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Atlantic City firehouse receives $500,000 grant for rehabilitation

Atlantic City 21 May 2022
The Atlantic City Historic Preservation Commission, which was created in 2019 to preserve the city’s history, helped the Fire Department apply for this year’s African American Civil Rights Grant and last year’s grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust Fund.

The final days of The Saturday Star’s Anton Hammerl and his family’s desire for closure

Independent online (SA) 21 May 2022
But now the lawyers representing Hammerl’s wife, Penny Sukhraj-Hammerl, believe his remains were located but the South African and Libyan governments are refusing to provide any details ... She released a letter she has written addressed to the South African High Commission in the UK, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Dr Naledi Pandor, of Dirco.

US museums trying to return hundreds of looted Benin treasures

The Keene Sentinel 21 May 2022
In Europe, calls for repatriation gained traction in 2018, after a report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron recommended the permanent return of works taken from African countries without consent ... David Adjaye-designed Edo Museum of West African Art in Benin City.

Editorial: An important step forward toward improving East Cooper's water quality

The Post and Courier 21 May 2022
As John Wright, president of the African American Settlement Community Historic Commission, told reporter David Slade, “Annexation has been really divisive,” but the town’s change would be “really significant.” ... Waterworks Commission to seek federal grants to help reduce them.

Tunisian president bans parties from preparing constitution

The New Arab 21 May 2022
Saied has consolidated his one-man rule since seizing executive power last summer and dissolving the parliament to rule by decree in moves his foes call a coup ... This month Saied also appointed a new election commission, seizing control of one of the last independent bodies in the North African country and casting doubt on electoral integrity ... ....

Library Lines: Contra Costa’s Summer Reading program kicking off June 1

East Bay Times 21 May 2022
Print your own reading passport or visit your local library branch to pick one up ... Related Articles ... This webinar discusses the artists behind the portraits, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, the first African Americans to be commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to create official portraits of a president or first lady ... .

Digital Earth Africa to deliver robust data infrastructure for the continent

Capital Ethiopia 20 May 2022
Earth observations for sustainability in Africa organized by the African Centre for Statistics division of ECA and Digital Earth Africa on the margins of the Economic Commission for Africa’s annual Conference of Ministers of Finance, Economic Planning and Development (CoM2022) in Dakar, Senegal.

Countering China in Africa

Economist 20 May 2022
Africans live globalised lives ... In April the survey The Economist commissioned from Premise, a pollster, asked Africans in seven countries, a mix of democracies and authoritarian states, which would be more powerful in a decade’s time ... It could be more generous in African debt crises. And it should welcome more African migrants.

China, meet Fourth Estate

Economist 20 May 2022
Xinhua, the official news service, supplies content free to many African media outlets ... The embassy pays to place op-eds in newspapers by the ambassador or by African academics promoting China’s line ... \nChinese officials are working more aggressively to shape African opinions of their regime and even the infrastructure of African media.

Conference seeks new ground to finance Africa recovery

China Daily 20 May 2022
African nations have called for an improved global financial architecture that would better serve the continent, after a key economic meeting that ended on Tuesday ... African countries have been at war for three years-with COVID-19, climate change and terrorism, Songwe said.

Meet South African Artist Esther Mahlangu: Traditional House-painting Art Gets Global | Mint

Live Mint 20 May 2022
The work of South African artist Esther Mahlangu is as stunning as it gets ... To commemorate the end of apartheid, BMW commissioned South African artist Esther Mahlangu to create a piece of art for their Art Car initiative in 1991.

Tunisian president excludes parties from preparing new constitution

Metro USA 20 May 2022
By Tarek Amara ... The committee headed by law professor Sadok Belaid consists of deans of Law and Political Sciences ... This month Saied also appointed a new election commission, seizing control of one of the last independent bodies in the North African country and casting doubt on electoral integrity ... .

Widow of man killed in Libya accuses South Africa of ‘silence’ in hunt for his body

The Observer 19 May 2022
In a letter sent this week to the South African high commissioner, Nomatemba Tambo, in London and copied to the country’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, the family’s anger is palpable ... The South African high commission in London has been approached for comment.

AU, peace partners assess security situation in Unity State

Marietta Daily Journal 19 May 2022
May 19—JUBA/BENTIU — A joint delegation from the ...

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