1921 Tulsa massacre: Remembering a dark chapter in American history
The United States is preparing to remember the Tulsa race massacre. It was 100 years ago when a White mob set fire to the town and bombed a prosperous Black neighbourhood from the air in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing an estimated 300 Black men, women and children. There are a few survivors left but they appeared before the US Congress this week. We take a closer look.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o: 'Women in Kenya have often played an important role in history'
He is Kenya’s foremost literary voice, applauded for his commitment to telling Kenyan stories in a language accessible to his fellow Kenyans. Ngugi wa Thiong'o is regularly tipped for the Nobel Prize and in 2021, he became the first author and translator to be nominated for the International Booker Prize for "The Perfect Nine".
Historic moments from the 2021 Oscars
The Academy Awards looked different this year: The red carpet was hemmed, and the after-parties were cut. The ceremony was held almost two months later than usual, at an in-person event split between the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Nevertheless, history was made at the prestigious award ceremony. Here is a rundown of major historic moments from the 2021 Oscars.
China slams US history of 'humanitarian disasters'
A report by a Chinese human rights organization has called out the US for its history of military interventions. The accusation continues an ongoing tit-for-tat between the two major powers.
Meet FUTO’s first Vice-Chancellor
Professor Nnenna Otti has emerged as the new Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). With her emergence, Professor Nnenna becomes the first-ever female Vice-Chancellor in the history of FUTO since its establishment 40 years ago. Here's what we know about the academician with over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and administration.
US troops in Afghanistan: A look back at the longest war in American history
The 9/11 era could finally be drawing to a close. This week, US President Joe Biden said the US would fully pull out of Afghanistan by this coming September 11, a highly symbolic date for America. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that were coordinated from Afghanistan.
Edo deputy governor, Philip Shaibu makes history, wins Edo 2020 gold
Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu on Monday entered the history books as the country’s first major political office holder to win a football gold medal at the National Sports Festival, after leading Team Edo to a 3-2 win over Team Lagos in the final of the men’s football event of the 20th edition in Benin City.
Exclusive: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks on her mission at the WTO and other issues
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala recently became the first woman and African to hold the exalted position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The history-making economist spoke with GuardianTV’s Njideka Agbo, amongst other things, on her mission at the WTO and personal style.
History is 'China's most important psychological tool'
China is widely regarded as a millennia-old nation-state, but this is a misconception, journalist Bill Hayton claims in his new book. He spoke to DW about the nation-building process in China.
Artist Titus Kaphar on filling in the blanks of art history's narrative
Twisting, gilding and whitewashing the canvas: artist Titus Kaphar explores the omissions and the empty spaces in art history, and fills in the blanks through painting and sculpture. His latest exhibition at Belgian gallery Maruani Mercier is "Evidence of Things Unseen" and it asks an urgent question: just why were there no Black faces in Renaissance religious art?
Ondo election 2020: Before Ondo goes to vote
As the 2020 governorship election draws near, history comes to play in the politics of Ondo state as the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi (Zenith Labour Party) from the South District, burnt the boat to challenge his boss, the incumbent, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (APC) from North Senatorial District at the poll. The incumbent, Rotimi Akeredolu is seeking re-election under the ruling APC, while Eyitayo Jegede, who hails from Central District, is making a 2nd attempt under PDP.