Art & Life

Thu,01Sep2016

Art & Life

Wildlife and food security as drones keep watch

A hexacopter drone is flown during a drone demonstration at a farm and winery on potential use for board members of the National Corn Growers, Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Cordova, Md, U.S. Photo© Alex Brandon/AP/SIPADrones are being used in Africa today to track poachers, to gather vital agricultural information to help farmers with their crops, and as an intelligence tool to help the military anticipate and prepare against danger.

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Papa Wemba: A rumba ambassador with an angelic voice

The late Papa Wemba ©STR/AFPPopular singer Papa Wemba woke the world up to the urban sounds of Kinshasa and spawned the flamboyant dress style known as 'la sape'. The story of Papa Wemba's journey to superstardom reads like something from a work of fiction.

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Cape Town wins top travel award for Africa, Middle East

A Security officer stands guard at the W&A Water front restaurant and shopping mall area in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo©Schalk van Zuydam/AP/SIPASouth Africa's Cape Town has been voted the top city in Africa and the Middle East in the prestigious Travel and Leisure 2016 World's Best Awards.

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Zimbabwe ruling party says not moved by country 'shutdown'

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu PF party says it was not shaken by a massive job boycott that paralysed the country on Wednesday and vowed to crackdown on dissent.

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Unicef urges Uganda to reduce child deaths

Photo©Stephen Wandera/AP/SIPAThe United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has urged Uganda to invest in its poorest communities to reduce the deaths of children under the age of five as a way of achieving the world's sustainable development goals.

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Lagos – a hard city to live in, and even harder to die in - Bassey Ikpi

I heard the violently off-key choir of the church next door before I even considered opening my eyes. The static fuzz from the ancient PA system swirling through the apartment told me two things: I was awake and I was alive.

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Nigeria recruiting half a million teachers

Nigeria has started recruiting 500 000 teachers as part of an ambitious programme to curb unemployment in one of Africa's biggest economies.

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