African History

READ: The revealing last letter written by Patrice Lumumba to the UN before his assassination | Face2Face Africa

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FacebookTwitterMailBorn on July 2, 1925, Patrice Emery Lumumba was only 36 when he was brutally assassinated on January 17, 1961. After being executed by firing squad, his body was exhumed and dissolved in acid. He was the first legally elected prime minister of the Republic of Congo after he helped the country gain its independence from Belgium in 1960. Patrice […]
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These Moving Photos Show Life in Apartheid-Era South Africa | Global Citizen

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Celebrated South African photographer David Goldblatt took up photography in 1948, the same year the all-white National Party came into power and apartheid began in his country. Though Goldblatt, pictured above, was just 18 at the time, documenting the impact of apartheid — the government-implemented system of racial segregation in South Africa — would become his life-long mission. Over his […]
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Museums in France Should Return African Treasures, Report Says | The New York Times

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FacebookTwitterMailPARIS — The sprawling Quai Branly Museum in Paris is stuffed with treasure. It has some 70,000 objects from sub-Saharan Africa in its collection, including magnificent statues from present-day Benin and delicate paintings that once decorated church walls in Ethiopia. But a long-awaited report coming out this week could have a dramatic impact on what visitors see there, with repercussions […]
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6 famous people you didn’t know are from Mozambique | Face2face Africa

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FRANCIS AKHALBEY | Staff Writer, Face2face Africa Photo via Featured Image African nation of Mozambique endured a brutal, nine-year war to gain its independence from Portugal. The war ended on this day in 1975, with the European colonizers ruling for 477 years prior. The seeds for the independence war were planted as a result of anti-colonial rhetoric and communist […]
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Angela Davis Says She’s ‘Stunned’ After Award Is Revoked Over Her Views on Israel | The New York Times

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FacebookTwitterMailNiraj Chokshi, The New York Times Davis, the activist and scholar, said this week that she was “stunned” after a civil rights group in her native Birmingham, Ala., reversed its decision to honor her with an award amid protests over her support for a boycott of Israel. Professor Davis, once a global hero of the left who has since earned […]
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