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Ethiopia’s Imperial Palace opened to the public after more than a century
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Arts and Culture Ethiopia’s Imperial Palace opened to the public after more than a century

Ethiopia’s 40-acre Imperial Palace compound that has housed the country’s leaders and the troops for over a century has remained shrouded from the public since its establishment in 1887 by Emperor Menelik II. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has however finally opened a portion of the compound to the public as a symbol of coming together and boost tourism.

Dangote donates $20m to The African Center to help change global narratives about Africa
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Arts and Culture Dangote donates $20m to The African Center to help change global narratives about Africa

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote donated $20 million to help change narratives about Africa in the world. The donation was made to The Africa Center in New York, towards reversing the trend of negative news on Africa. Funding is the greatest challenge for media startups in the Global South, and there is need for local and international donors to invest in sustaining and growing media organisations in their work.