‘Tyranny Over History And Public Memory’: A Historian Explains The Impact Of Mob Destruction Of Statues

Statues in many other cities, however, did not receive a vote for removal, but were removed by mobs of people. Protesters have vowed to tear down the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C. Thursday night, which features a statue of President Abraham Lincoln. The statue was paid for almost entirely by freed sales, and Frederick Douglas […]

Runa Mackay obituary

After 20 years in Palestinian hospitals, she helped to set up the Galilee Society of Health, Research and Service, and worked as a district medical officer for the Israeli health ministry, trying to improve conditions for Palestinians living in the villages surrounding Nazareth.

The UK’s exam results farce only deepens the inequality between private and state pupils

Independent schools, meanwhile, don’t measure value added at all, because independent primaries don’t always sit SATs in year six. It would have been perfectly possible to add that as a reference point to these calculations, and consider not only how many As to Cs a school got over the past three years, but also how […]

French city tells shoppers: wear masks outside or pay fine

LILLE, France (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Jean Castex urged people not to let down their guard in the fight against COVID-19 on Monday, the day one of France’s biggest cities ordered people to wear masks outdoors in busy pedestrian streets.

Why History matters: Need for the reinstatement of its study in Nigerian schools

These positions were not mere aspirations but realities that were inculcated into all history students at the University. It is that defining philosophy and approach to historical study that set the products of the Ahmadu Bello University apart from their counterparts elsewhere. It is this same guiding principle that made them amenable to become deeply […]

Witch hunts: A global problem in the 21st century

Africa’s exiled ‘witches’ Hopeful The women in the “witch villages” know that they cannot return to their families. Yet, many of them still hope for a small miracle. Ann-Christine Woehrl’s photos gave them a new sense of confidence and pride. For some of the women, it was the first time they had seen an image […]

‘Monumental temple complex’ dating back to Iron Age discovered, researchers confirm

“Excavation in the 1960s uncovered one of the most spectacular series of buildings of any region of prehistoric Europe, including a series of figure-of-8 buildings of the Early Iron Age and a 40m timber-ringed structure constructed c.95 BC,” study co-author Dr. Patrick Gleeson said in a statement. “Upon the latter’s construction, it was immediately filled […]

The whys of death by suicide

The danger of ‘othering’ peopleProfessor Lars Anderson defines loneliness as “an enduring condition of emotional distress that arises when a person feels estranged from, misunderstood, or rejected by others and/ or lacks appropriate social partners, for desired activities, particularly activities that provide a sense of social integration and opportunities for emotional intimacy”. Therefore, we argue […]

John Leguizamo’s Journey to ‘Bloodline,’ His Favorite Show About ‘Crazy White People’

Leguizamo wrote Mambo Mouth, his first one-man show. It played in a 70-seat theater. Fold-up seats, too. “They were so convinced it wouldn’t work they didn’t even have the chairs nailed to the ground,” he says. It did work. Soon, the likes of Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, Al Pacino, and JFK Jr. were squirming in […]

The elevation Church’s quintessential response to a Pandemic

Making provision for food items is not an end in itself if the needy do not have access to the resources and with the current lockdown in most states across the land, the Church established a call centre and entered a partnership with GIG Logistics to foster  a seamless  and safe process. So far, the […]