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October 09 2019


September 19 2019


China's Huawei is driving AI surveillance tools in Africa — Quartz Africa

«At least 75 out of 176 nations surveyed globally are actively using AI technologies for surveillance purposes, according to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. These include facial recognition systems, smart policing tools, and the establishment of safe city platforms. The leading vendors of these systems globally are Chinese firms, led by Huawei, which has supplied these technologies to at least 50 states worldwide.

The study’s author, Steven Feldstein, wrote these tools were being used to “accomplish a range of policy objectives—some lawful, others that violate human rights, and many of which fall into a murky middle ground.”

African countries are still struggling to adopt AI technologies, with the report noting that less than one-quarter of countries investing in these systems. That’s partly explained by the fact the continent is still struggling with internet connectivity.

Yet Chinese companies are quickly penetrating African markets, offering soft loans for governments to purchase their equipment and promising to set up and manage these systems. In Kenya, for instance, Huawei has helped install video systems that deployed 1,800 HD cameras and 200 HD traffic surveillance systems across Nairobi. In Zimbabwe, the Guangzhou-based developer CloudWalk announced a controversial deal in 2018 to oversee a large-scale facial recognition program in collaboration with authorities.

Most of these arrangements have come under scrutiny especially in light of how China harnesses technology for social control—particularly among ethnic Uyghur Muslims in its restive northwestern Xinjiang region.»

September 26 2018


Infographic by Telesur, “propaganda wing of Venezuela’s socialist regime.” Do you believe this is true? tbh I’m not sure.

July 26 2018


“July 26, 1847 - Black settlers - comprised of freed American slaves (helped by the American Colonization Society, a private organization that believed ex-slaves would have greater freedom and equality in Africa) and slaves freed from slave ships - issued a Declaration of Independence and promulgated a constitution, which created the independent Republic of Liberia…

Herman Moll: NEGROLAND and GUINEA. With the European Settlements, Explaining what belongs to England, Holland, Denmark etc., 1729 - from Atlas Minor, originally published in 1727.

(Current Liberia is roughly between Cape Palmas and Cape Mozerado (now Montserrado))”

— from i12bent.tumblr.com (Jul. 26 2011)

July 19 2018


mydearalgeria: Algerian girls wearing traditional outfits: Kabyle dress (left) and Caftan (right).

June 27 2018


soleilglow: Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tanzania

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June 10 2018


MOROCCO. Chechaouen. 1995. © Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos (via bintalghazi.tumblr.com)

June 08 2018


ancientorigins: Abdel Kader Haidara, the librarian who saved Timbuktu´s ancient cultural treasures from al-qaeda

Tags: Africa
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June 05 2018


marinafjell: African Elephants at Twilight at Chobe National Park in northern Botswana

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May 27 2018


myjewishaesthetic: Beta Israel girl in Wallaka, Ethiopia 1984

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May 26 2018


morobook: Morocco. Fez. Pastries in the medina. 2009

May 18 2018


sudaneseculture: Please let us help our sister Noura Hussein. Noura is a 19 year old girl, in Sudan. One of many whom are a victimsnof marital rape. Unlike most, Noura has defended herself. Noura was forced to marry a man, who raped her, having his relatives hold her down and at his second attempt she managed to defend herself and stab him. He died, she went to her family who disowned her and handed her to the police. She was found guilty of premeditated murder which is punishable by death in Sudan. On the 10th of May 2018 the court sentence Noura death by hanging. Her legal team now have 15 days to appeal the sentence. Let us help our Sudanese/ African sister. & Please sign the petition.


ahmedloso: SUDAN. Khartoum. Female Popular Defence militia given military training at camp in airport. 1993.

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nordafricain: SUDAN. Khartoum. Women volunteers in the PDF are given military training. 1993.

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March 17 2018


forafricans: A young boy from the Suri tribe reads a book on a hill. Omo Valley, Ethiopia.

March 01 2018


forafricans: Hadendoa women pour out of the Kassala Mosque. Kassala, Sudan.

February 01 2018


nordafricain: MOROCCO. Rabat. During festivities of the Throne Day. March 3rd, 1996.

Tags: Africa Morocco

January 16 2018


johnnylawgottagun: The guitars of Tinariwen, a Sahara based Tuareg rock band.

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