France agrees to return 26 African artworks claimed by Benin

The decision follows a report which estimates that some 90 percent of African art is housed outside the continent. French President Emmanuel Macron has agreed to return “without delay” 26 African artworks claimed by Benin, according to the president’s office. The decision on Friday came shortly after Macron received a report detailing how former colonisers can return looted artworks to […]

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Africa’s Offshore Oil & Gas Rebounds

Africa’s offshore oil and gas industry has seen tough times in recent years, but the offshore industry is becoming more dynamic again. With the oil price back at levels last seen in late 2014, and oil company coffers swelling, Africa’s leading hydrocarbons producers are hopeful that they can draw investment back to the continent’s upstream oil and gas sector after […]

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Ethiopia opposition figure made poll chief

A former judge and leading opposition figure has been sworn in as the head of Ethiopia’s electoral board. Birtukan Mideksa is the latest significant appointment of a woman to a key public office. Ms Birtukan returned to Ethiopia earlier this month after seven years in exile in the US. She was among dozens of opposition leaders jailed after the disputed […]

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The Basic Truth Most Leaders Neglect

As a leader, you’ll always be a target. If you’re a great leader, you’ll be the target of people’s trust, respect, and their admiration. If you’re a lousy leader, you’ll be the target of people’s disappointment, criticism, and blame. You will always be a target. What type of target: that’s up to you. This talk will give you some basic […]

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Matoke : Popular Ugandan Dish

Original article published at TasteAtlas. Matoke is a banana variety that is indigenous to Uganda. They are shorter than regular bananas and are somewhat thicker at the mid section as a result. Due to the high starch content, the flesh of unripe matoke bananas is especially hard, so they need to be boiled, steamed, or roasted before consumption. If the bananas are […]

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Cremations ‘threaten’ Zimbabwe’s ancestral spirits

Cremation is provoking a huge debate in Zimbabwe, bringing cultural and religious beliefs to the fore, journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe writes from Harare. “For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return” – this verse from the Bible holds little sway with many Christians in Zimbabwe who oppose cremation. They want their bodies interred intact – and feel […]

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DNA test for grandson to find hero’s skull

The grandson of a Tanzanian chief whose skull, now lost, was sent to Germany after he was executed in 1900 has taken a DNA test to help find it. Mangi Meli was hanged for his role in a rebellion against German colonialists and his body was then decapitated. The skull could be one of thousands in a museum collection in […]

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Africa Top10 News

1Congolese Doctors are Finally Winning the Battle with Sleeping Sickness The national programme for the control of African human trypanosomiasis sends out screening teams to actively search for cases in villages, offering blood tests, lymph node fluid testing and even lumbar punctures. They target settlements in the forests and on the river banks, where the tsetse flies live and feed […]

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Six reasons why S Africa’s president quit

Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa after facing pressure from his own party to do so. His presidency covered more than a third of South Africa’s time after apartheid, but it was dogged by scandal. So what led to him quitting? Here’s a timeline of the key events. 14 June 2005: Out of a job At this […]

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Using tarot cards to predict South Africa’s future

Jacob Zuma has not had an easy retirement. In the five months since he stood, glumly, before the cameras to concede that he had lost the battle to cling onto South Africa’s presidency, he has been forced to endure multiple humiliations. He has been charged with corruption, has seen his son, Duduzane, taken to court in leg irons on separate […]

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