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Fire in Egypt Church Kills 41, Injures Dozens

At least 40 people have died and dozens were injured after a fire broke out at a church in the city of Giza, Egypt. 

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,...

Largest Pink Diamond in 300 Years Discovered in Angola

A big Pink Diamond dubbed Lulo Rose has been discovered in the central African country of Angola, and it’s claimed to be the largest in the last 300 years. The rare 170-carat stone was found at the Lulo alluvial diamond...

The Greek Pioneers Who Dug the Suez Canal

Greece has been connected to the Suez Canal since it was first envisioned as a pie-in-the-sky project in the mid-nineteenth century.

Trophy Hunter who Killed Lions and Elephants is Shot Dead in South Africa

An enthusiastic trophy hunter who slaughtered lions and elephants was shot dead in South Africa on Monday after his truck broke down at Kruger National Park wildlife reserve. The 55-year-old Riaan Naude was gunned down at close range when a...

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...