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Mali Junta Frees President Keita A Week After His Arrest

Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has been released by the junta which overthrew him last week, the military announced on Thursday. The military in power in Mali announced Thursday, August 27, to have released ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta...

Ethiopia: Faces Of The Karo People

The Karo tribe living along the borders of the Lower Omo River incorporate rich, cultural symbolism into their rituals by using ornate body art, intricate headdresses, and body scarification to express beauty and significance within their community. This lively...

Africa Is Now Officially Free of Polio, Says World Health Organization

Africa has been declared free from wild polio by the independent body, the Africa Regional Certification Commission and UN's World Health Organization (WHO). Polio usually affects children under five, sometimes leading to irreversible paralysis. Death can occur when breathing muscles...

Bisha’h — Egypt’s Medieval Lie Detecting System Involves Licking A Hot Metal in the Name of Truth

Bisha'h is a ritual practiced by Bedouin tribe of Ayaidah, in north-eastern Egypt for the purpose of lie detection. The ritual involves heating a metal spoon, or rod and making suspects in a crime lick it in the presence of tribal representatives

Mali President Resigns After Military Mutiny, Dissolves Parliament

Mali’s president has announced his resignation and the dissolution of the national assembly on state television, shortly after he and the prime minister were arrested by mutinous soldiers. The president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, and the prime minister, Boubou Cissé, were...

Mali President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta And Prime Minister Arrested By The Army

Mali President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta has been arrested by mutinying soldiers, a government spokesman has confirmed to the BBC. Prime Minister Boubou Cissé has also been arrested, despite earlier appeals for "brotherly dialogue". A regional official says Mali's president and prime...

The First Miss Black America Pageant Was Created On This Day In 1968

The First Miss Black America pageant was created and produced on this day in 1968 as a means of protesting the lack of black women in the Miss America pageant. The Miss Black America pageant was established in 1968 by...

Georgia City Votes To Remove Market House Where Slaves Were Sold

After 225 years, a former slave market in Georgia will be removed. Officials in a small city in rural Georgia have voted to remove a rare, 18th-century Market House where slaves were once sold. The open-air structure dating back to the...

Maasai Tribe Jumping Dance: Facts And Pictures

Maasai tribe jumping : The Maasai are known for their distinctive customs and dress. They are one of the very few tribes who have retained most of their lifestyle, traditions and customs.

Nigeria, 6 Other African Countries To Begin Coronavirus Antibody Testing

Seven African countries will begin administering coronavirus antibody tests next week, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has said. The testing is part of an effort to understand how widespread the infection is on the continent. "Liberia, Sierra Leone,...

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Mali Swears In Bah Ndaw As New Civilian Leader

Mali's new president Bah Ndaw has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former...
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Troublesome South African Baboon Evicted For Organizing Gang To Raid Homes

Kataza is an urban baboon who was captured and put in a local prison for organizing a band of baboons to join him in raiding 15 homes in Kommetjie, on Cape Town's southern peninsula in South Africa.

A Leading University In China Now Teaches Ethiopia’s Amharic Language As A Full Course

A leading university in China — Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) — has started to offer Ethiopia's widely spoken Amharic language as a full...

TIME 100: Tony Elumelu, Three Other Nigerians Makes Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People Of 2020

Tony Elumelu, is among four Nigerians named by the Time Magazine International in their 2020 list of 100 most influential people in the world...

Zambia’s Namwali Serpell Wins UK’s Top Prize For Science Fiction

Zambia's Namwali Serpell has won the UK’s top prize for science fiction, the Arthur C Clarke award, for her first novel "The Old Drift". The...