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Foreign Affairs / Re: Zimbabwean Gov't Agrees To Pay 3.5 Bln USD Compensation To White Farmers by Horus(m): 1:30pm On Jul 30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufujMxFjJVs

Warned Zimbabweans Against Compensating White Farmers
Health / Farrakhan Tells African Leaders, Reject Bill Gate Vaccine Or Regret For Ever by Horus(m): 2:02am On Jul 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT0PuxZ6xlI

Farrakhan Tells African Leaders Reject Bill Gate Vaccine, Or Regret For Ever

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Armed Black Men Dare KKK To Come Out For a Confrontation After Kkk's Threat by Horus(m): 4:14pm On Jul 06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y7ATEJjYNw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhhE7A10dek

NFAC black militia (1000 Armed Blacks March On Stone Mountain)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqNLNWnNJ5k

A Heavily Armed Black Force, in Atlanta, Ga

A heavily-armed black militia group marched through Georgia's Stone Mountain state park on Saturday, demanding the removal of one of the country's largest Confederate monument. The group, calling itself the 'Not F***in Around Coalition' (NFAC) also challenged far-right groups like the Boogaloo Bois and Three Percenters to come and face them on Independence Day. The huge quartz Confederate monument near Atlanta, Georgia, features the carvings of Robert E Lee, Jefferson Davis and Thomas J "Stonewall" Jackson. The site is a notorious meeting place for the Ku Klux Klan, which was "reborn" on Stone Mountain in 1915. Park officials said the protest, which involved around 200 individuals, passed peacefully, adding that they respected the group's First Amendment right to gather in the state park.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-N8LoZnNb0

1000 Armed Blacks come to fight the Ku Klux Klan
Crime / Re: 1000 Armed Blacks March On Stone Mountain by Horus(m): 1:55pm On Jul 06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc4bHgw9U5w

Armed Black militia group NFAC marches at Ku Klux Klan stronghold Stone Mountain
Crime / Re: 1000 Armed Blacks March On Stone Mountain by Horus(m): 11:20am On Jul 06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhhE7A10dek

NFAC black militia (1000 Armed Blacks March On Stone Mountain)

THE OFFICIAL GRAND MASTER JAY NFAC LEADER FORMATION IN ATLANTA took place on this very great day day, a immovable mark that will be brandish in all History book. A new milestone for the black community, wake up and become activist for your people. NFAC black militia leader grandmaster jay has made it clear with this formation that all hope is not lost.
Crime / 1000 Armed Blacks March On Stone Mountain by Horus(m): 1:21am On Jul 06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y7ATEJjYNw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqNLNWnNJ5k

A Heavily Armed Black Force, in Atlanta, Ga

A heavily-armed black militia group marched through Georgia's Stone Mountain state park on Saturday, demanding the removal of one of the country's largest Confederate monument. The group, calling itself the 'Not F***in Around Coalition' (NFAC) also challenged far-right groups like the Boogaloo Bois and Three Percenters to come and face them on Independence Day. The huge quartz Confederate monument near Atlanta, Georgia, features the carvings of Robert E Lee, Jefferson Davis and Thomas J "Stonewall" Jackson. The site is a notorious meeting place for the Ku Klux Klan, which was "reborn" on Stone Mountain in 1915. Park officials said the protest, which involved around 200 individuals, passed peacefully, adding that they respected the group's First Amendment right to gather in the state park.
Crime / Black Lives Matter Protestors Carrying BIG Guns! by Horus(m): 8:03pm On Jul 02

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TyYbvBo10Q

Black Lives Matter Protestors Carrying BIG Guns!
Education / Re: Nigerians Pay N152b Tuition In UK by Horus(m): 1:20pm On Jun 29
Build more Universities in Nigeria
Education / Re: Nigerians Pay N152b Tuition In UK by Horus(m): 1:20pm On Jun 29
Build more Universities in Nigeria
Crime / Re: Oluwatoyin Salau 'Toyin' Found Dead In Florida by Horus(m): 8:50pm On Jun 15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDrh2N9IQv8

Black Lives Matter Activist Oluwatoyin Salau Found Dead
Politics / Re: Nigeria’s Looted Artifacts Are Being Put Up For Sale by Horus(m): 5:47am On Jun 11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl-V_c-ZVlg

Looted African Artefacts in British and European Museums Being Auctioned
Foreign Affairs / Re: Charles Brown Is First Black Service Chief In USA by Horus(m): 3:07am On Jun 11
So why the US government do not declare the Ku Klux Klan a terrorist group?
Foreign Affairs / Re: Charles Brown Is First Black Service Chief In USA by Horus(m): 10:56pm On Jun 10
Gen. Charles Brown confirmed as first Black military service chief in American history.

