Art & Life

Thu,27Nov2014

Art & Life

Cinema Black and white

Black director Zee Ntuli’s first film Hard to Get opened this year’s Durban film festival. Photo©NFVFA new fund and an incentive scheme will help redress the racial imbalance in South African film financing.

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Ghana: Cholera kills hundreds

Despite education campaigns, officials say it is baffling to see many people ignoring health warnings. File photo©ReutersA cholera outbreak in Ghana has claimed nearly 250 lives and infected more than 25,000 people since the beginning of the year, health officials said.

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Uganda's population registers a massive surge

Uganda's population has grown by 10.7 million in the last 12 years to 34.9 million, preliminary results of a recent census have revealed.

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Ghana: legislators under fire for suggesting adulterous women be stoned

Ghanaian legislator, Nelson Abudu Banni has incurred the wrath of the public for suggesting adulterous women must be punished by stoning or hanging.

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South Africa: Burial for TB Joshua church collapse victims under way

Several South African pilgrims died on September 12 when a building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations led by the preacher Temitope Balogun ‘TB’ Joshua collapsed in LagosSouth African families have begun burying their relatives who died in a church collapse in Nigeria two months ago, ending a long and painful wait.

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Ebola, a catastrophe that must never happen again

David Nabarro, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Ebola. Photo©UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeThe United Nations' first-ever public health mission, UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) was set up following the Ebola virus outbreak to deal with the pandemic. David Nabarro, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Ebola, discusses the UN's efforts to bring the virus under control.

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South Africa to spend over $2bn on HIV drugs in next two years

South Africa plans to spend $2.2 billion over two years to buy HIV/AIDS drugs for public hospitals, a government minister said on Monday, as a study shows the prevalence of the virus is rising.

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