‘No meaningful development without emphasis on culture’

‘No meaningful development without emphasis on culture’

THE Ministry of Rural Development, Preservation and Promotion of National Culture and Heritage says the country will not achieve meaningful development unless it puts culture at the centre of its economic agenda. BY KHANYILE MLOTSHWA Speaking at the launch of...
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Ghana’s ‘faceless’ journalist using popular faces to promote peaceful polls

Ghana’s ‘faceless’ journalist using popular faces to promote peaceful polls

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Ghana votes in general elections in December this year. The electorate will be voting to elect a president and Members of Parliament (MPs) for the country’s 275 seat legislature. As the day draws close, different individuals...
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Winky D, Chipfumo for MECUF shutdown

Winky D, Chipfumo for MECUF shutdown

ZIMDANCEHALL sensation, Winky D will close this year’s edition of the Mashonaland East Cultural and Arts Festival (MECUF) at a gig to be held in Marondera on November 5. BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA The big festival, running concurrently with the Jeresarema-Mbende...
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Virginity testing ‘sacred’ but not a science

Virginity testing ‘sacred’ but not a science

An academic bursary awarded to young women who can prove that they are virgins has sparked debate in South Africa. What is virginity and is it possible to test for that? Africa Check sought medical advice. Researched by Lebohang Mojapelo...
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How the African American Museum Snagged Washington’s Best Real Estate

How the African American Museum Snagged Washington’s Best Real Estate

The director of the Smithsonian Institution’s newest museum used his wiles to reject obscure sites and land a spot near the White House. The new National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens on Saturday, September 24, rises...
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Moscow celebrates Sudanese art and culture

Moscow celebrates Sudanese art and culture

with REUTERS Moscow hosted a week-long exhibition of Sudanese art and culture as part of celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two nations. Sudan is also hoping to draw more tourists from Russia to help...
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Migrant crisis the focus in a globally acclaimed photo exhibition

Migrant crisis the focus in a globally acclaimed photo exhibition

The World Press Photo exhibition has opened in Budapest’s Museum of Ethnography. The jury selected the winning works from more than 80,000 pictures by photographers from all over the world. No surprise, the dominating theme this year was the global...
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Poet Tinashe savours Eve Kawadza duet

Poet Tinashe savours Eve Kawadza duet

AFTER premiering a piece which features Afro-jazz musician Eve Kawadza at this year’s Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo, poet Tinashe Tafirenyika — known simply as Tinashe — says the collaboration has inspired her to do more in her career. BY SINDISO...
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Ethiopians celebrate the Meskel religious festival

Ethiopians celebrate the Meskel religious festival

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Over 98,000 virgins participate in Swaziland’s Reed Dance ceremony

Over 98,000 virgins participate in Swaziland’s Reed Dance ceremony

Young Swazi maidens have been transported in excitement to Swaziland’s royal residence to commence the annual traditional chastity rite called Umhlanga or Reed Dance ceremony. According to officials overseeing the ceremony, over 98,000 maidens have registere...
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