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Wed,23Jul2014

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Trendhunter: Slam on a rooftop Ethiopian restaurant in Dakar

From Dakar to Nairobi, an Africa-wide movement of slam poetry and spoken word sessions that is gaining momentum.

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Digital media - African bloggers compete for kudos

mike sharman and murray Legg, linking bloggers and brands. Photo©All Rights ReservedThe first African Blogger Awards pick out the continent's influential players in the online publishing game.

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Book Review: Claim No Easy Victories - The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral

Published for the 40th anniversary of Guinea-Bissauan revolutionary Amilcar Cabral's death, this book is a crucial link in the colonial liberation narrative.

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Brazil-Africa: Trans-Atlantic ties

2003 was a watershed for Brazil and Africa, when shared sorrows gave way to a shared brighter future. As the FIFA World Cup kicks off, we look at what Africa can learn from Brazil's experiences as a rapidly developing country.

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Travel: Rwanda's lakeside relaxation and mountain treks

From the mist-topped mountain peaks scattered throughout its north to the lush retreats bordering Lake Kivu, Rwanda is a land of fascinating variety.

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Art: Africa's time is now

Romuald Hazoumè’s Rat-Singer. Second to God at the Art14 fair in London. Photo©Luigi Petro/Demotix/CorbisWhile the Saatchi Gallery and Bonhams bring some of the finest African contemporary art to London this month, collecting fervor has also gripped the continent itself.

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Rwanda's past mingles with the future

Portraits of the victims, at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Photo©STEVE TERRILL/AFPVisiting the genocide memorial brings up historical mistakes and informs a new generation that seeks to stay connected to the past while moving forward.

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