Posts Tagged ‘Featured’

U.K.: ‘Barista Visa’ Unavailable for African Migrants

In an attempt to alleviate the United Kingdom’s looming labor shortage following Brexit, the government is proposing “barista visas.”

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Franchise Forum | Kuwait: New Commercial Agency Law Enacted

The law addresses the evolving issues and questions that relate to commercial agencies in Kuwait and clarifies a number of issues.

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Netherlands: The Dutch Blackface and the Growing Backlash

Traditionally, around Christmastime, Dutch adults and children have donned frilly wigs, red lips, and blackface make-up as an ode to Zwarte Piet, or Black Pete, the companion of Saint Nicholas.

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U.S.: Descendants of slaves sold to University seek reconciliation

In 1838, Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to pay off its massive debts. The university received the equivalent of $3.3 million after they were sold to plantations in Louisiana.

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Namibia: The Push for a New Empowerment Bill

A new government indigenization and economic empowerment bill in Namibia has many white business owners pondering whether to leave the country or take court action.

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Brazil: Preparations for the Rio Olympics Hurt Afro-Brazilians

As host of the 31st Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro will attract as many as 500,000 tourists. Yet, the widely reported efforts to prepare for the games have left many questioning whether Rio is ready.

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Cuba: For many Afro-Cubans, Obama’s visit represents a source of pride, inspiration

President Obama’s historic three-day trip to Cuba not only marked the first visit by a sitting U.S. president since the 1959 revolution, but also represented a source of pride and inspiration for many Afro-Cubans.

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UK: Judge Suing Ministry of Justice for Race Discrimination

Peter Herbert is suing the Ministry of Justice for racial discrimination following a recommendation that he be given a written warning over remarks he made.

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Mexico: Afro-Mexicans Recognized in Mexico’s National Census

Mexican citizens may now officially identify themselves as “Afro-Mexican” on national censuses.

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Africa: Become Competitive by Insuring Payment Risks

Private trade credit insurance agencies often struggle with insuring African risk due to the lack of available information.

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