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The first Non Japanese Samurai was an African slave named Yasuke

According to Histoire Ecclesiastique Des Isles Et Royaumes Du Japon, written by François Solier of the Society of Jesus in 1627, Yasuke was a Muslim from Mozambique. Solier’s account may however have been an assumption, as it was written so long after the event and there is no surviving contemporary account that corroborates it.

African Food, Music & Folk Art | Athens | May 20-21

Nations from across the African continent will share their customs, culture and traditions at the 16th annual African Gastronomy, Music and Folk Art Festival. Angola, Ethiopia, South Africa, Seychelles, Morocco and Egypt are among the many African countries whose unique contributions to world culture festival-goers will be able to learn about and enjoy.

Will the UN decision force Israel to act?

He doesn't have much time left before he leaves office in a few weeks, but U.S. President Barack Obama got in one final, parting shot against Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in revenge for the latter's speech in Congress in March 2015.

On Dec. 23, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Genel Energy chair Tony Hayward 'to step down next year'

Tony Hayward, the former BP boss, is set to step down next year as chairman of Genel Energy, which he founded in 2011 and became the biggest oil and gas producer in Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), three sources close to the company said.

Today, Genel is struggling with a drop in oil prices, regional conflict and a large reserves downgrade.

Nikolic receives Angolan Armed Forces chief of general staff

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Friday received a delegation headed by the Angolan Armed Forces Chief of General Staff, General Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda.

Nikolic noted the bilateral cooperation between the two countries was exceptional and based on sincere friendship and understanding.

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