A Scottish actress is trying her hardest to promote a book about living in Zambia for a few months in the late 1990s, an experience she describes as a harrowing, war-torn “nightmare.” It was all going fine until Zambians began reading her account and pointed out that in addition to being a pile of racist and laughably…
When Prime Minister Enrico Letta offered to make Congo-born medical doctor Cécile Kyenge the country’s first black national official ever by appointing her to be minister of integration, it should have signaled a new era of political diversity in Italy. After all, the country’s immigrant population is growing,…
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• This explains so much: researchers have found that sunbathing gives the male libido a boost - mainly by upping their testosterone. Just an hour of sunlight can provide a 69% jump in testosterone levels. •
A new photo book by Daniele Tamagni explores the phenomenon of sapeurs, a clique of extraordinarily dressed dandies from the Congo. In the midst of war and abject poverty, these men dress in tailored suits, silk ties, and immaculate footwear.
- In addition to the "no fuck, no food" rule, the new laws in Afghanistan take away a woman's right to be the guardian of her children and allow rapists to avoid persecution by paying "blood money" for the crime. [Guardian]
[Goma, Congo; August 10. Image via Getty]
This week, as Hillary Clinton visits no fewer than six African nations, American media outlets are running a spate of stories about the ongoing problem of sexual assault as a weapon of war in one of those countries: Congo.
• In an attempt to make the odious tradition of throwing the bouquet a little different, an Italian bride had her flowers flung from a plane. Unfortunately, they got sucked into the plane's engines, causing it to crash. •