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Film: Ghana's Rollaball


Rollaball, a new film by Eddie Edwards documents the intense soccer/skateboard sport developed by polio survivors in Ghana. During the week, many of the players eat and sleep on the streets of Accra, but on Sundays in an empty taxi rank, they come together for the love of the sport they built. While many documentaries on Africa victimize people affected by disability and poverty, Rollaball illustrates how these players are fighters - they fight for the recognition of their game and for respect as sportsmen. If there's still any question about their athleticism, peep the trailer below. For more info on the film, visit their Kickstarter page here.

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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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