Buala: Behind The Scenes at Belgium’s African Museum

Brussels, Belgium – As he walks through the building site that is Belgium’s Royal Museum for Central Africa in his plastic hardhat and reinforced boots, director Guido Gryseels lets out the occasional cry of surprise. “Ah – the elephant! I didn’t know he was back.” His words echo off the soaring walls, some painted ceiling to floor with vast maps of Africa – their place names, from “German East Africa” to “Leopoldville” trapping them in a brief moment in history. Next to one, above a doorway,Read more

Al Jazeera English: The Portuguese denied citizenship in their own country

Lisbon, Portugal – “Our nationality law is one of the best in the world,” says Portugal’s deputy minister, Eduardo Cabrita, whose office overlooks the 25th April Bridge – named after the 1974 revolution which spelled the end for the fascist dictatorship and, eventually, for Portugal’s long-running colonial projects. “I worked on it myself,” he adds. Read the full article here: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/03/portuguese-denied-citizenship-country-170302084810644.html   (photo courtesy of Antonio Brito Guterres) (photo courtesy of Antonio Brito Guterres)  Read more