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Germany returns the first 2 of 1,100 Benin Bronzes back to Nigeria

BERLIN, July 1 – German authorities on Friday returned to Nigeria the first two of more than 1,100 priceless sculptures known as the Benin Bronzes that were looted by Europeans in the 19th century. British soldiers looted some 5,000 of the artifacts – intricate sculptures and plaques dating back to the 13th century onwards – …

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These are the African countries that censor the internet the most

While Africa’s future depends on embracing technology—especially in the provision of fast, reliable, affordable internet connectivity—many African governments are quick to shut down the internet when it serves them well. In the past four years, citizens in close to half of African countries have experienced an internet blackout. In all instances, the shutdowns have happened during conflicts or …

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