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  • Lose Yourself in the Wondrous Temple of Colour and Patterns
    By Abdi Ali Published July 13, 2017 The long awaited art exhibition inviting visitors of all ages to explore the space – and themselves – via a maze of geometric patterns, unpredictable corridors and bold colours is a day away. The show, a labyrinth of zigzag paths, winding walls and suspended shapes covered with geometric [...] The post Lose Yourself in the Wondrous Temple of Colour and Patterns ...
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  • East African Governments Fight Immorality
    By Boera Bisieri Published July 11, 2017 Have you noticed just how self-righteous we East Africans have become? Holier than thou; is that not what they call it? From Burundi to Kenya and Uganda to Tanzania, the East African Community appears to be on a mission to moralise society. The trend of leaders of East [...] The post East African Governments Fight Immorality appeared first on ArtMatters.Inf...
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  • Uganda Cracks the Whip on In-Decent Dressing and Exhibitionism
    By Iminza Keboge Published July 8, 2017 Uganda is set on disciplining any civil servant who wears any outfit that shows body parts–cleavage, butt crack, navel, thighs, knees, the back–and underwear. The Ministry of Public Service has issued guidelines on the dress code that require non-uniformed female and male public servants not to wear any [...] The post Uganda Cracks the Whip on In-Decent Dres...
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  • Patients and Medical Doctors Should Avoid Inappropriate Relationships
    By OgovaOndego Published July 7, 2017 At the mention of the word ‘medic’ or ‘doctor’, beads of cold sweat form on Naliaka’s brow. She says she has had a difficult relationship with medics right from her adolescence. But why would that be the case? She says a doctor tried to sexually assault her in the [...] The post Patients and Medical Doctors Should Avoid Inappropriate Relationships appeared fir...
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  • Shapes and Colours to Delight Your Senses
    By Abdi Ali Published July 4, 2017 A bold, bright labyrinth of narrow corridors, open spaces, suspended shapes, mirrors and eye-popping patterns invites you back to the wonder and positivity of childhood, and challenges you to search for geometric anomalies and inconsistencies in its design. With walls of different heights, passageways of different widths, enclosed [...] The post Shapes and Colour...
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  • Television Series Takes In-Depth Look At Africa’s History
    By Khalifa Hemed Published July 1, 2017 Television viewers around the world shall every Saturday and Sunday for two months watch an eight-part series of African history. The programme, titled The History of Africa with Zeinab Badawi, begins on July 1, 2017 and runs for eight weeks on BBC World News (DStv 400) every Saturday [...] The post Television Series Takes In-Depth Look At Africa’s History a...
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  • Movie Content Markets to Open in Zanzibar and Nigeria
    By Ogova Ondego Published June 30, 2017 A market specialising in film, television and digital content distribution and co-production that closed shop in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, in 2010 citing lack of support, is set to open a franchise in Nigeria in West Africa and Zanzibar in East Africa. DISCOP markets says it is adding [...] The post Movie Content Markets to Open in Zanzibar and Nigeria ap...
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  • Kenya’s Travel and Tourism Sector on Steady Growth
    By Apolinari Tairo Published June 27, 2017 Kenya’s travel and tourism sector is expected to grow at the rate of 6% annually over the next decade. World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) says that the economic value of the business and leisure travel sector accounts for 10% of Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is [...] The post Kenya’s Travel and Tourism Sector on Steady Growth appeared f...
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  • Most Expensive Cities for Expatriates in Africa Revealed
    By Abdi Ali Published June 25, 2017 The capital city of Angola, Luanda, is the most expensive place in the world to work and live in in 2017. Mercer, a global consulting firm, ranks Luanda as the most expensive and Tunisia’s Tunis as the least expensive locations, respectively, for working abroad in terms of the [...] The post Most Expensive Cities for Expatriates in Africa Revealed appeared first...
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  • Commonwealth Writers Invites Poetry and Nonfiction Submissions
    By Iminza Keboge Published June 22, 2017 Commonwealth Writers invites poetry and nonfiction writing in English from writers in the Commonwealth countries for publication in the 2017–2018 period. The deadline for receiving manuscripts is July 3, 2017 at 11:59 PM (any time zone). Saying it is “looking to select a broad range of writers, particularly [...] The post Commonwealth Writers Invites Poetry...
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  • Music Idol Declares Taarab as Forbidden, Switches to Farming
    By Ogova Ondego Published June 22, 2017 When he took a break from his routine entertainment calendar in order to devote his time to worship, meditation and reflection during the annual period of fasting  known as Ramadhan in June 2016, his fans waited with bated breath for the fast to end so their idol could return [...] The post Music Idol Declares Taarab as Forbidden, Switches to Farming appeare...
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  • Lack of Education and Mismatched Skills Hinder Africa’s Development
    By Irene Gaitirira Published June 16, 2017 Lack of education and mismatched skills are major causes of rising numbers of unemployment across Africa. The African Union Commission cautions that unless this problem is addressed the future of Africa’s economic growth is in jeopardy. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, contends that [...] The post Lack of Education...
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  • Gospel Music Awards Presentation Leaves Tongues Wagging
    By Boera Bisieri with Ogova Ondego Published June 13, 2017 The 12th annual Groove Awards that recognises Gospel artists came and went on June 1, 2017, leaving tongues wagging. While Milele FM retained its award—the Gospel Radio Show of the Year it has been winning since 2011—its presenter, Eva Mwalili, kept the Radio Presenter of [...] The post Gospel Music Awards Presentation Leaves Tongues Waggi...
