Art & Life

Mon,19Feb2018

Art & Life

South Africa public broadcaster to play 90% local music

Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's public broadcaster will now play 90 percent local music content on its radio platforms after heavy lobbying from artists.

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Secrets of Ghana's sweet savannah

 Zaina is built in a vernacular style. Photo©ZaniaThe little-known Mole National Park in Ghana's north offers an intimate encounter with nature and the lives and stories of the nearby communities.

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Art: Ethiopia's capital listening

A visitor to AFA contemplates Workneh Bezu’s ethereal Angel Series I, part of ‘Addis Calling’. Photo©AFAA gallery has carved out its space in the changing Ethiopian capital and has ambitions as lofty as the cranes on the skyline for a new generation of artists.

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Uganda: Yellow fever claims 10 lives

Photo©Felipe Dana/AP/SIPAAt least 10 people have died from yellow fever in central Uganda's Masaka district, 120 kilometres west of the capital, Kampala, since the outbreak of the disease six weeks ago.

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Football: Ghana improves on FIFA ranking

Photo©ReutersGhana moved up three places and is now ranked third in Africa and 38th globally in the latest Coca-Cola Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) world rankings released on Thursday.

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South Africa MPs vote on Zuma impeachment

South Africans have become wary of their parliament's role in holding the executive account after a stinging ruling by the Constitutional Court last week.

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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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