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Africa

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Pelé was ensnared by ‘Brazilian-style racism’ but stood firm as dictatorship tried to keep him playing

5 min read
As arguably the greatest soccer player of all time is laid to rest, let’s consider Pelé’s incredible legacy off the field, how he helped forge the identity of modern Brazil, became a symbol of the Black diaspora and an inspiration for millions across the African continent.

How the UK’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is 21st-century imperialism writ large.

5 min read
How will asylum seekers relocated from the UK be accommodated in Rwanda, beyond temporary plans to convert a former hostel into a detention centre, and what will happen to those who are not granted asylum? Whatever. For the UK, the UK-Rwanda deal represents yet another business interest in Africa.
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