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The Stories You Need To Know: Zimbabwe Calls For End To Sanctions, A Notorious Storm Hits Cape Town, Ivory Coast International Player Dies

Zimbabwe's calls for end to sanctions, and other stories from the continent.

ZIMBABWE–President Robert Mugabe called for sanctions against the country to end while speaking at the UN oceans summit on Monday. “The effects of climate change are not discriminatory, so please down with your sanctions,” he said. Read the full story here.


SOUTH AFRICA–A notorious storm has led to the destruction of homes in Cape Town. Power cables have fallen in some areas and trees uprooted. Read the full story here.

SWAZILAND–There’s a huge influx of Asian nationals in Swaziland. There has been a committee tasked with investigating the issue. Former MD of the local bank Swaziland Building Society, Joseph Ndlangamandla, who is part of the committee, believes the solution is to expel all Asians and other foreigners from the kingdom. Read the full story here.

IVORY COAST–Former New Castle United player Cheick Tiote, who had just moved to Beijing in February, is dead at 30. He is reported to have collapsed during training on Tuesday. Read the full story 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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