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On this day in 323 BC: The Death of Alexander the Great

Greek City Times 10 Jun 2021
After almost a decade of conquest, Megas Alexandros of Macedon reigned over much of the Eastern hemisphere and his death, is argued to have done more than anything else to create the dividing lines between European, African and Asian civilisation, as is known today ... Macedonia is just too small for you.” ... his men wanted to go home ... *More on GCT ... .

ADEKEYE ADEBAJO: Emmanuel Macron sticks to own agenda on Africa safari

Business Day 06 Jun 2021
Macron’s notorious and prejudiced 2017 description of Africa’s challenges as “civilisational”, and his derogatory statement that African women ...

In praise of African art: How Shona sculpting emerged

Mail Guardian South Africa 04 Jun 2021
Once we were told that Zimbabwe was too ‘civilised’ to have been built by Africans; now when the scholars have proved that it was built by Africans, we are told that it is only a ruin anyway!” ... for a hierarchy built on the idea that Europeans were the only source of civilisation.

Germany to pay Namibia €1.1bn over Herero-Nama genocide

Business Day 02 Jun 2021
Namibian President Hage Geingob welcomed the “historic” move, but Herero paramount chief Vekuii Rukoro dismissed a deal agreed by the two governments as “an insult” because it did not include payment of reparations ... “No self-respecting African will accept such an insult in this day and age from a so-called civilised European nation.” ... Reuters  .

Continent marks Africa Day with call to recover ‘falsified’ history

Capital Ethiopia 31 May 2021
Africans on Tuesday marked their special day with calls to rediscover the continent’s true history and show more commitment to its shared vision for prosperity ... Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said Africans should find “our own unique contribution to the growth of the world civilisation.” ... (The East African) .

Germany offers $1.8 billion to Namibia to atone for genocide

Straits Times 28 May 2021
But Herero paramount chief Vekuii Rukoro rejected as insulting a deal agreed by the German and Namibian governments because it did not include payment of reparations ... "No self-respecting African will accept such an insult in this day and age from a so-called civilised European nation." ... a genocide," Mr Maas said ... More on this topic ....

Germany apologises for slaughtering 75,000 tribespeople in Namibia and accepts it was genocide - but ...

The Daily Mail 28 May 2021
'No self-respecting African will accept such an insult in this day and age from a so-called civilised European nation.' ... The accord announced Friday is the result of more than five years of talks with Namibia on the events of 1904-1908, when Germany was the southern African country's colonial ruler.

How anti-Semitism and Islamophobia have much in common

RTE 27 May 2021
The September 11th attacks, ostensibly confirming the "clash of civilisations" narrative bandied about in political circles, made that image indelible ... In the United States, up to 30% of African slaves were Muslims and were forced to convert to Christianity in order to 'civilise’ them.

AU Day: Africans can transform their economies – Akufo-Addo

Ghana Web 25 May 2021
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed confidence that in spite of the many challenges confronting African, the continent is capable of unleashing and harnessing the considerable energies and huge potential of her peoples toward making “our own unique contribution to the growth of world civilisation.”.

“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.

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. .

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 ... .

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.

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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