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Fri,18Apr2014

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I don't see a racial divide - Toya Delazy

Photo©Ross GarrettThe South African singer says that the gap in education is the country's most pressing problem. She talks to The Africa Report about looking for new musical talent and the role of women and youth.

 

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Let's empower young African artists - Angelique Kidjo

Photo©Charles Sykes/AP/SIPAAfrica must do more to protect and value its artists, says the star, who tells the story of her life in a new autobiography.

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Trend hunter - African stars in Hollywood

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won the best picture category at the Oscars, with Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o clinching the best supporting actress category. Photo©Mars DistributionAfrican cinema has finally started to knock loudly at the doors of Hollywood.

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Oforiatta-Ayim and Ghana's map of cultural thinkers

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim is planning a Ghanaian art space. Photo©Mantse AryeequayeThe returnee artist is looking to strengthen the country's creative networks and preserve past contributions. Writer, cultural historian, curator and filmmaker Nana Oforiatta-Ayim has been busy since 2012, when she returned to Ghana after a decade living in London.

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Cinema: Ghana-Nigeria collaboration sparks silver-screen revolution

in the past there have been few cinemas showing local films, but box offices are popping up ©Stephen Elleringmann/AIF-ReaWith demand for local-language movies, partnerships with Nigerian directors and actors and a new international film festival, Ghana's movie-making industry is growing fast.

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The music continues in 2014

Afrikan Boy. Photo©Hassan Hajjaj - Press ShotMali was the powerhouse of African music releases in 2013, and the momentum will carry on well into 2014 with a wealth of new recordings.

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New projects from directors who dared in 2013

Jahmil Qubeka, film director. Photo©Tebogo LETSIE/SUNDAY Times/GALLO images/GETTY imagesThe year 2013 saw African cinema explode out of its conservative shell as filmmakers began to challenge local customs and authority.

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