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Diaspora African Women's Network To Host 'My Africa Is' Screening & Discussion In D.C.

The Diaspora African Women's Network is hosting a special 'My Africa Is' screening and discussion for Black History Month in D.C.


The Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN) will host Washington, D.C.’s first screening of My Africa Is next Tuesday. The documentary series, which follows young, African change-makers across the continent, made its official U.S. television debut this week.

As part of DAWN’s Black History Month Diaspora Leadership Series, “Celebrating Black Immigrant Contributions & Diaspora Perspectives," a panel discussion featuring My Africa Is film producer, Nosarieme Garrick, Washington Post deputy digital producer, Karen Attiah, An African City creator, Nicole Amarteifio, and Okayafrica’s own CEO, Abiola Oke will follow.

The conversation will focus on the “importance of Black immigrant and diaspora narratives, contributions and perspectives in the United States.”

The screening and panel discussion takes place Tuesday, February 23, at Landmark’s E Street Cinema. Head here to purchase your ticket. For more information, check out DAWN’s Facebook event.

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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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