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“Greece is Back in Libya”, Declares Greek Foreign Minister

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias inaugurated a new era for Greek-Libyan relations as he vowed Greece "is back" in Libya during his official visit to the north African country on Monday. While there, he met with officials of the...

The Enslaved Greek who Rose to Become Ruler of Tunisia

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

The Turbulent Story of Greeks in South Africa

Despite being persecuted and discriminated against for decades, Greeks in South Africa managed to rise socially and prosper, with several of them becoming very successful and wealthy. Today, they remain one of the most important beacons of Hellenism among...

Greek Sailors Held Hostage by Pirates Off the Coast of Nigeria Freed

After twelve days of negotiations, the three Greek sailors held captive by pirates off the coast of Nigeria were freed late Friday night. The ordeal began back on November 16, when pirates attacked the ship named "Stelios K" in the...

Greek Crew Held Hostage by Pirates off Coast of Nigeria

The Greek government announced on Sunday that three sailors who are Greek nationals have been held hostages for the last several days by pirates in Nigeria, off the coast of West Africa. The drama all began weeks ago, more specifically on...

Greek Lawyer George Bizos, Who Saved Nelson Mandela, Passes Away at 92

George Bizos, the Greek-South African human rights lawyer who fought apartheid and saved Nelson Mandela from a death sentence during the Rivonia Trial, passed away on Wednesday. He was 92 years old. Along with serving as Nelson Mandela’s lawyer, George...

The Unlikely Story of Ethiopia’s Olympiacos Hellenic Athletic Association

Greeks are indeed everywhere; this is an indisputable fact. However, there are cases where Hellenism has put its lasting mark in the least likely of places. And the Olympiacos Hellenic Athletic Association in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia,...