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British Fashion House Disastrously Attempts to Trademark 'Yoruba'

Timbuktu, a British outdoor clothing brand, has recently caused quite the stir after it was revealed that it attempted to trademark the term 'Yoruba' back in 2015.

In the latest episode of cultural appropriation, British fashion house, Timbuktu, has caused outrage after it was revealed that the company had filed to trademark the term "Yoruba" — a distinct Nigerian tribe — back in 2015 at the UK's Intellectual Property Office. The revelation was made after Gbemisola Isimi, the founder of a cultural centre in London, attempted to trademark the phrase "Yoruba Stars" but was challenged by Timbuktu on the basis of similarity as they had already registered "Yoruba".

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Scottish University Set to Return Looted Nigerian Artefact

The University of Aberdeen in Scotland has announced that it will fully repatriate a Benin Bronze sculpture to Nigeria due to the 'extremely immoral' acquisition of the artefact.

The University of Aberdeen in Scotland has announced that it is in the process of returning a stolen Nigerian artefact. This comes after the unending calls for the repatriation of artefacts taken during colonisation from African countries. The university's senior management has heeded this call and a Benin Bronze belonging to Nigeria will be returned to the country within the next coming weeks.

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'Africa Is a Country Radio' Spotlights Cape Town in Latest Episode

Hosted by Chief Boima, the latest episode from 'Africa is a Country Radio' explores Cape Town's vibrant music scene from rapper YoungstaCPT to Cape Malay choral music, jazz and more.

French Government Votes in Favour of Returning Looted African Artefacts

The decision by the French government will see a Dahomey throne returned to Benin and a prized sword returned to Senegal, among several other artefacts.

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.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Supports Removal of Apartheid Statues

This past Heritage Day, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that monuments 'glorifying' the country's 'divisive past' should be repositioned and relocated.

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Namibian Government Rejects Germany's Offer of 'Reparations'

The Namibian government has rejected the recent offer of 'reparations' from its former German coloniser for the mass killings of the Herero and Nama people.