The Hungarian people speak the Magyar language. Many researchers have assumed that the Magyar people only recently arrived in the Carpathian Basin from Asia. This is not necessarily true for all the Magyar.
The Ethiopian state media has announced the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at the age of 57, after weeks of speculation about his health.
In a recent discussion with Monty Howell, elder son of Leonard P Howell, I told him that in any other country, his father, the philosopher and founder of the Rastafari Movement, would have been a hero. Indeed, Howell is a man of heroic proportions. His ideas and activities spawned a national and worldwide movement. Enveloped in the idea of Ethiopianism, the Rastafarian ideas and movement have played a critical role in the building of a national society in Jamaica. It has had profound influence in the area of music, literature and thought construction and industrial mission experiment at Pinnacle. The idea of Rastafari played a most powerful role in politics in Jamaica, from Ras Sam Brown’s role in elected politics to Michael Manley’s 1972 campaign with that “rod of correction”.
The Osun Osogbo River
Osogbo, capital of Osun State, is again agog, as tourists, culture enthusiasts and indigenes converged to celebrate the Osun Osogbo festival.
Nigerian immigrants face harrowing times in Israel
Thursday, August 16, 2012
By Albert Ohams
In what looks like a crackdown on immigrants in their country, Israel has started a massive deportation of Africans, comprising mainly Nigerians in what they called ‘operation clean up’. In the last few weeks, no fewer than 50 Nigerians have been deported from the Middle East country for reasons, ranging from what they termed illegal stay, work permit and other flimsy excuses.
A beautiful and colossal human sculpture is one of the latest cultural treasures unearthed by an international team at the Tayinat Archaeological Project (TAP) excavation site in southeastern Turkey. A large semi-circular column base, ornately decorated on one side, was also discovered. Both pieces are from a monumental gate complex that provided access to the upper citadel of Kunulua, capital of the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina (ca. 1000-738 BC).