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1 day ago
American-born entertainer-turned-resistance fighter and civil rights activist Josephine Baker is the latest to get the ultimate recognition from the French state: entombment in the Pantheon. That begs the questions: what does it take to be a national hero in France?
25 Sep
A Rwandan court is expected to issue a verdict on Paul Rusesabagina. His story, in which he saved scores of people during the Rwandan genocide, inspired the film 'Hotel Rwanda,' but now Kigali accuses him of terrorism.
21 Sep
A Rwandan court finds former hotelier Paul Rusesabagina guilty on charges of terrorism. The 67-year-old is credited with saving hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide, which inspired the Hollywood film "Hotel Rwanda". His family say Rusesabagina was kidnapped and dismiss the nine charges against him, including terrorism, as payback by a vengeful government for his outspoken views.
12 Sep
Djo Drigbé has one big vision: To see the capital of Ivory Coast clean. He is unemployed and earns no money from collecting garbage. Instead, he supports his family through donations.
5 Jul
Wall-scaling artists have painted a mural of Lionel Messi in the Argentinian town where he was born 34 years ago. The mural covers one end of a four-story apartment building in the La Bajada neighborhood of Rosario where the star lived as a child, and faces the primary school he attended.
2 May
A month after his knockout victory over American Stipe Miocic in Las Vegas, Cameroonian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou makes a triumphant return to the capital Douala.
1 Mar
Well-wishers have paid tribute to the World War Two veteran who died of coronavirus earlier this month, aged 100. Captain Sir Tom raised millions for Britain's National Health Service.
29 Aug 2020
Chadwick Boseman, star of the groundbreaking superhero movie “Black Panther,” has died after a private four-year battle with colon cancer.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Boseman, 43, never publicly discussed his condition and continued to work on major Hollywood films during and between “countless” operations and chemotherapy, his family said in a statement.⁣⁣
18 Apr 2020
Refugee home director Katie Griggs is one of many people whose jobs have been made extra challenging by the pandemic. How do you protect a diverse community when its members all share bathrooms and kitchens?

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