US Citizen Held Hostage in Africa for 6 Years is Freed
The Biden administration announced on Monday that Jeff Woodke, a US citizen, had been released after six years as a hostage in Africa. The American aid worker was abducted by militants in West Africa in 2016. The release of Jeff...
Global Cocaine Production Reaches Record Levels
A recent report reveals that global cocaine production has reached an all-time high as demand surges following Covid lockdowns. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported a 35% increase in coca cultivation from 2020 to 2021, resulting...
Bird Feared Extinct Spotted First Time After 24 Years
After 24 years of not being seen, the Dusky Tetraka bird has been rediscovered in northeastern Madagascar. The small bird has an olive and yellow throat and moves around on the ground. A team from The Peregrine Fund's Madagascar Program...
A Hippopotamus Swallowed and Spat Out Two-Year-Old Child Alive
A rogue hippopotamus in southwestern Uganda, attacked and swallowed half the body of a two-year-old child but miraculously spat him out while still alive. According to a statement from the Uganda police force, the little boy identified as Iga Paul...
Climate Change: UN Names Glaciers That Will Disappear by 2050
Glaciers around the world, including some of the most famous World Heritage sites, are set to vanish by 2050 due to climate change, according to a new UN report. "Glaciers in a third of the 50 World Heritage sites are...
Egyptian Shipwreck Proves Ancient Greek Historian Herodotus Right
An ancient shipwreck proves the Greek historian Herodotus was correct about the observations he made about Egyptian vessels nearly twenty-five centuries ago, archaeologists said recently. The shipwreck, discovered in the Nile River near the ancient, and now sunken, city of...
Arab DNA Shows Route of Early Human Migration From Africa
Recent studies on Arab DNA confirmed what researchers have believed for many years but hadn't been able to prove definitively. Testing suggests that ancient Arabia indeed served as a "cornerstone" for early human migration out of Africa. In the largest-ever...
Ancient Greece and Africa Share Long History
Africans and Ancient Greeks had long, rich history together often reflected in the depiction of Africa in Ancient Greek art. The first contact between Greeks and Africans was sometime during the Bronze Age. At this time, the Minoan culture...
Cyrene: The Stunning Ancient Greek City of Libya
Cyrene was an ancient Greek and later Roman city in Libya. It was the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region.
Archeologists Find 1.8 Million Year Old Human Tooth in Georgia
An early human species' tooth from about 1.8 million years ago has been discovered by archeologists in Georgia. The discovery, according to researchers, solidifies the area's status as the site of one of the first ancient and archaic human communities...