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  • Malawi: Awilo Longomba Headlines Malawi Sand Music Festival

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2017/09/11 The organizers of the Sand Music Festival- Impact Events- have unveiled Congolese music legend Awilo Longombaas one of this year's festival international headliners. The festival returns this year from 27th to 29th October at Livingstonia Beach in Salima district.
  • Africa: Crafting an African Victory for the World

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/12 On May 25, 1963, Africans gathered in Addis Ababa to create the Organisation of African Unity, the precursor to today’s African Union. It stood tall in the minds of Africans who decided to unite for a common cause. It demonstrated our ability to set aside differences in order to make the world a better place. Presently, on 1 July 2017, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia will stand at the helm of the the World Health Organisation with the ambition to reform, transform and make world health and agile partner of economic transformation for the world.
  • Blazing The Trail With Coffee Culture In Cameroon

    CAMEROON, 2017/07/09 Hermine Tomaino Ndam Njoya is arguably Cameroon’s major coffee farmer. Her farm spans some 150 hectares, and she depends on the labour of a whole village to keep the farm alive. But what sets her apart is not just the size of her farm. What makes her different is that she is a woman excelling in a venture generally reserved for men. Growing up in her native Noun commune in Cameroon’s West Region, she saw her parents tend their coffee farm with great care. “So I fell in love with coffee,” she says, smacking her lips next a sip of the aromatic drink.
  • Long isolated, Africa’s Jewish ‘islands’ bridged by photographer’s lens

    JAPAN, 2016/07/25 The synagogues of emerging Jewish communities in Africa are often modest affairs at the end of bumpy dirt roads, communities which feel a historical or spiritual connection to Judaism, but are struggling to practice fully in their isolated conclaves. Judaism has always had a presence in North Africa, and later, in South Africa. But among this vast continent, dozens of new Jewish communities are beginning to reach out to the wider Jewish world. Some, like Ghana, believe they are historical descendants of Jewish traders in the Sahara. Others, in Uganda and Kenya, have felt a spiritual pull to Judaism. Photographer Jono David, 50, has attempted to capture intimate moments of small, emerging Jewish communities across Africa in 30 different nations and territories. An exhibition of some of those photos, The Children of Abraham and Sarah, is presently featured at Beit HaTfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, through December. It is part of an installation that as well includes Nina Pereg’s two videos, filmed at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, showing preparations to flip the holy site from a mosque to a synagogue and vice versa, during the two days each year at the same time as the whole complex is open to either Jews or Muslims.
  • Marrakech Biennale – The convergence point of art in Africa

    CASABLANCA, 2016/03/20 The event, first held in 2005, has this year drawn artists from the Arab world, the Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Minister Announces Construction of Museum in Luena

    ANGOLA, 2014/02/23 The Angolan minister of Culture Rosa Cruz e Silva Friday in Luena, eastern Moxico province, expressed her Ministry?s intention to build a Provincial Museum, with a view to preserving and disseminating the culture of the region. The minister was speaking at the inauguration of the Culture Home, unveiled by the Vice President of the Republic, Manuel Domingos Vicente. The official said the museum will increase the knowledge of the students and art lovers within and out of the province.