Artemisinin: fighting coronavirus with this antimalarial drug is risky

Raffi Kojian/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA Since the beginning of the pandemic, much work has been done to test whether antimalarial drugs can treat COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine, the most well known, has been found to be ineffective. But in Africa, another drug has been attracting attention: artemisinin. Obtained from the sweet wormwoodContinue Reading

Fair and Lovely - Billboard for Skin-Whitening Cream - Chittagong - Bangladesh. Image from Flickr by Adam Jones. CC BY-SA 2.0.

“This war of complexion has created a huge problem for our women” Fair and Lovely – Billboard for Skin-Whitening Cream – Chittagong – Bangladesh. Image from Flickr by Adam Jones. CC BY-SA 2.0. On 25 June, global cosmetic conglomerate Unilever announced a decision to re-brand its leading skin-lightening product ‘FairContinue Reading

Essaydi

Lalla Essaydi, Harem #2, 2009. 71 × 88 in 180.4 × 223.5 cm. Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi, 64, is well known for her dazzling, multidimensional staged photographs, which in spite of their simplicity, masterfully capture and challenge the complexities of social structures, women’s identities and cultural traditions.  Essaydi‘s artworks not onlyContinue Reading