Art & Life

Fri,19Oct2018

Art & Life

ART & LIFE | Transportation: Electric avenue

The Djibouti-Addis Ababa trip takes just under 12 hours

From a trip of several days to one lasting a matter of hours, the Horn of Africa just got better connected thanks to the continent’s first cross-border electric train line

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ART & LIFE | Literature: Powering the word

FESTIVAL FIM DO CAMINHO
In Mozambique, poets, authors, journalists and activists are pushing to develop a new generation of Lusophone writing

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THEATRE: New rhythm in Lagos

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Once the sleepy backwater of Nigeria’s cultural space, contemporary theatre is staking its claim in the arts scene

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Nigerian weddings: The big Contract

A Yoruba bride dances during the traditional introduction to the groom’s family - Credit: ipinayo ade-akingboye/weddingsbyipinayo.com
The typical Nigerian wedding is a carnival of its own that has given rise to an informal micro-economy, as ever-industrious Nigerians look to make gains from happy days

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Kenya's matatus: rebels on the road

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Pimped to the max with bold graphics and outrageous accessories, Nairobi’s ‘flash matatus’ are the irrepressible, exuberant bad boys of Kenyan public transport

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Nigeria's musical legends of J-Town

 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDSometimes it just takes a spark to ignite a musical generation. This is the story of Jos, the Plateau State city that birthed a galaxy of stars for the Nigerian recording industry

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'The minds of the children are the future of Africa': Writers Elnathan John and Mahi Binebine on the importance of youth

Damien GrenonGive me the child for the first seven years, say  the Jesuits, and I will give you the man. For writers Elnathan John and Mahi Binebine, the future  of the continent depends on how it cradles its youth

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