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The Head Of The Great Bieri

WHAT IS BIERI? In the Fang tribe, wooden sculptures are made for the cult (a group of people who all believe deeply in the same thing, person, or ideal) worshipping ancestors, called the Bieri. These sculptures look like human people. The Fang tribe is from Gabon, which is on the

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The Controversy of Emperor Haile Selassie’s Statue

A seven-year debate surrounding the legacy of Ethiopia’s last emperor, Haile Selassie, has been put to rest; a commemorative statue has been erected outside the headquarters of the African Union (AU). Selassie has been the subject of contention since fellow Pan-Africanist, Kwame Nkrumah, had a monument dedicated to him in

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