and Black people and systematically tried to prevent interracial unions.
Five mixed-race women born in Congo when the country was under Belgian rule who were taken away from their Black mothers have filed a lawsuit for crimes against humanity targeting the Belgian state.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks that he pressured Cameroon’s President Paul Biya to release an opposition leader are sign the European power still has a colonial attitude towards its former African colonies, according to one Catholic priest.