Art & Life

Tue,21Oct2014

Art & Life

Culture:The beat goes on in Lagos, Nigeria

Afropolitan Vibes, the monthly roots music night at Freedom Park, where the palm wine flows. Photo©Andrew Esiebo/Panos-ReaWhether it's Fela, film or fiction, Nigeria's economic capital has a non-stop calendar of cultural events, but other cities have their offerings to the muses too.

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Education: Secondary considerations

Expanding secondary education is key to forming tomorrow's workers, civil servants and entrepreneurs.

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Football: Nigerian coach, Stephen Keshi will be back

Stephen Keshi. Photo©ReutersThe sword of Damocles dangles dangerously above the seat of Nigeria's national coach's seat. 

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Ebola: Dithering, then cash and action

Photo©DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFPThe sense of international crisis and impending doom caught up with the spread of the Ebola virus in mid-September.

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Health: Nigeria's tobacco-free ambition goes to the Senate

Photo©ReutersThe Nigerian senate is pushing for a ban on the manufacturing, consumption and promotion of tobacco in the West African country.

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Culture, the albatross perpetuating stunting and malnutrition

Malagasy children eat at the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) school feeding initiative in Antananarivo, October 28, 2013. The WFP, in collaboration with partners, provide food assistance to poor children to support their access to education. Photo©ReutersFood, despite being the greatest opportunity for a healthy lifestyle, could become the greatest threat and cause of death, particularly across Africa.

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Urbanisation: A roof over their heads

Companies are rolling out new options to meet the demand for affordable housing.

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