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Egypt Unveils “Avenue of the Sphinxes” with Spectacular Display

Egypt unveiled on Thursday the renovated "Avenue of the Sphinxes" with a spectacular display aimed at highlighting the country’s archaeological treasures. The avenue at the ancient city of Thebes, now renamed Luxor, is nearly two miles long and about 250...

Greece Donates 200,000 Doses of Covid Vaccine to Gabon

Greek Foreign Minster Nikos Dendias made the first trip to Gabon of any Greek official on Friday, bringing with him 200,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines. Meeting with Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba, Dendias stated to the press afterward that there...

EU Proposes Southern Africa Travel Ban in Fear of New Variant

A so-called "emergency brake" may soon be applied in the fight against the coronavirus as the EU proposes a Southern Africa travel ban because of a new variant that has developed there. The new strain of the virus has a...

Greek FM in Emotional Visit to St. Nicholas School in Ghana

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited the Greek School of St. Nicholas in Ghana during his official visit to the African country last week. Amid emotional scenes, students who are learning the Greek language and the culture of the country...

Greece Donates 150,000 Doses of Covid Vaccine to Ghana

Greece donated over 150,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Ghana during the visit of foreign minister Nikos Dendias to the African country last week. The donation is expected to augment the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination exercise in Ghana and...

Anthropologists Find Homo Naledi Child’s Skull in South Africa

A team of researchers published papers last week on their 2017 discovery of a skull of a child belonging to the hominid species Homo naledi. The skull, which is 250,000 years old, was retrieved from the depths of a...

Tuskless Female Elephants Evolving in Response to Poaching

In a completely unforeseen but welcome development as conservationists try to stop the poaching of elephants for their ivory tusks, tuskless female elephants are now evolving in a national park in Mozambique. However, this otherwise hopeful story doesn't end there,...

Bezos Pledges $1 Billion for the Great Green Wall in Africa

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Tuesday pledged $1 billion towards the Great Green Wall, a new plan to help fight desertification in Africa. Bezos attended the COP26 conference in Glasgow and convened with Prince Charles, French President Emmanuel Macron, and...

Zimbabwe’s Greek Primary School’s OXI Day Celebration

A Greek school in Zimbabwe, Africa, celebrated OXI day in the most original way. Guided by a Greek teacher, the students made a human Greek flag, as it has never been done before. The Hellenic Primary School is located in...

Climate Change Could Force More Than 30 Million Africans to Move

A new report published last Monday found that more than 30 million people living in West Africa may have to leave their homes due to the effects of climate change. The Groundswell West Africa report details how millions of lives...

Egyptian Body Shows Mummification 1,000 Years Older than Thought

New evidence shows that the mummy of an Egyptian nobleman is 1,000 years older than originally thought, proving that the science behind mummification is much older than previously believed. The advanced embalming processes used in the preservation of the body...

Arabian DNA Shows Route of Early Human Migration from Africa

Confirming what researchers have believed for many years, but hadn't been able to prove definitively, recent DNA testing suggests that ancient Arabia indeed served as a "cornerstone" for early human migration out of Africa. In the largest-ever study of human...

Five Zebras Still on the Lam in Maryland After Escape

Everyone loves zebras; the beautiful horselike denizens of Africa that have jaunty black and white stripes are a perennial favorite in wildlife parks around the world and of course with those who are fortunate enough to go on an...

“Glimmer of Hope” for Africa as First Malaria Vaccine Approved

World Health Organization Director Tedros Adhanom Ghedbreyesus stepped out to recommend the world's first malaria vaccine to people after the organization had approved the vaccine. Ghebreyesus called this a "historic moment" after the United Nations health agency's vaccine advisory group...