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Less than 9% of UNESCO World Heritage Sites are in Africa. Experts say the award is too Eurocentric. But in Africa, there's also a lack of structures and political will to preserve cultural and natural heritage.(OPIC)

Why are there so few UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa?

By Deutsche Welle
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 12:59 PM IST
  • Barely 9% of UNESCO World Heritage sites are in Africa. Experts say that this is due to structural factors.
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, from New Orleans, Louisiana, holds the trophy after winning the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, U.S. July 8, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper(REUTERS)
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, from New Orleans, Louisiana, holds the trophy after winning the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, U.S. July 8, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper(REUTERS)

Zaila Avant-garde, 14, becomes first African-American to win Spelling Bee

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2021 08:00 AM IST
After winning several Guinness World Records for dribbling multiple basketballs at a time, 14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde becomes the first Black contestant to win the 90-year-old Scripps National Spelling Bee competition by correctly spelling 'Murraya'
Covid-19 travel update: UK off Spain's curb-free list, Vietnam to resume flights(File Photo)
Covid-19 travel update: UK off Spain's curb-free list, Vietnam to resume flights(File Photo)

Covid-19 travel update: UK off Spain's curb-free list, Vietnam to resume flights

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2021 06:39 PM IST
From US increasing its travel warning for the United Arab Emirates and four African countries to New Zealand reopening travel bubble, Vietnam to resume flights and Spain taking UK off restriction-free list, catch all the travel updates amid Covid-19 here
Vicky Kaushal’s 6am Capoeira workout combines dance, acrobatics and music(Instagram/vickykaushal09)
Vicky Kaushal’s 6am Capoeira workout combines dance, acrobatics and music(Instagram/vickykaushal09)

Vicky Kaushal’s 6am Capoeira workout combines dance, acrobatics and music

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2021 04:13 PM IST
  • Vicky Kaushal makes sweating it out in the gym look fun as he nails the ginga movement of Brazilian martial art, Capoeira, which involves hands on the ground and inverted kicks while combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music. Read more about this interesting workout here
Toppled Francis Scott Key statue replaced by 350 African figures(Twitter/karlmondon)
Toppled Francis Scott Key statue replaced by 350 African figures(Twitter/karlmondon)

Toppled Francis Scott Key statue replaced by 350 African figures

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 05:34 PM IST
To be unveiled on the June 19 holiday marking emancipation from slavery in America, the exhibit titled "Monumental Reckoning" is on the spot where Francis Scott Key's statue was dislodged on Juneteenth 2020 after the murder of George Floyd
Rwandan-born fashion designer and visual artist Eli Gold sits amongst his designs at his studio in Cape Town, South Africa, May 12 ,2021. Picture taken May 12 ,2021. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
Rwandan-born fashion designer and visual artist Eli Gold sits amongst his designs at his studio in Cape Town, South Africa, May 12 ,2021. Picture taken May 12 ,2021. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)

Fashion designer Eli Gold unveils colourful African prints to embrace migration

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 10:24 AM IST
At an event in Johannesburg to celebrate Africa Day, Rwandan-born fashion designer and visual artist Eli Gold who is also known as Nyambo MasaMara, showed off his collection of colourful African prints called 'Migration Is Beautiful, Destroy All Borders', which is a call to embrace migration
Here's how societal deprivation is 'driving' Covid-19 ethnic disparities(Twitter/NHSProviders)
Here's how societal deprivation is 'driving' Covid-19 ethnic disparities(Twitter/NHSProviders)

Here's how societal deprivation is 'driving' Covid-19 ethnic disparities

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 06:36 PM IST
According to a new analysis, the driving factor for Covid-19 disproportionate infection rates, hospitalisation and deaths experienced by minority ethnic groups is due to deprivation among society at large
'Concrete Cowboy' series highlight Philadelphia's oldest Black cowboy culture(Twitter/NetflixSA)
'Concrete Cowboy' series highlight Philadelphia's oldest Black cowboy culture(Twitter/NetflixSA)

'Concrete Cowboy' series highlight Philadelphia's oldest Black cowboy culture

AP |
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 10:58 AM IST
  • Based on Gregory Neri's novel 'Ghetto Cowboy', Ricky Staub directorial 'Concrete Cowboy' is about African American riders in Philadelphia and the often unseen and persisting Black cowboy culture that is based around one of the oldest and last-remaining hardscrabble inner-city stables
Pope appoints first African American cardinal(Twitter/ameer_shirolkar)
Pope appoints first African American cardinal(Twitter/ameer_shirolkar)

Pope Francis appoints first African-American cardinal to make the Roman Catholic Church more inclusive

Vatican City | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 08:51 AM IST
To make the Roman Catholic Church more inclusive, transparent and more focused on defending the most vulnerable members of society after his death, Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals on Saturday including the first African-American
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