Art & Life

Thu,30Mar2017

Art & Life

Orania, a South African country without colour

Photo©Pierre BoisseletA handful of men and women in Orania, a small town tucked away in the South African hinterlands, dream of a Christian, Dutch-speaking independent State. Orania is an only-white enclave created towards the end of apartheid in 1994.

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Music: Behind the scenes with Aar Maanta

Photos© All rights reserved Passionate about his people's struggle, the Somali-born British singer is working on his next EP, Somali Songs from the Diaspora 2

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Uganda MPs mull legalising prostitution to curb sexual offence rates

Ugandan legislators are spilt down the middle over the legalisation of prostitution, as they debate the Sexual Offences Amendment Bill, which seeks to curb the high sexual offence rates.

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Kenya: Festive frolics by the sea

Photos© www.thesandskenya.comIt's time to down tools and head for the beaches, water sports and historical charm of Kenya's coast

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Ethiopia seeks assistance as El Nino disaster widens

Donations are urgently needed to provide over 5.8 million people with water, nutrition and health and sanitation in drought-hit Ethiopia. Photo©ReutersAt least $1.4 billion is urgently required to meet the emergency needs of up 10.2 million Ethiopians affected by drought.

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Trend hunter: Nigeria's superheroes are coming

Photos© All rights reserved Since Comic-Con began in San Diego, California, in 1970, comic-book fan conventions have spread all over the world. Still, a few years ago Ayodele Elegba noticed that Nigeria's comic creatives had no outlet and, crucially, black comic characters were under-represented.

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Spoken word: Poetry’s cool in the desert

Photos© All rights reservedPerformance poetry has come out of the shadows in the Namibian capital, Windhoek

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