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Film Review: 100% Dakar – More than Art

Oct25

Dakar has long been hailed as a center of African visual arts since President Leopold Senghor hosted the World Festival of Negro Arts in 1966. More recently African Artists and art enthusiasts descend onto the city for the Dakar Biennale, a major exhibit of contemporary African art that happens every two years.

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Wives not cows: Uganda dowry fuels domestic violence

When Ugandan farmer’s daughter Rose Akurut became engaged to a man from a village far from her own, her parents could not be more thrilled. But the dowry she would bring — cows, goats and cash — soured the marriage and brought dark clouds over the partnership, a story repeated by many others in Uganda.

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Women for Expo – Albina Assis Pereira Africano: Angola shines a light on women for Expo 2015

Women in Angola are paramount to the functioning of society. As the main bearers of tradition, they shoulder their family’s education and social reproduction, making them central to the themes of food and nutrition. For this reason, they shall be major protagonists in the 2.010 m2 dedicated to Angola for their ‘self-built’ pavilion in Milan’s Universal Exposition next year. ‘Angolan women will be represented throughout our pavilion, from smallholder agriculture to high-level science and technology’, said Albina Assis Pereira Africano, Special Advisor to the President for Regional Affairs and General Commissioner of the Angola Pavillion, in an interview with Afronline.org. continue reading »

Angolan families return to their agricultural roots

While war took them from the fields, peace has allowed them to return to ‘grow together’ on land where crops have replaced land mines ‘planted’ by armed conflict.

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Sustaining Africa’s development by leveraging on climate change

Marrakech – Policy and development practitioners say Africa is at a development cross roads and argue that the continent — increasingly an attractive destination for economic and agriculture investment — should use the window of opportunity presented by a low carbon economy to implement new knowledge and information to transform the challenges posed by climate change into opportunities for social development. continue reading »

Zambia turns 50

Zambia, the country its young people fondly call “Zed,” is the next in a number of African countries to turn 50–they are the firstborns of the first wave of African countries to gain independence in the 1960s.

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