Art & Life

Sun,26Jun2016

Art & Life

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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Ghana seeks to improve literacy

File Photo©SIMON HARRISON/AP/SIPAGhana's education ministry has distributed more than four million books in Ghanaian and English languages to improve reading performance of over 2.8 million early grade readers in public schools.

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Egypt's neighborhoods under the radar

A clothes trader returns to the street after fleeing from police with his merchandise. Jacquet Vinciane for TARA foray into the chaotic world of Cairo's street traders, threatened by the march of real-estate developers.

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Protests as South Africa's first black university celebrates 100 years

Fort Hare University's Nelson Mandela Faculty of Law building. Photo©Vysotsky/Wiki CommonsThe first South African university to accept black students, Fort Hare, celebrates its centenary this year, with Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, a former student, being part of celebrations on Friday, where he gave a speech.

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Food: There's more to life than jollof rice

Photo©All Rights ReservedFood bloggers are at the forefront of a new wave of creativity in the Nigerian kitchen.

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Cashing in on the beautiful game of Football

Fans of English football file out after watching arsenal v. ManUina Nairobi slum. Photo©Noor Khamis/ReutersHuge fan bases on the continent are causing English Premier League clubs to ramp up sponsorship deals with African brands.

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