Art & Life

Sun,22Jan2017

Art & Life

Urban living: Streets ahead

Addis Ababa’s skyline shows a city on the up, but down below its citizens yearn for greenery. Photo©Zacharias AbubekerAs 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.

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Ghana: UNICEF improves child nutrition

File photo©ReutersBold 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.

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Film & Cinema: Tunisians defy censorship and win awards

A scene from much loved. Photo©All Rights ReservedThe 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.

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TV & Cinema: Pushing out beyond the comfort zone

Women’s Prison by Kamla Abu Zekry (Left), Mohamed Khan’s Factory Girls (Right Bottom) Nabil Ayouch’s Much Loved (Right Top). Photo©All Rights ReservedA new wave of North African filmmakers is defying moral conservatism to turn a candid lens on the harsh and disturbing realities of women's lives.

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Climate change: Scientists say time is running out to protect Africa's food supply

Photo©ReutersWithout 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.

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A day in the life of a Proud protector

Photo©Lee-Ann OlwagePatrolling on foot with the Black Mambas – a mainly female anti-poaching unit – Siphiwe Sithole helps preserve rhinos in South Africa's Balule Nature Reserve.

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Trend hunter: Queens of Kenya's tiny screen

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.

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