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Black heritage museum, 'crucible of creativity', opens in Dakar

Dakar - A museum showcasing black heritage from the dawn of time to the modern era opened in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Thursday.

Black heritage museum opens in Dakar

Dakar - A museum showcasing black heritage from the dawn of time to the modern era was inaugurated in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Thursday, as demands by African countries for the restitution of artwork by their former colonial masters gain traction.

I.Coast to ask France to return a hundred works of art

Abidjan - Ivory Coast became the latest country to ask France to return works of art Wednesday, days after Paris said it was willing to hand back artefacts looted from Africa.

World Bank bets big on batteries for solar energy boost

New York - Solar energy could be a huge source of power in Africa, but its potential has been stymied by storage batteries that are too expensive and inadequate for use in poor countries.

African Union denounces 'slaves' jibe from Italy's Salvini

Addis Ababa - The African Union has called on Italy's far-right interior minister to withdraw comments he made last week in which he referred to Africans as slaves.

Macron to visit Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti's nightclub

Lagos - French leader Emmanuel Macron will on Tuesday visit a nightclub founded by Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti, becoming the first "real president" to enter a venue synonymous with marijuana smoke, sexy backup dancers and protest music.

#MeToo movement 'long overdue' says Nigerian author Adichie

Paris - The great global reckoning with sexual harassment is "long overdue", says acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, but the feminist figurehead in Africa hopes it is not "a passing fad".

Corruption fuelling ivory trade in central Africa: study

Yaound - Sophisticated international trafficking of ivory in central Africa is being fuelled by high levels of corruption, according to a report published Thursday.

Streets with no names: Navigating the maze of African cities

Yaound - Maps, road signs, sat navs, Google maps -- it all makes travelling so easy. But how do you get around in a city with few street names, where buildings have no numbers?
 

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