Art & Life

Sat,24Feb2018

Art & Life

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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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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