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  • Art Show Grapples With Multiple Meanings of Nairobi
    By Abdi Ali Published June 8, 2017 What comes to mind when someone mentions ‘Nairobi’? Do you see Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Times Tower or lions from Nairobi National Park lying on Lang’ata Road and blocking peak hour traffic as giraffes lazily and leisurely graze in the streets? Or do you see labourers walking out [...] The post Art Show Grapples With Multiple Meanings of Nairob...
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  • Woman-Focused Radio Programme for Hausa Listeners Unveiled
    By Iminza Keboge Published June 7, 2017 A radio programme aimed at giving Hausa-speaking women a voice to challenge long-held assumptions about their place in modern society has been launched. The programme, known as Adikon Zamani (Contemporary Veil), is the initiative of BBC Hausa Service that says shall “highlight the day-to-day challenges facing women in the [...] The post Woman-Focused Radio P...
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  • Travel Across Africa in 160 Minutes
    By Ogova Ondego Published June 6, 2017 How can you travel and appreciate people, cultures and creativity across Africa inexpensively? Buy the third collection of short movies on a DVD titled Short(s) of Africa in English, Afrique tous courts in French or Afrika kort en krachtig in Dutch for €12 and watch it in 160 minutes and [...] The post Travel Across Africa in 160 Minutes appeared first on Art...
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  • Outrage over Missing Marks in Public Universities in Kenya
    By Boera Bisieri Published June 6, 2017 Having completed her studies at University of Nairobi in April, Jane N was all set for graduation in five months. However, just before graduation in September, she realised she could not graduate as her marks for a study unit were missing. Desperate, she started following up the matter [...] The post Outrage over Missing Marks in Public Universities in Kenya...
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  • British Book Charity Steps Up Support for South Sudan
    By Irene Gaitirira Published June 2, 2017 A British book-donation and library-development charity has dispatched 3470 books to South Sudan that is experiencing socio-political instability, famine and displacement. Book Aid International, that says it works with libraries, schools, hospitals, Non-Governmental Organisations and other partners to ensure that the books it sends reach those who are [.....
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  • Artist Residency Programme Invites Applications as Nairobi Feasts on Korean Films and Art
    By Abdi Ali Published May 30, 2017 A Nigerian art initiative invites painters to apply for its inaugural international artist residency programme. The Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), operating out of the Ogun State capital, Abeokuta, in south-western Nigeria, says the call for application is open and closes 60 days ahead of the [...] The post Artist Residency Programme Invi...
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  • Nairobi to Celebrate the Father of African Cinema
    By Iminza Keboge Published May 28, 2017 A film that celebrates pan-Africanism through cultural empowerment shall be screened and discussed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. SEMBENE!, a documentary by Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman on the life of Ousmane Sembene, the late Senegalse writer and moviemaker, shall be shown at Pawa 254 in Nairobi on [...] The post Nairobi to Celebrate the Father of Afr...
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  • Emirates Postpones Third Nairobi Daily Flight as Ethiopian Flies to Singapore and China
    By Iminza Keboge Published May 27, 2017 Dubai’s Emirates Airline has delayed its third daily in and out of Nairobi flight by a month while Ethiopian Airlines is set to launch two flights to Singapore and China. Instead of commencing its third daily flight in and out of the Kenyan capital on June 1 as [...] The post Emirates Postpones Third Nairobi Daily Flight as Ethiopian Flies to Singapore and C...
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  • New Hotel to Attract Affluent Travellers to Zanzibar
    By Khalifa Hemed Published May 24, 2017 An an all-suite and villa resort with luxuriously-appointed spaces is set to open on the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar in 2021. Known as The Ritz-Carlton Zanzibar, the hotel to be operated by Marriott International of the United States of America is expected to attract the affluent traveller [...] The post New Hotel to Attract Affluent Travellers to Zanzib...
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  • Technological Advancement Disrupts Consumers’ Lives
    By Boera Bisieri Published May 20, 2017 I gave a good friend a visit in his office recently and found his usually meticulously neat desk in a mess. The poor guy was hopelessly looking for one of the works he had written in 2004 that he wanted to revise for publication. After a long futile [...] The post Technological Advancement Disrupts Consumers’ Lives appeared first on ArtMatters.Info.
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  • Exhibition by Controversial Artists Aborts
    By Iminza Keboge Published May 18, 2017 An art exhibition meant to mark the International Museum Day has failed to take off in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, after the paintings were declared as being ‘too graphic for children’. Painters Michael Soi, Patrick Mukabi and Joseph Bertiers had been invited by the International Council of Museums [...] The post Exhibition by Controversial Artists Aborts a...
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  • Festival Serves ‘The Very Best of Nollywood’ Movies
    By Khalifa Hemed Published May 17, 2017 The fifth annual edition of a film festival dedicated to Nigerian movies has wound up in the French capital, Paris, with the Public Choice Award going to two very different films that both left an indelible mark on the Nollywood cinema landscape in 2016. THE WEDDING PARTY, a [...] The post Festival Serves ‘The Very Best of Nollywood’ Movies appeared first on...
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  • UN Calls for Speed Management on Roads to Save Lives
    By Khalifa Hemed Published May 15, 2017 Excessive speed is the main reason behind road traffic injuries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) of the United Nations says the majority of deaths occur among males and the younger and economically active age groups (15–44 years), with serious implications for health and development. RELATED:Will the ‘Decade of [...] The post UN Calls for Speed Managemen...
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  • Artists in Residency Programme Picks ‘Extraordinarily Talented’ Africans
    By Iminza Keboge Published May 12, 2017 Seven artists from Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa have been selected for the Artists in Residency (AIR) programme. The artists–Mshai Mwangola (Kenya), Doreen Baingana (Uganda), Leila Abouleta (Sudan), Mark Gevisser and Njabulo Ndebele (South Africa) and Godfried Donkor and Yaba Badoe (Ghana/UK)–who are described as being ‘highly [...] The post Artists...

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