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Priceless artifacts removed and looted from African nations during Germany’s colonial period will be permanently returned, officials said.  The Berlin-based Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which manages the German capital’s many museums, said it had entered into negotiations on ...

Suspected jihadists massacred more than 130 civilians over the weekend in neighboring central Mali towns, the latest mass killings in the troubled Sahel region. Local officials reported scenes of systematic killings by armed men in Diallassagou and two surrounding towns in the Bankass c...

Belgian King Reiterates Regrets for Colonial Past in DR Congo, Stops Short of Apology In a speech outside the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) parliament, Philippe amplified remorse he first voiced two years ago over Belgium’s brutal colonial rule—an era that historians say saw mil...

A United Nations human rights expert on Sudan has called for accelerated investigations into the killings of protesters and other atrocities, as the death toll since last year’s coup nears 100. Sudan has been rocked by deepening unrest and a violent crackdown against near-weekly mass pr...

Mali's military rulers announced on Monday they would delay a return to civilian rule until March 2024. Mali has undergone two military coups since August 2020, when the army ousted elected president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Its military rulers had pledged to return power to civilians by...

On April 26th, an official from the Ethiopian attorney general’s office took to state media to lament what he called a lack of police action in clamping down on disinformation and hate speech. A number of journalists in the country saw that as a bad omen. “When I heard the call, I knew ...

The Gambian government has said it will prosecute former President Yahya Jammeh for murder, rape, torture and other alleged crimes committed during his more than 20-year rule. The Ministry of Justice said on Wednesday that it accepted all but two of the 265 recommendations made by a com...

A baptismal certificate. A baseball cap. Wallets, belts, neckties and bank membership cards. At first, the ordinary-seeming items do not seem fit for display in a museum. Then, with just a few words from one of the slips of paper accompanying them, the objects’ quotidian nature takes a ...

Ethiopia and the World Bank have signed a pact for a grant of $300m to assist reconstruction and recovery in conflict-hit areas, the finance ministry said. Fighting that erupted in the northern region of Tigray in November 2020, and spilled over into neighboring Afar and Amhara last yea...

President Umaro Sissoco Embalo has dissolved Guinea-Bissau’s parliament and said early parliamentary elections would be held this year to resolve a long-running political crisis. Tensions between parliament and the presidency have gripped the West African state for months. Embalo cited ...