Friday, 14 May 2021
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Lagos News

French MPs approve the return of looted artifacts to Benin and Senegal

  France is set to return ancient artifacts looted from Benin and Senegal during its colonial past. This was part of a restitution agreement approved upon by the two countries. Benin will receive...
Arusha News

Hundreds of fossilized human footprints give clues of ancient African traditions

The footprints date back 5,760 to 19,100 years ago and the discovery sheds light on what life looked like back in ancient Africa. This is the largest collection of fossilized footprints discovered t...
Cairo News

Explore Ancient Kush as Sudan opens up

Kush, once an influential civilization in Africa, is nothing more than a forgotten relic of its glorious past. Located in Northern Sudan, the ancient rulers of Kush reached the height of their power...
Cape Town News

Nelson Mandela statue unveiled at Cape Town city hall

Bronze tribute part of Mandela centenary celebrations in Cape Town.A monumental statue of the late South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has been unveiled on the balcony of...
Maputo News

Archaeology museum opens at Maputo university

UEM Archaeology at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. Mozambique's oldest university, the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Maputo, has inaugurated the UEM Archaeology Museum.Spanning the lowe...
Accra News

Accra prepares for independence anniversary

Ghana independence anniversary logo unveiled ahead of Accra celebrations. Celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence from Britain on 6 March 1957 are centred in the nation's...
Cape Town News

Cape Town launches Military Heritage Route

Three landmark buildings recall Cape Town's military past. Cape Town tourism authorities have launched the Military Heritage Route, a self-drive trail that incorporates much of Cape Town’s milita...
Lagos News

Lagos to upgrade Badagry Museum

Renovation of Badary Museum ahead of Lagos state's 50th anniversary. The Lagos state government has unveiled plans to updgrade the Badagry Heritage Museum in an effort to boost tourism. The muse...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian veterans of Korean War seek Addis monument

Veterans propose Kagnew-Korea Square in north Addis Ababa. Ethiopian veterans of the Korean War wish to create “Kagnew-Korea Square” in the Gulele area north of Addis Ababa, to commemorate the sacr...
Cape Town News

350th anniversary of Cape Town Castle

Founding stone of Castle of Good Hope laid 350 years ago. Cape Town marked the 350th anniversary of the Castle of Good Hope with a ceremony on 2 January. Reflecting the historic castle's largely...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam's Old Boma to be restored

European Union providing funds to restore heritage centre The Old Boma cultural and heritage centre in Dar es Salaam is currently being restored thanks to an agreement between the European Union an...
Arusha News

Laetoli site to be managed by Ngorongoro Conservation

Archaeological site and Olduvai Gorge Museum to be managed by NCAA The Tanzanian government is in the process of transfering the management of Tanzania's ancient Laetoli archaeological site to Ngo...
Nairobi News

Kenya@50

Kenya’s celebrations of 50 years of independence begin on the afternoon of 11 December when Uhuru Gardens are open to the public. The official ceremonies start at midnight with the hoisting of t...
Addis Ababa News

Lucy fossil returns to Addis Ababa

The celebrated 3.2 million-year old Ethiopian fossilised skeleton known as “Lucy” has returned to Addis Ababa after five years on tour in the US. The fossil of the earliest known homini...
Dar Es Salaam News

Kenya returns fossils to Tanzania

Kenya has returned thousands of hominid fossils taken from Tanzanian archaeological sites in the 1930s to the recently-expanded National Museum of Tanzania and the adjacent House of Culture in Dar es...

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