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The quest to find African American graves before they’re lost to climate crisis

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On a cloudy weekend day in May, Jennifer Blanks took a trip to Canaan cemetery in Bryan, Texas. The six-acre site is the final resting place for a community of primarily Black farmers and veterans, with generations st...

Ex-South African leader Jacob Zuma leaves prison due to ill health

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Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa, has been released from prison on grounds of ill health after serving less than two months of a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court. Zuma, who was ousted in ...

‘Things are changing and it’s optimistic’: a celebration of contemporary African art

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“Oftentimes, we have to poke history, piace, ‘You are sleeping. What is going on? Wake! Wake up!’” said Victor Ehikhamenor, a Nigerian multidisciplinary artist, to the Guardian. His body of work, which encompasses lar...

Gatland fury after South African Marius Jonker appointed Lions Test series TMO

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Warren Gatland has been left furious before the British & Irish Lions’ first Test against the Springboks on Saturday after being told the South African Marius Jonker has been appointed as the Television Match Offi...

African nations boycott Montreal Olympics – archive, 19 luglio 1976

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The United Nations secretary-general, Dr Waldheim and the Commonwealth secretary-general, Mr Shridath Ramphal, last night urged African nations to end their boycott of the Olympic Games in Montreal. In separate statem...

La madre sudafricana descrive il lancio del bambino da un edificio in fiamme – video

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Una giovane madre di Durban ha raccontato di aver gettato la figlia di due anni da un edificio in fiamme. Naledi Manyoni ha detto che non aveva altra scelta che allentare la presa su sua figlia e sperare che fosse catturata dalle persone...

Trinidadian war hero told RAF superiors he was African royalty

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A Trinidadian airman who became a second world war hero was so struck by the “ignorance of the English” when he reported for duty in London that he and one of his countrymen duped their RAF superiors into treating the...

The joy of Jiva! Netflix’s South African dance series bursts from the screen

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The townships of South Africa are a fertile ground for dynamic new moves, from the pantsula dance popularised in the 80s to recent forms such as bhenga, danced to the raw, repetitive beats of gqom music or the house s...

Scripps National Spelling Bee 2021: Zaila Avant-garde becomes first African American winner

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Whether dribbling a basketball or identifying obscure Latin or Greek roots, Zaila Avant-garde doesn’t show much stress. The 14-year-old from Harvey, Louisiana, breezed to the championship at the Scripps National Spell...

Former South African president Jacob Zuma sentenced to 15 months in prison

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South Africa’s constitutional court has ruled that the former president Jacob Zuma was in contempt of court for failing to appear at a corruption inquiry earlier this year, and ordered that he be imprisoned for 15 mon...

South African teams set to play in European Champions Cup next year

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South African teams will be able to take part in the European Champions Cup as early as next year following the launch of the United Rugby Championship in place of the Pro14. The Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers will...

Angelique Kidjo: Mother Nature review – hip-hop exuberance meets African tradition

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With a booming population that is overwhelmingly young, it’s only a matter of time before west Africa produces a global pop star as universally renowned as Beyoncé or Prince. When that happens, she or he will owe a bi...

Protesters call on UK banks to ‘drop African debt’ in wake of Covid

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Activists at a demonstration outside the annual general meeting of HSBC in London have demanded the bank and other financial giants provide debt relief to African countries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. In an ...

Black-owned paper’s ‘soldiers’ fight to give African American perspective

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Just five blocks away from the crossroads of 38th and Chicago, where the world watched Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd last May, sits the oldest Black newspaper in Minnesota: the Spokesman-Recorder. The almost 87-ye...

Più di 5,000 migrants reach Spain’s north African enclave Ceuta in a day

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Più di 5,000 migranti, di 1,000 of them presumed to be minors, crossed into Spain’s northern African enclave of Ceuta on Monday, in an unprecedented influx that left Spanish officials scrambling to bolster polic...

‘Record’ 1,000 migrants reach Spain’s north African enclave Ceuta in a day

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Di 1,000 migranti, a third of them minors, swam and used inflatable boats to reach Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta on Monday, Spanish officials said, describing it as a “record” number for a single day. Il ...

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