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  • By Irene Gaitirira Published January 19, 2018 An annual report on Africa’s economic outlook that is said to be bridging ‘a critical knowledge gap on the diverse socio-economic realities of African economies through regular, rigorous, and comparative analysis’ has been launched. Launched in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, this flagship of the African Development Bank (AfDB) provides [...] The post African Ec...

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  • By Abdi Ali Published January 17, 2018 Four continents. 13 countries. 39 galleries. 400 artists. Works ranging from innovative studio pottery to bold, large-scale installations that push material boundaries and explore pressing social and environmental themes. This describes craft, an artform that is benefitting from a resurgence of artistic and economic interest around the world [...] The post He...

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  • By Khalifa Hemed Published January 16, 2018 Flights, hotels and official match tickets for FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia have been announced. Qatar Airways says it has a range of travel packages for fans ranging from Group matches to the Semi-Final and Final. To facilitate even more options for the event, Qatar Airways says [...] The post Travel Packages for 2018 FIFA World Cup Announced appeared ...

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  • By Ogova Ondego Published January 11, 2017 Kenya Airways is from October joining Ethiopian Airlines on direct flights from East Africa to the United States of America. Kenya’s national carrier, that has started selling tickets for the inaugural Nairobi-New York flight on October 28, 2018, says it is making it possible for one to have [...] The post Ticket Sales for Kenya-USA Daily Flights Start ap...

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  • By Daniella P Cohen Published January 9, 2018 Images of carnage dominate the annual World Press Photo competition exhibition. Prominently displayed at the entrance of the exhibit currently on display at the Eretz Israel Museum in the Israeli capital, Tel Aviv, is the photo-of-the-year, taken by Burhan Ozlibici, depicting the December 2016 assassination of Russia’s [...] The post Violence and Blood...

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  • By Khalifa Hemed Published January 4, 2018 A sports business event focusing on football is set to discuss club ownership, player welfare, coaching and football agents in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, February 19-20, 2018. The organisers of the event known as Football Africa Forum (FAF) say its aims are to become Africa’s biggest football-stakeholder and [...] The post African Football Forum...

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  • By Khalifa Hemed Published December 31, 2017 An event aimed at increasing the knowledge on national and international learning assessment programmes has ended in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Organised by UNESCO regional office in Dakar December 6-8, 2017, the meeting, known as Teaching and Learning Educators’ Network for Transformation (TALENT) brought together experts, academics and [...] The p...

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  • By Iminza Keboge Published December 24, 2017 When life hands you bitter lemon, so the sage have said, the wise turn its bitter taste into palatable sweet lemonade. This could be the description of a boy whose quest for formal education was cut short due to lack of resources for fees. But Robin Okeyo Mbera, [...] The post Using Stone to Reveal Mysteries of Life appeared first on ArtMatters.Info.

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  • By Halima Abdi Published December 22, 2017 Juliane Okot Bitek has won the 2017 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry. Bitek, who was born in Kenya of Ugandan parents before migrating to Canada, won the prize with her poetry collection titled 100 Days. It is based on the Rwandan genocide of 1994. “These brief, incantatory [...] The post Ugandan Wins Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry appeare...

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  • By James Wangombe Published December 19, 2017 A body to champion fashion issues has been set up in Kenya, a country whose growing fashion and creative industry continues to face serious challenges in regional and global expansion. The Kenya Fashion Council (KFC) has been set up by Kenya’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives in [...] The post Kenya Sets Up National Fashion Council appeared...

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  • By Khalifa Hemed Published December 18, 2017 Despite rising costs, 2018 is expected to be the fourth consecutive year of sustainable profits for airlines. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts global industry net profit to rise to US$38.4 Billion in 2018, an improvement from the US$34.5 Billion expected net profit in 2017. “These are [...] The post Airlines to Generate 38 Bi...

