Published in: openDemocracyUKAfrica Centre politics: the struggle continues for the African diaspora’s Windrush
In 2011, the board of Covent Garden's Africa Centre were engaged in a secret deal to sell their historic home at 38 King Street. Months later, backed by a number of high profile figures, the protest campaign continue their struggle to defend democratic, community values.
Published in: openDemocracyUKAfrica Centre politics: microcosm of failed democracy
The Africa Centre in London has been a refuge and cultural beacon for four decades. After a secret deal to sell the building was leaked, a campaign was launched to save the Centre reaching across Africa and the diaspora. Yet the people are not being heard, reflecting the failures of democracy in the continent itself