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A corner of Africa in Iran

In the southern port city of Bandar-e-Bushehr is a thriving community of Afro-Iranians, many of whom arrived as slaves in the 18th or 19th century. …

LONGREAD: Remembering Steve Bantu Biko

Today marked 41 years since anti-apartheid hero Steve Bantu Biko was brutally murdered at the hands of racist South African police while in their custody. …

Can the Sahel recapture its lost glory?

Today the vast Sahel region, lying between North and sub-Saharan Africa, is characterised by general poverty, lawlessness and the presence of terrorist groups. But it …