Descendant of former slave recounts Liberia’s start
07 August 2019 | 10:46 am
After years of tension between indigenous people and the African Americans that settled in Liberia, some are hopeful for the future of Africa's first independent colony.
24 Aug 2019
Over several centuries countless East Africans were sold as slaves by Muslim Arabs to the Middle East and other places via the Sahara desert and Indian Ocean. Experts say it is time for this to be discussed more openly.
24 Nov 2019
The UK's Prince Andrew rarely discusses his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Speaking out, he said he cannot remember meeting the woman who claims she was forced to have sex with him as a teenager.
31 Dec 2019
Under international pressure, Council of Patriots (COP) Chairman Henry P. Costa agreed to reschedule the widely publicized December 30 protest over President George Weah's handling of the economic crisis to January 6.
31 Jan 2020
Two years after Liberian President George Weah stormed to power on a promise to create jobs and battle corruption in a country where the majority of people live below the poverty line, frustration with his government is growing. Many accuse Weah of gross economic mismanagement - and also of reluctance to seek justice for the victims of the country's bloody civil wars. We speak to Liberian activist and political analyst Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei.
19 Mar 2020
Governments across Africa are scrambling to increase their capacity to deal with an expected surge in cases of COVID-19. Several countries are putting the focus on ramping up detection and prevention measures. We take a closer look at Liberia: The West African country had to deal with a devastating Ebola outbreak that ended just four years ago. Have lessons been learned and is its health infrastructure ready for another potential crisis? Finally, we report on the situation in Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe.
8 Jun 2020
Protesters in the UK have pulled down a statue of a slave trader during a demonstration in honor of George Floyd. Since Black Lives Matter protests began, controversial statues have come down in cities around the globe.
10 Jun 2020
Anti-racism protesters in Bristol, England, are seen tearing down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston and throwing it into Bristol harbour. Protesters tie the bronze statue of the 17th-century slave trader with rope and pulled it down amid cheers from the crowd.
12 Jul 2020
DR Congo and Madagascar mark six decades of independence from former colonial powers. The legacy of the damaging years of European colonialism continues to weigh heavily on the development of the African nations. Also, Benin commemorates those in its history who passed through its cities as they were sold into slavery. And Somalia celebrates its 60th year of independence from Italy by reopening long-closed cultural sites like its national theatre in Mogadishu.
18 Oct 2020
President George Weah turned to the United States for help after the deaths of four Liberian tax officials provoked public suspicion and outrage. The West African country has been grappling with corruption.
25 Mar 2021
As the world marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery, more and more Portuguese with African roots are calling for a critical reappraisal of this dark chapter in history.
31 May 2021
Advocates are calling for the repatriation of the bones of the royal family from the former Ryukyu Kingdom, now known as Okinawa. A case has been opened against Kyoto University, which is in possession of the remains.
17 Jun 2021
With Afghan troops in retreat and soon to lose vital American air support, Taliban commanders are voicing exuberance about quickly seizing full control of the country and re-establishing their version of an Islamic state.
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Researchers from the US and France say that having more than 2 kids could have a negative effect on late-life cognition. The researchers analyzed data from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).
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In the French region of Burgundy, home to the city of Dijon, it's not just the grapes that are famous. The region's other star fruit is the blackcurrant. A whole market has emerged based on the cultivation of this small berry. Today, the precious black fruit is transformed in many ways. Its best-known use in France is in the production of the famous liqueur known as crème de cassis, but blackcurrant is also used in cooking and even in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. We take a closer look.
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The US Air Force has announced a successful test measured at five times the speed of sound. A B-52 bomber off the coast of California carried out the test.
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