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Pope Francis offered a sweeping apology directly to Indigenous people on their land in Canada. The pope’s six-day visit to Canada, which will include a visit Tuesday to Lac Ste. Anne, a pilgrimage site that is sacred to many Indigenous people, and meetings with Indigenous and church rep...

Thousands of people joined a peace march on Friday through forests in eastern Bosnia in memory of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since World War II. 

A team searching a Mississippi courthouse basement for evidence about the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till has found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in his 1955 kidnapping, and relatives of the victim want authorities to finally arrest her nearly 70 years later. A war...

The family of Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) murdered independence hero Patrice Lumumba has buried his only known remains, a tooth, in the capital Kinshasa, 61 years after his death at the hands of Belgian-backed secessionist rebels. Lumumba was killed by a firing squad on Januar...

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 ...

The coffin of slain Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba returned to his home on Wednesday for an emotionally charged tour and burial, more than six decades after his assassination. A plane took Lumumba’s mortal remains—a tooth that ex-colonial power Belgium handed over to his f...

Fifty years after the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study was revealed to the public and halted, the organization that made those funeral payments, the Milbank Memorial Fund, publicly apologized Saturday to descendants of the study’s victims. The move is rooted in America’s racial reckonin...

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...

Following the election of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Carmelo Victor A Crisanto, the executive director of the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission, is rushing to preserve the accounts of victims under martial law. He is focused on digitizing victims’ case files so that they a...

A U.S. government investigation into the dark history of Native American boarding schools has found "marked or unmarked burial sites" at 53 of them, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said on Wednesday. Haaland, the first Native American cabinet member, announced the investigation last year...