Houleye Thiam: The Sad Story of Black Muslim Mauritanians

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a racially and ethnically diverse country that straddles the divide between North and West Africa, bridging the Sahara and the Sahel. Since its artificial creation by the former colonising power France in 1960, this nation has been a theatre for violent ethnic conflicts, disgraceful practices of slavery, racial discrimination … Continue reading Houleye Thiam: The Sad Story of Black Muslim Mauritanians

“Blacklash” and the case of Asayel Slay: Injustice and hypocrisy in Saudi Arabia

Nicki Minaj and Saudi’s attempts to modernise In July 2019, world famous rapper Nicki Minaj pulled out of her planned headline performance at Jeddah World Fest music festival in Saudi Arabia due to irreconcilable personal values between herself and the Kingdom. Beyond the embarrassment that this caused the Kingdom, I would like to highlight the … Continue reading “Blacklash” and the case of Asayel Slay: Injustice and hypocrisy in Saudi Arabia

The inhumane treatment of Black people in the Maghreb must be criminalised

Tunisa has recently (2018) seen significant reform in civil rights law – namely the criminalisation of racism within the country. The “Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination” Act was passed on the 9th of October following a series of violent racially motivated incidents and a climate of severely entrenched racial discrimination and divide (see … Continue reading The inhumane treatment of Black people in the Maghreb must be criminalised