Science and Technology : South Africa's new human ancestor sparks race row

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    South Africa's new human ancestor sparks race row



    Johannesburg (AFP) - Some prominent South Africans have dismissed the discovery of a new human ancestor as a racist theory designed to cast Africans as "subhuman", an opinion that resonates in a country deeply bruised by apartheid.

    "No one will dig old monkey bones to back up a theory that I was once a baboon. Sorry," said Zwelinzima Vavi, former general secretary of the powerful trade union group Cosatu, a faithful ally of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ...



    http://news.yahoo.com/south-africas-human-ancestor-sparks-racial-row-064311102.html

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    The skeleton of Homo Naledi, a newly discovered human ancestor displayed during the unveiling of the discovery in Maropeng on September 10, 2015 (AFP Photo/Stefan Heunis)


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