Latest African people Stories

2009-04-30 14:30:00

An international team of researchers has reported the largest-ever study of genetics in Africa that helps pinpoint where human evolution began.

2009-04-14 11:42:03

A French-led study has plotted African pygmies' ancestry, determining the pygmies' ancestors and neighboring farmers separated about 60,000 years ago. The researchers at the Pasteur Institute said all African Pygmies living in Central Africa descend from a unique population who lived around 20,000 years ago.

2009-04-10 08:56:48

All African Pygmies, inhabiting a large territory extending west-to-east along Central Africa, descend from a unique population who lived around 20,000 years ago, according to an international study led by researchers at the Institut Pasteur in Paris.

2009-02-06 08:35:00

Despite the great cultural, physical, and genetic diversity found amongst the numerous West Central African human populations that are collectively designated as "Pygmies," a report published online on February 5th in Current Biology

2008-10-21 15:00:07

The U.S. government Tuesday dropped charges against five Guantanamo detainees without prejudice, meaning they could be reinstated. Chief military prosecutor Col. Lawrence J. Morris said supervising lawyers had asked the Pentagon to withdraw the charges, The New York Times reported.

2008-09-25 12:00:18

South Africa's parliament Thursday appointed Kgalema Motlanthe, deputy president of the African National Congress, as the country's interim president. Motlanthe was sworn in and succeeds outgoing President Thabo Mbeki, who stepped down at the request of the ANC, CNN reported.

2008-09-21 09:00:12

Text of report by UK-based Zimbabwean news website Zimdaily.com on 20 September [Unattributed report: "Mbeki To Address Nation Sunday"] South African President Thabo Mbeki will address the nation after a special cabinet meeting Sunday [21 September], the government said, after Mbeki on Saturday [20 September] said he would accept calls for his resignation.

2008-09-03 06:00:16

By Roderick Conway Morris The "Birdwatchers" of the Chilean-born Marco Bechis's in- competition film are the well-heeled seekers after exotic flora and fauna, who come on visits to a comfortable ranch in Amazonia on the edge of a tract of "virgin" forest, through which a river lazily meanders, the natives appearing picturesquely on the banks.

2008-08-06 15:00:33

By CARDY, Tom A KIWI father-and-son writing team behind a film about champion weightlifter Precious McKenzie have landed a deal for a second film, a romantic adventure set in 19th century Fiji.

2008-07-23 15:00:57

By Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Jul. 23--The life of Nelson Mandela--marked by tragic injustice and transcendent heroism--may be too vast a subject to be encompassed by a single musical composition. But that did not stop Chicago composer-trumpeter Orbert Davis from attempting the Herculean task.

Word of the Day
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.