Art & Life

Sat,20Dec2014

Art & Life

Ghana shuts down witches' camp

Alleged witches gather in Kukuo village, Northern Ghana Photo©Jane Hahn/ActionAidThe government of Ghana, in a historical move, has closed down one of the many witches' camps at Bonyasi, a community in Central Gonja District in the northern part of the country, housing suspected witches for years without trial.

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Ghana: Aids Commission Rebuts Famous HIV Campaigner Confession

A famous Ghanaian Aids activist, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah, has confessed lying about her HIV status, a claim the country's Aids Commission has strongly challenged, insisting there is enough evidence she tested positive for the virus in 2007.

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Ukraine: Shifting borders for African migrants

Refugees caught trying to enter the EU await their fate at a Mukachevo detention centre. Photo©YURIY DYACHYSHYN/AFPUkraine's porous borders make it a favoured entry point to the European Union (EU) for asylum seekers.

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Young Cameroonian inventor wins prestigious award

Arthur Zang. Photo©ScreenShot YouTubeArthur Zang, a young entrepreneur from Cameroon, was among this year's winners of the prestigious Rolex Awards for Enterprise for inventing what is perhaps Africa's first medical tablet.

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HIV/Aids: Put padlocks on your private parts - Museveni

Ugandan President Yoweri MuseveniUgandan President Yoweri Museveni says circumcision does not stop HIV and Aids and instead the youths should put "padlocks on their private parts".

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Health: Ethiopia seeks world record in mass HIV testing

Photo©ReutersMore than 3,300 Ethiopians on Sunday took part in voluntary HIV testing in what organisers hope is a record-breaking feat.

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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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