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Stories about History

26 May 2015

What Africa Day Means to Africans and Friends of Africa

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity, when the leaders of 30 independent African states signed a founding charter in Ethiopia.

14 May 2015

A Japanese Town Wants UNESCO Recognition for Kamikaze Memorabilia

Before the young pilots flew to their deaths in WWII, many left behind letters and other artifacts. The town of Chiran wants them given UNESCO's "Memory of the World" status.

10 May 2015

How a Traditional African Game Spread Throughout the World

Rising Voices

An ancient strategy game enjoyed from the villages of the Sahel to the Mozambique Channel's fishing communities shows how intermingled Africa's cultures are.

3 May 2015

Bringing Peruvian History to Life on Public Transport

A group of Peruvian students has found a fun way to share biographical facts about national historical figures.

30 April 2015

In Eastern Turkey, Walking in the Shadow of Genocide

The Bridge

Widely commemorated globally, the centenary of the Armenian genocide was largely ignored inside Turkey—which makes missions like historian Ara Sarafian's tour of Turkey's Kurdish region all the more important.

28 April 2015

One Croatian Village's Memory Lives On, 71 Years After Nazis Destroyed It

On April 30, 1944, Nazi officers and other troops murdered an entire Croatian village. The Lipa Remembers Memorial Center is making sure no one forgets.

26 April 2015

American Artist Returns Stolen Sculptures to Nepal With Her Paintbrush

Kathmandu's temples fell victim to art thieves after the 1950s. American artist Joy Lynn Davis reimagines the sacred sites with their stolen statues returned in her paintings.

25 April 2015

Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorated in Egypt

Although Egypt does not recognise the Armenian Genocide, Egyptian Armenians marked the genocide's centennial in Cairo. Bloggers weigh in on the history and contribution of the community to modern-day Egypt.

23 April 2015

Remembering Armenian Genocide's 1.5 Million Victims ‘Is a Moral Obligation’

Global Voices attended the conference dedicated to the Centenary of the Armenian genocide which was held in Yerevan on April 22.

21 April 2015

Lebanon Celebrates its Armenian Heritage in Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

Lebanon was among the nations that welcomed Armenian refugees fleeing the genocide of 1915 and is now celebrating their rich contributions to Lebanese culture.

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