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Umm Khashem Cemetery: Iraq's ancient Christian burial ground

The graves which vary in construction from ones covered with pottery urns to gable-shaped pottery coffins, offer a window into the burial practices and beliefs of Iraq's ancient Christian communities.
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01 Mar 2024

'One Love' receives more love at the box office, claiming No. 1 spot for second straight week

For a second straight week, biopic " Bob Marley: One Love " continues to exceed expectations by claiming the No. 1 spot at the box office, overcoming two debut films and Sony's "Madame Web" that's still producing subpar numbers.
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27 Feb 2024

Universal Music Group acquires major stake in Nigeria record label Mavin Records

Mavin is credited with unearthing talents like popular Afrobeats stars: Ayra Starr and Rema, to global success.
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27 Feb 2024

''Dahomey'' wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival

The film follows the journey of plundered artifacts taken by French colonial troops in 1892, being sent from Paris to the Republic of Benin and the impact of their return
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26 Feb 2024

Beyonc becomes the first black woman to top the country music rankings

Beyonc has once again made history: the singer became the first black woman to top the Billboard country music chart.
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22 Feb 2024

Black artists reframe the Black Figure at Londons National Portrait Gallery

Portraits of Black people by Black people a new exhibition in London aims to reinterpret how Black people are portrayed and viewed in art. 22 artists of African descent present 55 artworks at the National Portrait Gallery until May 19th.
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22 Feb 2024

Director of "Dahomey," Mati Diop shines at Berlin Film Festival 2024

"Dahomey" follows the journey of plundered artifacts taken by French colonial troops in 1892, being sent from Paris to the Republic of Benin and the impact of their return.
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21 Feb 2024

Davido commits ?300 Million for Nigerian orphanages

Grammy-nominated Nigerian musician Davido has announced plans to donate a sum of 300 million naira to orphanages around Nigeria as my yearly contribution to the nation details of disbursement tomorrow."
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20 Feb 2024

First Pan-African Disney+ Series, 'Iwj' to be premiered

The six-episode limited series introduces Tola and Kole navigating a divided society under gang leader Bodes rule.
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16 Feb 2024