Art & Life

Sat,06Feb2016

Art & Life

I don't like Lagos, I'd rather live in a treehouse somewhere - A. Igoni Barrett

A. Igoni Barret. Photo©Tom Saater for TARA. Igoni Barrett is an icon for young black writers looking to find their own voice. With his new novel his crusade is to raise up popular fiction.

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South Africa group seeks ban on corporal punishment of children

File photo©ReutersLeading child rights organisations in South Africa have asked the government to amend legislation to prohibit the use of spanking in the home.

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Lion population discovered at Ethiopian park

A pride of 200 lions has been spotted at an Ethiopian nature reserve where it was previously believed that the wild cats had become extinct due to widespread poaching.

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Drones? No pilot, no problem

Photo©Foster Partners Engineers are due to break ground on the world's first civilian cargo drone station in Rwanda in 2016.

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Health: New malaria threats call for extra vigilance

As Guinea entered the final countdown to be classed Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in late 2015, scientists were already warning of new threats to the continent's fragile healthcare systems.

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Zimbabwe most corrupt country in southern Africa, Botswana Africa's least corrupt

Zimbabwe is the most corrupt country in southern Africa, with neighbouring Botswana ranking as Africa's least corrupt country, the latest graft perception survey by Transparency International has revealed. South Africa's score remains unchanged.

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Ghana ranked seventh least corrupt in Africa

Transparency International has ranked Ghana as the 56th least corrupt country in an index with 168 countries from across the world.

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