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Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

The global wave of anti-racism protests sparked by the US police killing of George Floyd has barely touched North Africa, despite everyday discrimination in a region with a long slave-trading history.Black citizens in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as m

Japan's women grapple for judo equality

Japan's women grapple for judo equality

Judo's founder Jigoro Kano was decades ahead of his time by empowering women to take up the sport that prizes technique over brute force.But Japan's female judoka have long grappled for equality, enduring discrimination and a headline-grabbing abuse scandal

Black Yemenis remain in shadows, far from global protests

Black Yemenis remain in shadows, far from global protests

At a time when the Black Lives Matter movement is reshaping societies, black Yemenis have scant hope for an end to centuries of discrimination that has only worsened during the country's civil war.The life of Haitham Hassan in the capital Sanaa remains unchan

A quarter-billion children getting no education: UN

A quarter-billion children getting no education: UN

Nearly 260 million children had no access to schooling in 2018, a United Nations agency said in a report Tuesday that blamed poverty and discrimination for educational inequalities that are being exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak.Children from poorer com