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Film: Punk In Africa


We stumbled upon this preview for an absorbing documentary on the rise and influence of punk music in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Punk In Africa follows on an array of mid 70s/early 80s groups — including pioneering punk-reggae Joburg outfit National Wake, Durban's Wild Youth, Asylum Kids, and Suck — with a focus on the oft-forgotten role the genre played in South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. The film debuted in South Africa earlier this year and had its international premiere at Brazil's Festival do Rio. Check their site out for more info!

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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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