Tests show UK Quran manuscript is among world’s oldest – CNN.com – CNN

London (CNN)For years, the two parchment leaves covered in an elegant early form of Arabic script were misbound with leaves of a similar Quran manuscript dating from the late seventh century. Now, with the help of radiocarbon analysis, the two fragments have been shown to be decades older — which puts them among the oldest […]

UKTV’s Julia Jordan joins Havas Media Group UK – Campaignlive.co.uk – CampaignLive

She will lead the group’s specialist teams responsible for investment, digital, data and technology for clients. Jordan will also oversee Havas Media Group’s investment and trading teams, as well as the specialist digital brands: Affiperf (trading desk); Socialyse (social media buying and strategy); Ecselis (digital performance); Mobext (full service mobile); WebNarrative (user […]

Should the UK pay reparations to India? – BBC News – BBC News

Should the UK pay reparations to India? – BBC News – BBC News

When an Indian politician made the case for reparation payments from Britain, Indians responded in huge numbers An Indian politician’s passionate argument in favour of reparation payments from the UK to its former colonies has become an unusual hit, racking up half a million views on YouTube and prompting a vigorous debate online. It doesn’t […]

George Clooney wants to expose people who finance Africa’s conflicts—but it … – Quartz

Seven years after attempting to bring global attention to human rights violations in Darfur, Hollywood star, George Clooney, now wants to use his star power for a new cause: exposing financiers and profiteers of war and conflict in Africa The award-winning actor–along with the US human rights activist John Prendergast–announced an ambitious project to investigate […]

Being African: What does hair have to do with it? – BBC News – BBC News

Hair has become a political issue across Africa. Chemical relaxers, which straighten hair, have been popular for years. But while the look is seen by some as professional, others call it un-African. There’s a move away from relaxing hair – a journey the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani has made. Sundays were salon days when I was […]