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With Their Viral Photo Campaign, the #BlackMenofCambridgeUniversity Hope to Spark a Dialogue on Campus

Cambridge Students started a photo campaign to encourage more black students to apply to the university.

DIASPORA— Earlier last month, the men of Cambridge University African-Caribbean Society posed for a series of photos in an effort to dispel the myth that black people do not belong on the campuses of the world’s most prestigious universities.


Inspired by their peers at Yale and their viral #BlackMenOfYale they hope to spark a larger debate on why so little black men and women apply to Cambridge.

Indeed, according to a 2015 Cambridge University survey, black students only make up 1.4% of the undergraduate population.

In a Channel 4 News video, Bez Adeosun says: “ We’re trying to sort of be the role models for people and encourage more people to aspire to be in our position. Because some ethnic minorities don’t get that privilege from people in their circle, in their local community who can encourage them to think about applying to institutions like this”.

For more check out the video below.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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