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Today In African History (April 4) – The African Renaissance Monument, Africa’s Tallest Statue, Unveiled in Senegal

On this day in 2010, the African Renaissance Monument was dedicated in Senegal. The 52 m (171 ft) tall copper statue, the tallest statue in...

Senegal’s violent protests reveal that its long-stable democracy is fragile, after all

At the beginning of March, Senegal was rocked by the most violent protests of its recent history. The demonstrations spread spontaneously throughout the country...

MENA countries weighed down by pandemic debts will struggle to grow – World Bank

WASHINGTON, DC: The outlook for the Middle East and North Africa has worsened considerably over the past year as countries accumulated debt to pay...

Today In African History (April 2) – Somali Militants Kill 147 at Kenyan University

On this day in 2015, Somali militants burst into Garissa University College in eastern Kenya and killed nearly 150 students in the worst terrorist...

Today In African History (April 1) – 1st World Festival Of Black Art Launched in Senegal

On this day in 1966, the First World Festival of Black Arts, which is now known as FESMAN, launched its debut as the first...

Today In African History (March 31) – Skull Linked to Earliest Man Is Found In Ethiopia

On this day in 1994, the journal Nature reports the finding of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull in Ethiopia. A. afarensis is an extinct...

France Perform Underground Nuclear Test in Ecker

On this day in 1963, France performed an underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria. Starting in 1961, France conducted 17 nuclear test explosions at In...

Today In History (March 29) – Mandela Is Acquitted of Treason in Pretoria After 54 Months Trial

On this day in 1961, Nelson Mandela was acquitted in the Treason Trial after being on trial for four-and-a-half years. The judges produced a verdict...

Today In African History (March 27) – Chadian Troops Overrun Ouadi Doum

On this date in 1987, Chadian troops, under the command of President Hissène Habré, overran Ouadi Doum, Libya’s largest military base in the north-central...

Today In African History (March 26) Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty signed in Washington DC

On this date in in 1979, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign a historic peace agreement, in a ceremony...

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