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Tue,16Sep2014

Society and Culture

Ivorian artists and intellectuals in turmoil

A little more than three years ago 'the Battle of Abidjan' was raging and people were holed up in their homes, sick with fear. Today, life looks brighter.

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Africa's Beauty brands primped for profit

Middle-class East African women are increasingly sophisticated and demand quality cosmetic products to suit their lifestyles. Photo©Sven Torfinn/The New York Times-Redux-ReaEast Africa is one of the fastest-growing markets for beauty products and as tastes get more discerning local and international companies are cashing in.

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African Angles - No sorrow for Sarko

Former French President, Nicolas SarkozySchadenfreude sweeps a Cameroonian village as police question former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Culture, the albatross perpetuating stunting and malnutrition

Malagasy children eat at the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) school feeding initiative in Antananarivo, October 28, 2013. The WFP, in collaboration with partners, provide food assistance to poor children to support their access to education. Photo©ReutersFood, despite being the greatest opportunity for a healthy lifestyle, could become the greatest threat and cause of death, particularly across Africa.

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A festival that hoots at hunger

After 30 days of musical fasting the festival bursts into life©MyLoupe/UIG via Getty ImagesRich in sights, sounds and tastes, the traditional Homowo harvest festival provides an insight into Ga culture, in Ghana.

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Trendhunter: Burger bars for Jo'burgers

Courtesy photographBurger joints are going from strength to strength in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Author profile: In Koli Jean Bofane - Witch's brew

In Koli Jean Bofane, author. Photo©Pauline Beugnies/Out Of Focus for JAThe Congolese author has wielded both gun and pen in his eventful life. In his latest novel he draws the DRC's excesses into a heady concoction of humour and horror.

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