World Jan 3, 2020

How African countries left their colonizers

A wave of sub-Saharan African countries became independent in the 1960s, 17 achieving self-rule from colonial Belgium, Britain and France in 1960 alone. Portugal's colonies would only break free in the 1970s and it took other nations, such as Eritrea, even longer to re-establish their ...

World / Science & Health Oct 29, 2019

Modern humanity's 'ancestral homeland' found in Botswana

Modern humans emerged 200,000 years ago in a region of northern Botswana, scientists claimed Monday, in what appeared to be the most precise location of mankind's "ancestral homeland" yet discovered. While it has long been known that anatomically modern humans — Homo sapiens — originated ...

Largest uncut diamond in recent history found in Botswana mine

World / Offbeat Apr 26, 2019

Largest uncut diamond in recent history found in Botswana mine

Lucara Diamond Corp. has unearthed the largest uncut diamond in recent history in its Karowe mine in Botswana, the Canadian company said on Thursday, beating its own record discovery from November 2015 that it struggled to sell for nearly two years. The 1,758-carat diamond, larger ...