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London Museum to Return 72 Stolen Artefacts to Nigeria

One of the stolen artefacts By The African Exponent The Horniman Museum and Gardens said on Sunday that it would return 72 artefacts, including 12 brass plaques dubbed the “Benin Bronzes” , to the Nigerian government. These items were looted in the brutal British invasion of the Benin Kingdom in 1897 and carted off to

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‘News is not good’: Rushdie’s agent says after author attacked on stage in New York

By Anadolu Agency Hours after being attacked, the “news is not good” about Salman Rushdie, who was attacked Friday on stage in the state of New York. The author’s agent, Andrew Wylie, said in an email update to the New York Times that Rushdie is on a ventilator and cannot speak, his arm and liver

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Ethiopia completes third phase of filling giant Nile dam

By Reuters Ethiopia has completed the third phase of filling the reservoir for its huge dam on the Blue Nile river, the government said on Friday, a process that continues to irk the country’s downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan. Addis Ababa says the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a $4 billion hydropower project, is crucial

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Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

Author Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked during a lecture, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y., about 75 miles (120 km) south of Buffalo. (AP Photo/Joshua Goodman) By The Associated Press Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was

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Sunak, Truss clash over cost-of-living crisis in UK leadership debate

By Anadolu Agency UK Conservative Party leadership candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss clashed Thursday over the cost-of-living crisis gripping Britain in a debate in Cheltenham. The crisis is being driven in large part by huge increases in energy bills as well as inflation more generally. Truss warned that there was a “real danger of

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Kenyans anxious for news on next president, two days after tight vote

By Reuters Kenyans crowded round radios and televisions on Thursday, increasingly anxious for news of who their next president might be, two days after voting in an election ended. The East African country’s election commission (IEBC) has neither released a running tally of results nor said when it plans to announce the winner, but unofficial

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Turkey, Sweden, Finland to meet on Aug. 26 under joint mechanism

By Anadolu Agency With Sweden and Finland agreeing to cooperate on Turkey’s fight against terrorism, the three countries are set to convene on Aug. 26 for the first meeting of the joint mechanism committed under the trilateral memorandum, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday. Addressing reporters on the last day of the 13th Ambassadors

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African wildlife parks face climate, infrastructure threats

By The Associated Press Africa’s national parks, home to thousands of wildlife species such as lions, elephants and buffaloes, are increasingly threatened by below-average rainfall and new infrastructure projects. A prolonged drought in much of the continent’s east, exacerbated by climate change, and large-scale developments, including oil drilling and livestock grazing, are hampering conservation efforts

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France battles ‘monster’ wildfire near Bordeaux for third day

Gironde region of southwestern France Reuters/Stephane Mahe By Reuters More than 1,000 firefighters backed by water-bombing aircraft battled a “monster” wildfire near France’s wine-growing heartland of Bordeaux for a third day on Thursday, with no let-up in blistering temperatures seen before the weekend. The fire in the Gironde region, one of several major blazes burning

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Blinken in Rwanda to discuss Congo tensions, human rights

Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at Kigali International Airport in Kigali, Rwanda, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Blinken is on a ten day trip to Cambodia, Philippines, South Africa, Congo, and Rwanda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) By The Associated Press U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Rwanda, the last stop on his three-nation

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