Art & Life

Sat,25Oct2014

Art & Life

Education: Private solutions for public gaps

Learning by numbers: the low-cost schools depend on a large pupil base. Photo©Bridge International AcademiesChains of low-cost private schools are springing up from Kenya to South Africa.

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DR Congo: Activist to receive top European award

Winner of the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, Congolese gynecologist, Denis Mukwege Mukwege was also a front-runner for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Photo©ReutersCongolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege has landed Europe's top human rights after award after 16 years of campaigning to end the use of mass rape as a weapon of war, providing care for rape victims, and surviving an assassination attempt.

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Nigeria: 150 000 child deaths blamed on poor sanitation

File Photo©ReutersPoor sanitation in Nigerian communities has been blamed for the death of over 150,000 children each year.

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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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