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  Egyptologist and former Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass asserted that Afrocentric claims about the "Black origins" of ancient Egyptian civilization are "false and misleading", according to a statement published on Thursday, 20 June. Hawass made these comments in response to a Facebook post by Afrocentric advocate Professor Kaba Kamene that stirred controversy among Egyptians. In the post, which has now been deleted, Kamene shared a photo of himself with a group of Afrocentrists at Cairo's Egyptian Museum in Tahrir…