Art & Life

Thu,05May2016

Art & Life

Uganda: Yellow fever claims 10 lives

Photo©Felipe Dana/AP/SIPAAt least 10 people have died from yellow fever in central Uganda's Masaka district, 120 kilometres west of the capital, Kampala, since the outbreak of the disease six weeks ago.

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Football: Ghana improves on FIFA ranking

Photo©ReutersGhana moved up three places and is now ranked third in Africa and 38th globally in the latest Coca-Cola Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) world rankings released on Thursday.

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South Africa MPs vote on Zuma impeachment

South Africans have become wary of their parliament's role in holding the executive account after a stinging ruling by the Constitutional Court last week.

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Urban living: Streets ahead

Addis Ababa’s skyline shows a city on the up, but down below its citizens yearn for greenery. Photo©Zacharias AbubekerAs Africa's proudly burgeoning cities spawn skyscrapers and shopping malls, community spaces are being squeezed out. The Africa Report meets activists and artists who are reclaiming the streets and pumping life into the metropolis.

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Ghana: UNICEF improves child nutrition

File photo©ReutersBold interventions launched by the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in one of Ghana's poorest regions, Volta, has significantly reduced stunted growth incidents and improved nutrition among children and pregnant women, health officials reported.

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Film & Cinema: Tunisians defy censorship and win awards

A scene from much loved. Photo©All Rights ReservedThe November 2015 Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia showed there is a demand for more challenging and thought-provoking films, despite strong voices of disapproval in the region.

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TV & Cinema: Pushing out beyond the comfort zone

Women’s Prison by Kamla Abu Zekry (Left), Mohamed Khan’s Factory Girls (Right Bottom) Nabil Ayouch’s Much Loved (Right Top). Photo©All Rights ReservedA new wave of North African filmmakers is defying moral conservatism to turn a candid lens on the harsh and disturbing realities of women's lives.

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