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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 47

ARTS & CULTURE Actor Samuel L. Jackson and footballer Samuel Eto’o pay tribute to art collector Sindika Dokolo during six-hour televised memorial The Congolese businessman and art collector Sindika Dokolo, who died aged 48 in a free-diving accident in Dubai

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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 46

ARTS & CULTURE A New Museum to Bring the Benin Bronzes Home In 1897, the British Army violently raided Benin City and seized thousands of precious Benin Bronzes. The architect David Adjaye discusses his plans for an institution to house

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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 45

ARTS & CULTURE Here’s why we need more African archaeologists Our cultural values glue us to one another and help us create security and a community. Cemeteries and sacred places form part of our identity. History keeps us in touch

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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 44

ARTS & CULTURE Sindika Dokolo, African art collector, dies in diving accident in Dubai Sindika Dokolo was best known as the husband of Angolan businesswoman, Isabel dos Santos. He was a prolific collector of African Art and joined the fight

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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 43

ARTS & CULTURE Congolese artist Cheri Samba exhibition in Paris Chéri Samba is the undisputed king of popular painting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The master painter is exhibiting in the Kings of Kin exhibition at the Magnin-A contemporary art

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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 42

ARTS & CULTURE Showcasing the best of African style, beauty, design and culture Join the inaugural FestivalAFRICANA this weekend (17-18 October). The virtual event will showcase the best of Ghana including the fashion film There is No Place Like Home;

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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 41

ARTS & CULTURE   France votes to return colonial artefacts to Benin and Senegal In a major win for Africa’s fight for restitution, the National Assembly in France has unanimously agreed to return artefacts to Benin and Senegal. The decision

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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 40

ARTS & CULTURE   Black history month: Was Ludwig van Beethoven black?  It seems fitting that we start Black History month by debating a centuries old theory that the great pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven, had West African heritage. This interesting

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