Category: History & Culture

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Algeria shuts southern borders to Syrians over security fears

Algeria shuts southern borders to Syrians over security fears

Algeria has banned all Syrians from entering the country via its southern borders, hours after a rights group reported that 50 Syrians and Palestinian ...
First women to enter India temple in centuries now in hiding as protests rage

First women to enter India temple in centuries now in hiding as protests rage

The two women who broke with centuries of conservative taboo Wednesday to enter a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala are now in hiding, as ...
‘Banyankole’; the tribe in Uganda which allows bride’s aunt to sleep with groom before marriage

‘Banyankole’; the tribe in Uganda which allows bride’s aunt to sleep with groom before marriage

Africa is one of the continents of the world with diverse traditions. Earlier today we reported about how some African countries prepare their women f ...
‘Surviving R. Kelly’ documentary screening evacuated due to threats

‘Surviving R. Kelly’ documentary screening evacuated due to threats

A New York screening of the Lifetime documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" was evacuated after "several anonymous threats were called in," the network said ...
India launches ‘heaviest’ satellite for internet access

India launches ‘heaviest’ satellite for internet access

India's heaviest satellite has gone into orbit on a French rocket to help boost broadband internet services. Weighing about 5,854kg (12,906lb), the ...
Egyptians open coffin revealing 3,000-year-old mummified woman

Egyptians open coffin revealing 3,000-year-old mummified woman

Egyptian authorities for the first time on Saturday opened the sarcophagus of a mummified woman dating back 3,000 years. It was one of two ancient ...
Media head of Boko Haram faction killed – Nigeria army claims

Media head of Boko Haram faction killed – Nigeria army claims

The Nigerian Army, NA, on Saturday evening reported having killed a leader of a key faction of terrorist group, Boko Haram. The army via its social me ...
UK’s May sees ‘no alternative’ to her Brexit plan

UK’s May sees ‘no alternative’ to her Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she sees no alternative to the Brexit deal she presented earlier this week, amid reports that some of her seni ...
Sixteen Ebola WHO staff evacuated amid DR Congo clashes

Sixteen Ebola WHO staff evacuated amid DR Congo clashes

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday that 16 staff members have been temporarily evacuated from DR Congo's restive eastern city of Beni a ...
Farida writes: The complexities of ‘Borga’ marriages; the Zongo community example

Farida writes: The complexities of ‘Borga’ marriages; the Zongo community example

Marriage is a big deal in all societies and its significance cuts across culture, ethnicity, and race. Aside from the fact that you have to find so ...
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