Rwanda remembers its genocide 25 years on
This week, Rwanda commemorates the massacres of 1994, in which 800,000 people were killed in just 100 days. The country is now stable, but how does any society recover from such a horror?
‘The honeymoon is over’ for Aung San Suu Kyi
A year after Aung San Suu Kyi came to power in Myanmar, she has been criticised for her handling of human rights concerns. Has she failed — or do we simply expect too much from her?
The slavery row over England’s rugby anthem
As England’s rugby team go for their 19th consecutive win tomorrow, a debate has erupted over their fans’ anthem, the origins of which lie in slavery. Is ‘cultural appropriation’ a bad thing?
At last the perfect Disney movie, say critics
After 80 years of film-making, Disney has finally nailed it with Moana, say some. But others accuse the producers of culture theft and of exploiting Polynesian culture for profit.
Storm over racial identity of US campaigner
A woman who lived as an African American and worked as a civil rights advocate is under fire after revelations about her Caucasian heritage. Is she lying, or is the reality more complicated?
Celebrities join together to rally black vote
Several prominent black celebrities have put out a series of striking posters to encourage black people to vote in the general election. Why do certain groups vote more than others?
Ten years dramatically change UK population
The 2011 Census, released this week, reveals the immigrant and mixed race population is up, Christianity down. Disastrous transformation or fascinating fresh chapter in UK history?
Disney’s first ‘Latina’ princess – or is she?
This week, campaigners cheered as Disney prepared to introduce its first Latin American star. Yet Princess Sofia, when unveiled, looked indistinguishable from a European.