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Gallery: Mikidadi Bush's 'Shaman's Beauty Shop'

Mikidadi Bush's mystical series of paintings titled "Shaman's Beauty Shop" is featured in Amsterdam for the first time in Netherlands history.

For the first time in Netherlands history, The Sarenco Foundation and Amsterdam's Red Stamp Art Galleryย presented the solo work of Tanzanian artist Mikidadi Bush, featuring his eye opening gallery titled "Shaman's Beauty Shop." This transcendental body of work features seventeen enamel paintings depicting interpretations of contemporary culture through a surrealist, dreamlike lens. Projecting a visual story, these powerful images intertwine a spiritual realm with the past, present, and future. From mystical mermaids to man eating serpentines, Bush provides a truly shamanistic perspective through these beautiful expressions, bringing a fresh yet wise spirit to contemporary art culture.


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The African Union Condemns Violence Against #EndSARS Protesters in Nigeria

The African Union Commission chairperson has (finally) condemned the deadly violence against protesters calling for an end to police brutality in Nigeria. However, many feel the body's declaration is a little too late.

EWN reports that the African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has "strongly condemned the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries." However, Mahamat's statement did not specifically denounce the actions of the security forces' actions. This past Tuesday, protesters calling for the disbandment of the infamous and an end to police brutality, were shot at by security forces at Lekki Toll Gate. The incident occurred shortly after an abrupt 24-hour curfew had been imposed by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the AU has called for all involved "political and social actors to reject the use of violence and respect human rights and the rule of law" and recommended that they "privilege dialogue".
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How Technology Is Playing a Crucial Role in the #EndSARS Protests

Young people in Nigeria have successfully managed to use technological innovations to organize and make the #EndSARS protests run incredibly efficiently and easily. This moment will go down in history as a revolution that was birthed via technology.