Africa’s oldest boat set for exhibit in Nigeria

Africa’s oldest boat set for exhibit in Nigeria

After years of restoration work, Africa’s oldest boat will soon go on display. Nigerian Minister Mohammed Abare said this week that an 8,500-year-old canoe, found near the village of Dufuna some 30 years ago, is in the final stages of preparation before it goes on exhibit. It has been kept…

Mali: 19 people dead after canoe capsizes

Reportedly 19 people have died when an overcrowded canoe capsized in Mali, local authorities told AFP on Thursday. This is the second time such an incident occurred in the west African nation in four months. “19 people were killed, four are missing and 70 survived,” Oumar Sanke who work at…