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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.

Christine Mboma – The Namibian Teenager Barred From Olympic 400m Due To Her High Testosterone Levels

Namibian teenager Christine Mboma - who broke the 30-year-old world 400m Under-20s record on Wednesday - is out of the event at the Olympics after being found to have naturally-occurring testosterone levels beyond those specified by World Athletics.

Kenyans to Sue British Army Over Wildfire That Destroyed 12,000 Acres

A Kenyan court has allowed over 1,000 residents living near a British military training base in the country to jointly seek damages alongside an environmental lobby group, over a wildfire that destroyed 12,000 acres (4,800 hectares). The fire broke out...

Archaeologists Uncover Oldest Human Burial in Kenya

Archaeologists have identified the oldest known human burial in Africa during field work that uncovered the remains of a child laid carefully to rest in a grave nearly 80,000 years ago.

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