How I reconstructed an ancient unwritten African language

Africa is the continent of origin of humanity. Homo sapiens, with the anatomical and cognitive ability to have human language as we know it today, originated in Africa between 300,000 and 200,000 years ago. Then, as an abundant fossil and archaeological record clearly shows, some of our human ancestors left …

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The making of President Dbeibah | Habib Lassoued

In recent months, Abdulhamid Dbeibah has become the center of a well-oiled operation aimed at shaping his image as a popular leader. Libyan and foreign specialists participated in the exercise, which was managed by a central operating room in Turkey working with public relations firms in the United States and …

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From rags and scraps to abstract works of self-expression

Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason are authors, designers and founders of New York-based lifestyle and design brand AphroChic. In this column, they delve into the rich history of various objects and design motifs that originate from the African diaspora. Moroccan rag rugs, better known as “Boucherouites”, are unique among the …

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Little Mix addresses Jesy Nelson’s black-fishing controversy

The remaining Little Mix members – Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards – have publicly addressed the controversy over former member Jesy Nelson’s black-fishing controversy. For those who may not know, Nelson was accused of black-fishing (adapting certain elements of black culture and aesthetics to his personal advancement) when …

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Algeria suspends gas deliveries to Spain

Algeria suspends gas deliveries to Spain The Algerian president on October 31 ordered the national energy company Sonatrach to stop sending natural gas to Spain due to disputes over Morocco, various media reported. The official Algerian press service reported that Algerian President Abdelamdjid Tebboue ordered Sonatrach to end its trade …

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