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South Africa: From Apartheid To Xenophobia

AFRICANGLOBE - After breaking free from decades of apartheid – with the support of their fellow Africans – many South African Blacks have become hostile to African migrants in their country – a phenomena some experts attribute to growing frustration over the lack of jobs and economic inequality.

Skin Bleaching In Africa And The Subject Of Black Beauty

AFRICANGLOBE - Almost every year, a fresh debate erupts in the media around bleached skin and other alterations to appearance that African women embark upon. I suspect that this year will not be different. This topic will once again make the rounds. One of my New Year wishes is that accusations of "wanting to be like white people" or "being ashamed of being Black" will not drown out whatever else Africans around the world have to say regarding the various choices they make.