Art & Life

Mon,25May2015

Art & Life

Writing, an act of resistance

In his new book, the gay Moroccan author explores how a society famed for its freedom still harbours prejudice.

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Day in a life: An Ebola survivor's tale

Lafayette Vinton, 34, has been a preacher in Monrovia for more than a decade. Since surviving Ebola his sermons have taken on a new message – and importance.

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Ghana, a place for African-Americans to resettle

US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, at the door of no return at Cape Coast castle. Photo©ReutersAfter passing the "Right of Abode" law, which grants African Americans an indefinite "right to stay," Ghana became the first to open its doors to people of African descent to settle in the country. African-Americans and some Caribbeans have slowly trickled back but the process of obtaining a permanent resident status is long and frustrating.

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Tourism: Paths less trodden in Egypt

3alganoob music festival. Photo©Mayada WadnomiryMusic festivals are a new attraction, drawing in an alternate group of tourists both local and foreign.

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Tourism: Cairo waits for the big spenders

Photo©Dana Smillie/Polaris/StarfaceEgypt's government says the tourists are back, but down on the street, in the souks and resorts The Africa Report heard a different story. If fewer Chinese-made pharoah heads are being sold, however, new tourism opportunities are opening up.

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Kenya: Solar panels in exchange for tree planting

Photo©ReutersIn an effort to reverse tree losses in the Nyeri Forest, an environmental initiative has turned to an unusual barter system, offering chickens, goats or solar panels in exchange for tree planting.

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Trend Hunter: Market's feed Jo'burg's foodies

Photo©1FOXFor years, specialist food markets have kept hipsters busy on Sunday mornings in Europe and the US, and the ritual is taking off in Johannesburg.

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