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The French city of Orleans has for the first time named a mixed-race teenager to play folk heroine Joan of Arc for annual festivities, prompting a torrent of racist abuse from far-right social media users.Read More

Posted On February 20, 2018By In None

Legacy of history drives Cameroon’s rift

Unrest has spread in Cameroon's English-speaking regions since October as a secessionist movement has pushed for independence.Read More
Paris (AFP) Unrest has spread in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions since October as a secessionist movement has pushed for independence. Tensions can be traced back to events a century ago, when Britain and France occupied Cameroon, taking over Germany’s major colony in West Africa. – World War I split – Cameroon was a Germany colony until 1916, when British and French troops forced the Germans out. The two countries divided it into separate spheres of influence that were later formalised by the League of Nations, the forerunner to the UN. TheRead More
Germany is to pay compensation to Jews persecuted in Algeria under the rule of Vichy France in World War II, a group which works for Nazi victims announced Monday.Read More

Posted On February 3, 2018By In None

Egypt unveils tomb of ancient priestess

Egyptian archaeologists on Saturday unveiled the tomb of an Old Kingdom priestess adorned with well-preserved and rare wall paintings.Read More

Posted On February 2, 2018By In None

Legacy of history drives Cameroon’s rift

Unrest has spread in Cameroon's English-speaking regions since October as a secessionist movement has pushed for independence.Read More
Paris (AFP) Unrest has spread in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions since October as a secessionist movement has pushed for independence. Dozens of people have been killed and tens of thousands have fled the violence. But the tensions can be traced back to events a century ago, when Britain and France occupied Cameroon, taking over Germany’s major colony in West Africa. – World War I split – Cameroon was a Germany colony until 1916, when British and French troops forced the Germans out. The two countries divided it into separate spheres ofRead More
Egypt on Thursday shifted a colossal statue of legendary Pharoah Ramses II into place at the entrance to a new museum in Cairo that officials hope can help win back tourists.Read More
Cairo (AFP) Egypt on Thursday shifted a colossal statue of legendary Pharaoh Ramses II into place at the entrance to a new museum in Cairo that officials hope can help win back tourists. The iconic 3,200-year-old monument will begin welcoming visitors to the Grand Egyptian Museum by the Giza pyramids when it is scheduled to open partially within the next 12 months, after years of delays. A military band played as the 83-tonne statue was slowly driven some 400 metres (yards) into position in a specially constructed metal frame onRead More
A year ago, Gambians wept for joy as Yahya Jammeh went into exile, bringing the curtain down on a brutal 22-year rule.Read More