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Why were US Democrats wearing Ghana’s kente cloth? + Other best reads of the week

The Kente is one of the most popular and proudest attires in all of Africa. It is native to the Ghananian people, and worn on special occasions. US democrats in congress were seen spotting this attire in a legislative meeting, and the Kente was symbolic to the discussion they had.

Could the debate over South Africa’s temporary alcohol sales ban have a subtext you’re missing?

If there is one thing the world has done from the Covid-19 crises, it is to gather data on human behavior. One data gathered showed that because of the global lock down, consumption of alcohol reduced drastically. And as such, issues related to excessive drinking like violence, alcohol poisoning and emergency cases have declined. In light of this the South African government is experimenting with alcohol ban and this piece tells us if the ban is working or not.

Start Of The Mask Economy

Is the pandemic we are currently faced with a phase or is it ushering us into a new reality, or like this piece puts it: The Masked economy. Since the ease of lock-downs all over Africa, there has been an overwhelming spike in the production of face masks in proportion to its demand, and with people designing them and turning them to fashion statements, could the face masks be a part of our daily attire, and influence our economy at large?

What Africa’s post-coronavirus economy will look like

You may look at the African economy and say that in large parts it is struggling, while others may look at it and say it is developing. Whatever your perception of the African economy is, one thing is certain, and that is the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic would have left its scar onAfrica’s economy once it is over. 

Tackling racial, economic inequalities [Interview]

With the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers, and several other profiling motivated crimes, even here in Africa, it has become incresingly difficult to ignore the problem. What role do Africans and the African Union intend to play in tackling segregation. This interview with Nairobi- based professor at Law and an advocate for the High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika, PLO Lumumba addresses that. 



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