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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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Africa's multi-billion dollar haircare industry

Photo©ReutersWhile still largely based in the informal economy, the African haircare business has become a multi-billion dollar industry that stretches to China and India and has drawn global giants such as L'Oreal and Unilever.

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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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