Foreign Affairs / Re: Charles Brown Is First Black Service Chief In USA by Horus(m): 6:27pm On Jun 10
Gen. Charles Brown confirmed as first Black military service chief in American history

Foreign Affairs / Re: Charles Brown Is First Black Service Chief In USA by Horus(m): 6:03pm On Jun 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brQLhb_4fqs

Charles Brown Is First Black Service Chief In USA
Air Force General Shares Personal Experience as a Black Airman
Politics / Nigeria’s Looted Artifacts Are Being Put Up For Sale by Horus(m): 5:48pm On Jun 10
Nigeria’s looted artifacts are being put up for sale during the global economic crisis

Thousands of artifacts looted from African towns over a century ago line European and British Museums and institutions. After decades of campaigns for African pieces—such as the Benin bronzes to return home, the homecoming of the looted artworks finally began looking like a real possibility.

But in the middle of the global economic crisis brought sparked by the spread of the coronavirus that has devastated economies, a new market for African artifacts and art has emerged.

Christie’s, the British auction house, announced a curated “Arts of Africa, Oceania and North America” sale in Paris which includes African art such as the newly discovered Akan terracotta head (Ghana), Benin Bronze and an Urhobo figure (Nigeria). The artifacts from all around Africa including Nigeria, Ghana, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo are valued from €30,000 to €900,000.

The Christie’s auction is embroiled in controversy. Christie’s can only guarantee the origin of the Bronze head as far back as 1890-1949 as a part of the Frederick Wolff-Knize collection that was shown in Vienna and New York.

Christie’s did not respond to a request for comment.

he Benin Bronze plaques that are offered by Christie’s are very similar to Bronze plaques from the St Petersburg and Berlin Museums; artworks with a well-documented history as part of looted artifacts from the Royal Court in the invasion of Benin City in 1897.

Sotheby’s, the storied British-founded American auction house on the May 27 announced an ambitious sale of “The Clyman Fang Head,” a statue with an estimated value of between $2.5 million and $4 million from the collection of Sidney and Bernice Clyman. A total of 32 African artworks from the collection will be offered across a series of auctions at Sotheby’s.

Auctions of valuable African artifacts, some of which could be identified as candidates for repatriation to their lands of origin by activists, would be controversial in normal times but particularly so during the ongoing global pandemic and its attendant economic fallout.

Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s have moved auctions online for this reason. Sotheby’s said in March it has seen an expansion of interest in African art auctions with a more diverse customer base online.

French report

Some might have assumed auctions like these ones might dwindle after a high-profile report by Senegalese writer/economist Felwine Sarr and French historian Bénédicte Savoy called for thousands of African artworks in French museums taken during the colonial period to be returned to the continent.

The report commissioned by French president Emmanuel Macron called for a change in French law to allow the restitution of cultural works to Africa. In a meeting with students in Burkina Faso in 2017 Macron said “Africa’s heritage must be showcased in Paris—but also in Dakar, in Lagos, in Cotonou. This will be one of my priorities. Starting today, and over the next five years, I want to move toward allowing for the temporary or definitive restitution of African cultural heritage to Africa.”

Plenty of African art is domiciled outside the continent, including statues and thrones with hundreds of thousands of historical artifacts housed in Belgium, the UK, Austria and Germany. The French report estimates the British Museum alone has a collection of around 69,000 works from Africa.

“Most of the artworks are already a part of global art conversation and the global economy and it needs to continue to do so,” says Kola Tubosun a Nigerian linguist and Chevening research fellow at the British Library. “Many of them [artworks] influenced the way art was discussed in Europe in those days. They present opportunities to celebrate global and not only African development.”

In 1897, British troops destroyed a large portion of Benin, a city in southern Nigeria burning the palace to the ground and looting 4,000 works of art including the famous Benin brass heads and bronzes. Today, the British Museum in London has about 700 Nigerian historical artifacts with around 100 of them displayed in an underground gallery.

As the global clamor for repatriation of African artifacts, including Benin’s, have come to the limelight, the British Museum has announced plans to “lend” some of the artworks to a proposed new museum in Benin City billed to open in 2021.

A part of the report stated that unless it could be proven that objects were obtained legitimately, they should be returned to Africa permanently, not on long-term loan. But one of the major criticisms of demands for the returns of artworks back to African countries especially Nigeria has been the general absence of museums and a proper maintenance culture.

While a few galleries and art shows are acting as custodians for African art in Nigeria, the older museums in the country are decrepit and generally underfunded. New museums are springing up in Africa, including Dakar, Senegal’s Museum of Black Civilizations and Lagos’ Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art. But the museums are not enough.

The demand for the return of a lot of the artifacts has not only been sentimental. A few of the artifacts and art pieces are religious monuments and represent a dying segment of African culture. “Many of the taken works have ritual significance from the places they are taken,” says Tubosun. “When the owners of the art insist they want them [artworks] back in those places, it is their right to do so. But the ownership needs to be established.”

But the artifacts are already a part of a global ecosystem that is seemingly moving on without Africa. For Prince Yemisi Shyllon, a Nigerian art collector, the value ascribed to many artifacts taken from Africa exist because of their current location.

“There is a working industry and infrastructure to support the works of art. The moment those works come back to our control, they will lose value just like the ones that are here. The conversation moving forward should be to claim ownership and then claim annual royalties to these works of art even as they remain where they are,” says Shyllon.

