Our columnist Taye Negussie (PhD) answers some of the
perplexing questions many of us ponder: what is totalitarianism? What are the features most commonly attributed to authoritarian regimes? And, most importantly, how is it possible for totalitarian regimes to subjugate so large a mass of citizens depriving them of their independent individual thought?
Our art and entertainment editor Zela Gayle looks into the life of Alesandra Seutin, a Zimbabwean born choreographer and artistic director known for her distinctly theatrical choreographic and movement vocabulary which combines physical theatre, innovative scenography, text and dance
Alesandra Seutin was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1980, the year her country got its independence, to a family where dance was a tradition. So when the family moved to Brussels, she began learning Hip-Hop dance from her older brother who danced in groups, and who trained Alesandra constantly since she was eight. Four years later Alesandra was introduced to the formal world of Ballet.
The European Union (EU) signed an agreement with the African Union (AU) Commission providing €124 million to the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for the period of June to December 2013. The latest funding brings the overall EU contribution to AMISOM to approximately €600 million since March 2007.