Global Issues

The harsh relations of resistance in Laurent Kabila’s Congo. Still from Kinshasa Makambo. As Christian Lumu Lukusa, a youth leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) largest opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress [...]
Mon, Sep 17, 2018 12:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Brooklyn, Biggie Smalls and Hari Kunzru’s White Tears. Biggie Smalls mural on Fulton St. in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn. Image via author. Somewhere in Bed Stuy, an old homeless man shuffling up to me, asking for money… Then he [...]
Sun, Sep 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
A critical review of Swiss theatre director Milo Rau’s multi-media project, "Congo Tribunal,” about the violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Still from Congo Tribunal. How can arts respond to conflict, human rights violations and impunity? What role [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
A new film explores the often-fraught relationship between African immigrants and African-Americans in the United States. Still from BlacknBlack. After fleeing political turbulence in his in his native Ivory Coast, and settling in Boston thirteen years ago [...]
Thu, Sep 13, 2018 12:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Dagmar van Weeghel created a photo essay dedicated to two young sisters. “Eight years ago, Binqui and Penda – two young Mandinka sisters – moved from Guinea Conakry to Europe. Due to difficult circumstances, they lived in Africa mostly separated from each other. In Europe they reunited, however they faced [...]
Thu, Sep 06, 2018 8:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
This month Avandu, nairobi creative collective, released their fully free comic, available for download, that was three years in the making. Synopsis: “The Empire has staked its claim on many planetary systems as it advances on its quest to rule the universe. One of these planets is the planet Dukongo, [...]
Tue, Sep 04, 2018 8:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Rémy Samuz was born in 1982 in Cotonou, Benin, where he lives and works. He mainly works with sculpture, working with wire to create intricate sculptural forms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3da3xZ53yy8 [...]
Mon, Sep 03, 2018 8:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Filmmaker and photographer Akinola Davies and Ruth Ossai created this project as a celebration of youth culture in Igbo communities of Nigeria. The film was shot in Nsukka, Nigeria. [...]
Sun, Sep 02, 2018 8:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source

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