Prince Shyllon believes that the Nigerian ecosystem for art isn’t where it should be yet especially as local attitudes towards historical artifacts are very often demonized.The museum named for him has been touted as a potential home for any African art pieces coming back home.

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Politics / Re: Nigeria Loses 6.8m Tonnes Of Yams Annually – Osinbajo by Horus(m): 12:14am On Jun 10
Create more yam storage facilities
Health / Re: Robots Fight COVID-19 In Rwanda (Video) by Horus(m): 10:53am On Jun 08
High-tech robots developed in Kigali, Rwanda

Foreign Affairs / American Activist Tamika Mallory Speaks At Rally by Horus(m): 3:17am On Jun 07

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9MSC7rEOBk

American activist Tamika Mallory speaks at rally

American activist Tamika Mallory made a short yet profound and powerful speech at the Minneapolis protest
against the murder of George Floyd by white policemen
Career / Re: Kafayat Sanni: Nigeria's First Female Fighter Pilot (Pictures) by Horus(m): 4:58pm On Jun 06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb0LfE-WKG0

Nigeria's First Female Fighter Pilot: F/O Kafayat Sanni
Politics / Re: Air Force Performs First All-Female Crew ISR Mission (pictures) by Horus(m): 4:52pm On Jun 06
Kafayat Sanni; First female fighter pilot in Nigerian Air Force'

Politics / Re: Air Force Performs First All-Female Crew ISR Mission (pictures) by Horus(m): 11:35am On Jun 06
Kafayat Sanni; First female fighter pilot in Nigerian Air Force's 55-year-history

Politics / Re: Air Force Performs First All-Female Crew ISR Mission (pictures) by Horus(m): 11:17am On Jun 06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrL4rF_x3Xc

Nigerian Air Force Women of War

The Nigerian Air Force has produced a compelling documentary titled “Nigerian Air Force Women of War”, which highlights gender inclusiveness in the Nigerian Air Force and chronicles the increasing involvement of women in combat and core combat support functions in the Service. Thank you for your continued interest in the Nigerian Air Force.
Politics / Re: Air Force Performs First All-Female Crew ISR Mission (pictures) by Horus(m): 10:58am On Jun 06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb0LfE-WKG0

Nigeria's First Female Fighter Pilot: F/O Kafayat Sanni

Air Officer Kafayat Sanni is Nigeria’s first female fighter jet pilot who is currently making the nation proud in combat operations. In 2017 she emerged the overall best pilot at the Nigerian Armed Forces 401 Flying Training School in Kaduna State. She was also trained at the US Aviation Leadership Programme in the United States of America. In her recent interview after her decoration as a fighter pilot in the Nigerian Airforce, she said she had always wanted to be a fighter pilot and was just lucky to be chosen. She said: “I felt that everyone is not supposed to fold their arms and watch what is happening in our country. “Everyone could always play their part. So, I did not think there was any reason for me to think that it is not possible for me to actually fly the jet because there was no female that ever flew the jet. I believe I could achieve it and I did,” she said.

She has therefore admonished younger girls “never say no to opportunities.” “They should always strive to be the best and put in their efforts. They should never look at anything that seems to want to overpower or overshadow them. For me, you can always attempt things and if they do not work out well; fine. But at every point in time, you just need to put in your best.”
Sports / Re: Mario Balloteli Challenge All African Footballers by Horus(m): 4:18pm On Jun 05
kenzysmith:
they should form a super league

Good idea

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Crime / VIDEO: Elderly Man Violently Pushed To The Ground By Police In New York by Horus(m): 2:11pm On Jun 05

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjNbwjTZpGY

Elderly Man Violently pushed to the Ground by Police in New York
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT


Blood can be seen running out the 75-year-old man’s ears after his head hit the pavement.

The incident happened shortly after a curfew imposed to curb violent protests came into effect.

Two Buffalo police officers have been suspended without pay following the episode.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted the incident was “wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful.”

This comes as nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd continue into their tenth night.
Career / Re: 270 Indian Workers At Dangote Company Depart Nigeria by Horus(m): 12:20pm On Jun 05
We don't need racist indians
Foreign Affairs / John Boyega Makes Impassioned Speech At Black Lives Matter Protest In London by Horus(m): 7:52pm On Jun 04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXEB25WdyQ

John Boyega makes impassioned speech at Black Lives Matter protest in London
Celebrities / Re: John Boyega Begs Black Men To Take Care Of Black Women As He Breaks Down In Tear by Horus(m): 7:37pm On Jun 04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXEB25WdyQ

John Boyega George Floyd protest London speech in full
Sports / Mario Balloteli Challenge All African Footballers by Horus(m): 6:37pm On Jun 04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhz5T7wk3FU

Mario Balloteli, Want to Go Back Home, Challenge All African Footballers

Foreign Affairs / Re: The World's Largest Free-flying American Flag Has Been Ripped In Half After A Th by Horus(m): 2:48pm On Jun 04
The End of America

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