Symbolic street renaming in Neukoelln
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On the occasion of the International Day against Racism on March 21st activists symbolically change the street name 'Wissmannstrasse' into 'Aoua-Keita-Strasse'. Aoua Kéita was an activist and writer who has worked for women's rights and the independence of Sudan (today's Mali). The current street name is based on Hermann von Wissmann, who violently oppressed the anti-colonial resistance in East Africa and contributed to the outbreak of the bloody Maji-Maji War as Reichskommissar from 1888-1890.