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· September, 2012

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from September, 2012

28 September 2012

Czech Republic: Roma Resist Evictions in Ostrava

This summer, Přednádraží, a small neighborhood in Ostrava, has been the site of an intense struggle against unlawful evictions of the predominantly Roma residents. Daniela Kantorova reports on the history...

27 September 2012

Jamaica: In Whose Image?

25 September 2012

Why Mali's Army is Hesitant about Foreign Intervention in the North

Ukraine: Localized ‘Yes-butno’ Meme Highlights ‘Most Popular Stereotypes’

The Yes-butno meme "created to break assumptions and stereotypes that everyone makes about various cultures, genders, sexualities, etc", has gone viral on the Ukrainian segment of Facebook, thanks to Lviv-based...

24 September 2012

Mauritania: March to Commemorate the Passing of Rights Activist

Civil rights organisation Touche pas à ma nationalité TPMN ( in English: Do not interfere with my citizenship) has called for a large march to commemorate the passing of anti-racism...

21 September 2012

Guinea: Fightings Between Peuls and Malinkes Erupt in Conakry

Senegal: ‘Completely White’ Whitening Cream Stirs Outrage

Lightening the skin is a common practice in Africa where the sale of skin lightening products is legal in many countries. In Senegal, a product named 'Khess Petch' is creating...

17 September 2012

United States: Spanish Stands Out in Political Conventions

In the race for the White House, the political conventions held at the end of August and beginning of September served as a showcase for the Republican and Democratic parties....

15 September 2012

Russia: Protest Movement Struggles with Keeping Itself Democratic

RuNet Echo

Maksim Martsinkevich, who goes by the nickname Tesak (Machete), gained notoriety on the RuNet between 2005 and 2007. A white-supremacist who later spent several years in prison for inciting ethnic...

13 September 2012

Guinea: Acts of Torture, Symptoms of a Country Still Divided

Guinea's transition from the notorious military regime of Moussa Dadis Camara towards a democratic political system has not gone smoothly. The country is still experiencing strong internal divisions as indicated...

9 September 2012

Zambia: Tonga Terror Claim – Real or Fake?

An apparent Zambian terror group, 'Tongas under Oath' have claimed on television to have killed three Northern Province Bemba people, including a baby. But this soon came under suspicion following...