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France's President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the New Africa-France 2021 Summit, in Montpellier, southern France, Oct. 8, 2021.

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that his country will return 26 African artworks — royal thrones, ceremonial altars, revered statues — to Benin later this month, part of France's long-promised plans to give back artwork taken from Africa during the colonial era.

Discussions have been under way for years on returning the artworks from the 19th century Dahomey Kingdom. Called the "Abomey Treasures," they currently are held in the Quai Branly Museum in Paris. The museum, near the Eiffel Tower, holds thousands of works from former French colonies.

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A child is inoculated with an Ebola vaccine in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, November 22, 2019

GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO —A case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the health minister said Friday, five months after the end of the most recent outbreak there.

It was not immediately known if the case was related to the 2018-20 outbreak that killed more than 2,200 people in eastern Congo, the second deadliest on record, or the flare-up that killed six this year.

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A Lion is seen at the Balule Nature Reserve, in northern Limpopo, Aug. 31, 2021. Lions are synonymous with the African Continent, but over the years their numbers have been decreasing.

At sunset, a buffalo calf's distressed grunts reverberate through the bush.

But it's a trick.

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A Huawei logo is seen at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai, Aug 27, 2021

ABUJA - Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei says it wants to train up to 3 million African youths to work with cutting-edge digital technology such as artificial intelligence. Already, Nigerian students who took part in a Huawei-sponsored information and communications technology (ICT) competition say the benefits, including possible job placements with the company, are enormous. But experts warn there could be potential negative impacts of China's growing tech influence in Africa.

Computer engineering finalist Muhammad Maihaja is set to graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria's Kaduna state in November.

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