Africa culture

CCTV Spring Festival Gala Features Blackface, Again

This year’s CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala, the massively popular annual variety show aired since 1983, included blackfaced dancers in a performance titled “African Song and Dance,” alongside belly dancers, flamenco...

The Colony

A film broadcast by Al Jazeera’s Witness explores the impact of Chinese investment on Africa’s cultural traditions: See also an interview with filmmakers Xiaoli Zhou and Brent Huffman about the making of the film:...

China’s New Role in Africa

Just after the conclusion of the Africa-China summit in Egypt, BBC reports on China-Africa relations beyond the financial deals that get so much attention in the international press: [Wen Jiabao] promised $10bn of new loans as...

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