For African nations, capital punishment is a grim colonial legacy that lingers on

Dior Konaté, 10 October 2021

On the World Day Against the Death Penalty, the tide is turning in west Africa against this tool of colonial repression and racism

A guillotine amid blurred surroundings
‘The death penalty in Africa was displayed as an instrument of state authority and legitimacy.’Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty

Text in The Guardian

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