Art & Life

Sun,10Dec2017

Art & Life

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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Mother of all lootings: the Benin Bronzes

A visitor takes a look some of the African masks which are part of a collection belonging to French collectors Pierre and Claude Verite, Thursday, June 15, 2006 in Paris. The collection, which will be put on sale next week-end in Paris is estimated between 15 and 20 million euros, $19 million to $ 25 million. File Photo©Remy de la Mauviniere/AP/SIPAThe British punitive expedition of 1897 goes down in history as one of the darkest episodes of Britain's imperial past on the continent. It also unwittingly kick-started the european obsession with collecting African art and artefacts that has reached its apogee today.

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Antiquities: The long road home

Potential buyers come face to face with ancestral art at a pre-sale exhibition at Drouot in Paris. Photo©MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFPThe continued contentious trade of Africa's cultural heritage puts Western museums and galleries under fire as African collectors fight back.

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Reviews: Books from not so humble beginnings...

Photo©ReutersImbolo Mbue's debut novel, Behold the Dreamers became the most expensive African fiction manuscript after Random House paid a whopping million dollars for the US rights.

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Art beyond the gallery walls

Fabrice Monteiro’s The Prophecy was a highlight of Lagos Photo in biennale boom year 2015Okwui Enwezor was the name on everyone's lips in 2015 as he became the first African to curate the Venice Biennale.

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