From the beginning I have always wanted to shoot this collection in Africa, and The ‘I Love Soweto’ shoot captured what I was trying to do so beautifully. Spring/Summer 2012 essentially represents a European take on an African aesthetic, and my African heritage coupled with the setting of Soweto really gave the concept it’s authenticity’ – Ozwald Boateng
Today bomb attacks across two offices of major Nigerian newspaper ‘ThisDay’ struck in both Kaduna and Abuja leaving 13 victims feared for dead. Witnesses at the Abuja site claim it was a suicide attack, whilst a suspect following the Kaduna bombing has been detained. More information concerning both attacks is yet to be unfolded but in the last 19 months extremists Boko Haram have struck deadly attacks across the country. Boko Haram – whose name means “Western education is forbidden” – wants to establish Islamic law in Nigeria. Did they strike again today?
Perhaps the most historic verdict Charles Taylor, former Liberia President, today was convicted of adding and abetting war crimes. It has taken just over 5 years for the judges to write their adjudications but for the thousands of victims in Sierra Leone they have finally seen justice done.
Not quite the news we expected to hear. George Zimmerman, charged with second degree murder in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin left a Florida jail after posting $150,000 bond. Though, Zimmerman has been granted freedom we pray this is short-lived until this case uncovers the real truth. Reports suggest that Zimmerman father is likely to re-mortgage his home to pay this bond. No date yet has been set for the Trayvon trail and in the meantime Zimmerman must adhere to the following rules; He must wear an electronic monitoring device, although he may be allowed to leave the state. He must also observe a dusk-to-dawn curfew and is prohibited from consuming illegal drugs or alcohol or possessing a firearm.
Friday 20 April was the first time that Zimmerman apologised to the Martin family, asked why it took this long, Zimmerman said “I was told not to communicate.”