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“Lockdown brought a sense of madness”: a conversation between Johnny Flynn and Robert Macfarlane

New Statesman 14 May 2021
Folk musician and actor Johnny Flynn speaks to his friend, the nature writer Robert Macfarlane, about lockdown, the natural world and their new album ... ***. Robert Macfarlane ... RM ... There was that settlement in Greece, wasn’t there? There were all these lockdowns and there were a group of African migrants who were forced to stay outside of civilisation.
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Britain’s failure to honour black and Asian dead is a scandal of the present, not just the past

The Observer 25 Apr 2021
At times, they suggested that the African societies from which soldiers and auxiliaries had been drawn were not civilised enough to appreciate being given places in cemeteries and headstones through which to remember their dead ... There, under a carpet of litter, lie the bodies of Africans who fought and died in the same campaign ... Reuse this content. .
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Biden recognising Armenian genocide will rock US-Turkey relations

The National 24 Apr 2021
A little-known yet surprisingly influential player in US-Turkish relations strolled out of a California jail last month with little fanfare ... Until now ... Germans have the Holocaust, South Africans apartheid and so on. Turkey seeks entry into the club of developed, civilised nations, but it remains one of the very few to persist in denial of history ... .
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Apology after British Empire’s African and Middle Eastern war dead treated unequally

The National 22 Apr 2021
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission concluded that potentially up to 350,000 predominantly African or Middle Eastern First World War casualties "were not commemorated by name or possibly not commemorated at all" in cemeteries around the world.
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Ancient ‘city of the dead’ discovered on island of Corsica

Metro UK 15 Apr 2021
The bodies, which were stored in large North African jars, were in what’s called a necropolis – Greek for city of the dead. Due to the many different civilisations that ruled Corsica, experts have been unable to identify exactly when the inhabitants were buried – but artifacts indicate they could be of Roman origin.
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Will Scottish university's return of bronze bust to Benin start a trend?

Straits Times 04 Apr 2021
And they caused a sensation because, contrary to the condescending and racist views of that time, which dismissed Africans as people devoid of culture, the bronzes - usually of kings, princes, and warriors - were exquisitely crafted and proof of an old and sophisticated African civilisation.
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University's return of bronze bust may start trend on looted African art in Europe

Straits Times 01 Apr 2021
And they caused a sensation because, contrary to the condescending and racist views of that�time, which dismissed Africans as people devoid of culture, the bronzes - usually of kings, princes, and warriors - were exquisitely crafted - proof of an old and sophisticated African civilisation.
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Scottish university's return of bronze bust may start trend on looted African art in Europe

Straits Times 01 Apr 2021
And they caused a sensation because, contrary to the condescending and racist views of that�time, which dismissed Africans as people devoid of culture, the bronzes - usually of kings, princes, and warriors - were exquisitely crafted - proof of an old and sophisticated African civilisation.
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I wear my nose ring as a nod to my culture, not because it’s ‘trendy’

Metro UK 29 Mar 2021
I grew up with all of the women around me having a nose piercing (Picture. Aneesa Ahmed) ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... Aneesa Ahmed) ... Advertisement ... They existed in both ancient African and Mesoamerican civilisations, and were mentioned in the Bible and have been used in medical practices in India by treating menstrual pain ... .
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Why African voices are crucial to the debate over the return of colonial loot

The Art Newspaper 26 Mar 2021
What do you think about the current dialogue between Western and African countries? ... In November 2019, the French government returned the seized sword of El Hadj Omar Saidou Tall, a 19th-century west African military leader, to Senegal for display at the Musée des Civilisations Noires in Dakar Photo. Musée Des Civilisations Noires.
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In France, basketball takes an anti-racist stand

Open Democracy 24 Mar 2021
It is not going to be easy for the country’s young basketball players to change attitudes in the Republic. Chris Myant. 24 Mar 2021 - 11.52am. ‘Racism is the virus. We’re the antidote'. Limoges basketball team, March 2021. ... How could one grant liberty to those Africans, to those people who had no civilisation, who did not even know what France was?” ... .
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Madinaty area from the air, the province of Cairo, Egypt
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The competition for Egypt: China, the West, and megaprojects

Al Jazeera 15 Mar 2021
Under nationalist leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt was the first Middle Eastern and African country to recognise the People’s Republic of China in 1956 ... Also, as Egypt is located at the intersection of three civilisations. The Arab, Mediterranean, and African civilisation,” Zhang stated.
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Imperial inheritance still dominates international relations

The Irish Times 13 Mar 2021
European conquests of African, Asian and American territories from the 15th century on came with a “standard of civilisation” narrative privileging white Europeans and othering the colonised ... obligations to Europeans, in order to be considered part of the ‘civilised’ modern world.
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How Portugal silenced ‘centuries of violence and trauma’

Al Jazeera 10 Mar 2021
Forensic archeologists dated the deceased back to the 15th century, finding them to be of African descent ... “As well as being based on possession, imperialism and civilising missions, these narratives were also very ethno-centric,” Cardão says, “fetishising and exoticising Africans, for example.”.
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The Battle of Adwa: Menelik, the BBC Quiz Show and the Celebration of General Ignorance

The Reporter Ethiopia 06 Mar 2021
The possibility of African nations joining the community of civilised nations just like the European nations themselves did in their history was ruled out in order to promote colonial interests ... It was lost on the colonialists that African nations have their own civilisations and could join the community of civilised nations on their own terms.
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