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The Turbulent Story of Greeks in South Africa

Greeks in South Africa managed to rise socially and prosper, with several of them becoming very successful and wealthy.

Meet the Greek Educator Turned Author in Africa

“When you come to Africa, you think you will change her -- but she changes you. You learn about yourself, you redefine your values”

Oldest Recipe Found in Egypt is Written in Greek

The oldest written recipe found in Egypt is dated approximately the year 300 AD and it was written on papyrus in the Greek language.

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.

Vlahakis: The Greek Tribe of Africa

The name Vlahakis is widespread in Zambia, thanks to a brave Greek man from the island of Crete called Nikolaos Vlahakis who arrived in southern Africa at the end of the 19th century. His descendants, who are members of the...

George Stravelakis: The Enslaved Greek who Became Ruler of Tunisia

George Stravelakis, sometimes called "Halkias," was an enslaved Greek man from the island of Chios who rose to become the Prime Minister of Tunisia in the 1860s. By Antonis Chaldeos Stravelakis was born in 1817 on the island of Chios. During the...

2,200-Year-Old Fruit Baskets Found in Underwater City of Heracleion

Fruit baskets -- with fruit still inside -- that are more than 2,200 years old were discovered in Heracleion, the ancient lost city of Egypt.

Greece Strengthens Presence in West Africa; Opens Embassy in Senegal

Greece has strengthened its presence in West Africa by opening an embassy in Dakar, Senegal on Wednesday. Greece Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias on an official visit to the country said that close cooperation with Senegal in education, tourism,...

1.5 Million Year Old Fossil Evidence of Multiple Migrations Out of Africa

A 1.5 million year old fossil is rewriting the "Out of Africa" theory once again, as vertebrae unearthed in Ubeidiya, Israel appear to show that individuals from a pre-human species came in one of multiple waves out of the...

Greece Donates More than 1.3 Million Covid Vaccines to Ethiopia

Greece donated 1,346,400 coronavirus vaccines to Ethiopia through a team of EU member states, the Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday. “Greece supports the people of Ethiopia in their efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” wrote the Ministry, adding...

2000 Year Old Fetus Found Inside Egyptian Mummy

A 2000-year-old fetus was discovered in the belly of an Egyptian mummy by Polish reseachers recently, the first time in history that such a find has ever been recorded. The Warsaw Mummy Project, headed by bio-archeologist Marzena Ożarek-Szilke from the...

Snow Falls in the Sahara Desert

Snow in the Sahara Desert might sound impossible, but it's true! The exceptionally rare weather event, which has only happened in the North African desert a few times in the past 40 years, took place earlier this month near...

French Vaccine Valneva Shows Promise Against Omicron

The French biotech firm Valneva says that early studies show its coronavirus vaccine is effective against Omicron and it might be able to deliver doses to the European public in April. Officials from Valneva released a statement to the public...

Scientists Develop New Bait to Kill Mosquitoes, Fight Malaria

A new type of bait using beet juice instead of blood lures the mosquitoes that carry malaria, killing them off quickly, scientists announced recently. Malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases kills more than 700,000 people all over the globe every year...

Russia Establishes Exarchate in Africa, Deepening Orthodox Schism

The Moscow Patriarchate has decided to establish a Patriarchal Exarchate in Africa, a move perceived as deepening the schism in the Orthodox Church