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Belgium Returns Patrice Lumumba’s Tooth to Family 61 Years After His Murder

Belgian authorities have returned a tooth belonging to the murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Emery Lumumba

Top 20 Richest Countries In Africa, 2022

Seychelles ranks as the richest country in Africa, with a reported per capita GDP of $11,426. With a population of less than 100,000, the country has the tiniest population in Africa.

South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu Dies at 90

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90. His death was confirmed in a statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa. It marked "another chapter of bereavement in our nation's farewell to...

Lost 4,500-year-old Temple Unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists have found one of the four lost sun temples built by the pharaohs while they were still alive in an attempt to turn themselves into living gods.

34 Years Later, Sankara’s Murder Trial Begins in Burkina Faso

The trial of 14 men, including a former president, has opened in Burkina Faso over the assassination of the country’s revered revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara 34 years ago.

Tanzania’s Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature becoming the first black African author to win the award since Wole Soyinka in 1986.

Artefacts Looted by British Forces in 1868 Returned to Ethiopia

Artefacts looted by British troops from Ethiopia in 1868 have been returned to the Ethiopian embassy in London.

This Lion Sanctuary in South Africa Allows Visitors to Get Up Close With Lions by Locking Them in a Cage

A lion sanctuary near Harrismith in the eastern Free State, a province of South Africa allows people to get up close with its lions, by locking visitors in a plexiglass cage for up to 45 minutes at a time.

Anthropology Days: The Racist Olympic Event of 1904

The shameless Anthropology Days exhibition was held during the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri, where natives from foreign lands participated in various “special Olympic” events.

Ancient African Cities That Were Destroyed and Looted by Europeans

In 1505 Portuguese forces led by Francisco de Almeida destroyed, burned down and occupied the Swahili city of Kilwa bringing the sultanate to an end after it refused to pay tribute.

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