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Zindzi Mandela, Daughter of South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Icons, Dies

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of South African anti-apartheid icons Nelson and Winne Mandela, has died in Johannesburg at the age of 59.

State broadcaster SABC said Mandela died at a hospital in the South African capital, but did not reveal a …

Scholar Vows to Step Up Fight to Repatriate African Artifacts

After a Paris auction house defied his requests and those of Nigerian authorities to halt the sale of artifacts over questions of provenance, a scholar says he’ll push harder for repatriating cultural treasures.

“For those who think the story is …

US Oromos Protest Singer Hachalu’s Death

Nearly two weeks after the slaying of a popular singer in Ethiopia, thousands took to the streets in diaspora communities in the United States and elsewhere to mourn his death and peacefully protest against the government in Addis Ababa.

In …

4 Killed in Protests Calling for Mali’s President to Resign

BAMAKO – Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has dissolved the country’s constitutional court, after four people were killed in street protests over the weekend.

Additionally, Keita said Sunday he would follow ECOWAS recommendations to re-run some contested legislative elections held …

Mali Opposition Says More Leaders Arrested After Mass Protest

BAMAKO, MALI – Mali’s opposition coalition said security forces detained two leaders of anti-government protests and raided its headquarters on Saturday after violent demonstrations against the president.

Simmering tensions saw small groups of protesters erect barricades out of tires and …