As 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.
Art & Life
- Friday, 18 March 2016 15:58
- Dasmani Laary
- West Africa
Bold 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.
- Friday, 11 March 2016 18:53
- Nadia Rabbaa
- North Africa
The 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.
- Monday, 07 March 2016 15:12
- Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Foundation
- North Africa
Without action to help farmers adjust to changing climate conditions, it will become impossible to grow some staple food crops in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, with maize, beans and bananas most at risk, researchers said on Monday.
- Thursday, 03 March 2016 15:29
- Josephine Opar
- East & Horn Africa
In Kenya a growing number of young women have channelled flaunting it into a business, harnessing Instagram and social media and brokering sponsorship deals for their selfies and short clips giving style, fashion and beauty inspiration.