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  • By IminzaKeboge Published December 14, 2017 A rights body has accused authorities in Kenya of having failed to ‘prevent election-related sexual violence, properly investigate cases, hold attackers accountable, and ensure that survivors have access to comprehensive, quality, and timely post-rape care’. Human Rights Watch (HRW), in a report released in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on [...] The post ...

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  • By Abdi Ali Published December 14, 2017 More than one hundred 15- and 7-a-side rugby matches, 32 participating countries and 10 competitions is what is in store for rugby fans and players in Africa in 2018. Rugby Africa, that governs the sport across the continent, says the U20 Barthés Trophy will kick-off Rugby Africa’s competitions [...] The post Rugby Africa Releases Competition Schedule for 20...

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  • By Iminza Keboge Published December 10, 2017 South Africa is preparing to host a music festival that celebrates black artists over the 2018 New Year’s Eve weekend. The three-day event known as Afropunk International Festival is expected to bring visitors to the City of Gold from as far away as USA, Nigeria and Kenya. Afropunk, [...] The post Johannesburg to Host Afropunk International Festival app...

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  • By Boera Bisieri Published December 10, 2017 I am almost worn out from two early morning meetings when I enter a café for a quick cup of coffee. Point Zero Café along Posta Road off Kenyatta Avenue, a short distance past Nyayo House that serves as the headquarters of Nairobi City County, is not just [...] The post Café Serves Books, Conversation and Hot Coffee appeared first on ArtMatters.Info.

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  • By Ogova Ondego Published December 8, 2017 Emirates Airline has announced special fare for individuals and groups from Nairobi to selected destinations. The sale is on till December 13, 2017 for travel between now and March 21, 2018. While the ‘Individual offer’ is valid for travel in First, Business and Economy classes, the national airline [...] The post Christmas Holiday Packages Announced appe...

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  • By Abdi Ali Published December 7, 2017 Ethiopian authorities are abusing commercial spyware to monitor government critics both at home and abroad. A rights body, Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls upon Ethiopia to “cease digital attacks on activists and independent voices.” “The Ethiopian government has doubled down on its efforts to spy on its critics, [...] The post Ethiopia Accused of Abusive Digit...

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  • By Ogova Ondego Published December 5, 2017 Art from the streets of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, is about to invade and occupy Nairobi National Museum (NNM) not for 10, 15 or 20 but 36 days! Nairobi’s house of culture invites lovers of art to join the artists who make up the BSQ (short for The [...] The post Street Art Invades and Occupies Nairobi Museum appeared first on ArtMatters.Info.

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  • By Abdi Ali Published December 3, 2017 As rugby’s popularity and television viewing figures grow across Africa, the desire for African teams to win continental and international titles is also growing. This partly explains why six men’s teams from Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Tunisia and Zimbabwe have their focus trained on winning the 2018 Rugby Africa [...] The post Africa Focuses on Winning the 2019...

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  • By Ogova Ondego Published November 30, 2017 A business event aimed at ‘enhancing the quality of urban life through resident associations’ opens in Nairobi, Kenya, on December 1, 2017. Organised by Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA), the 2nd KARA Business Expo & Conference is expected to bring together exhibitors from government, private sector, civil [...] The post Nairobi and Madrid t...

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  • By Khalifa Hemed Published November 26, 2017 A rights body has accused Rwanda of using torture to extract confession from suspects. Human Rights Watch (HRW), in a 91-page report titled We Will Force You to Confess: Torture and Unlawful Military Detention in Rwanda, documents what it terms as unlawful detention in military camps and widespread [...] The post Rwandan Military Extracts Confessions Th...

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  • By Abdi Ali Published November 25, 2017 Kenya must end unlawful killing of people by police. Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls upon “President [Uhuru] Kenyatta and other government officials” to “condemn ongoing killing” of people in Kenya and “ensure there are thorough and independent investigations into such killings and the role of any armed groups [...] The post Rights Organisation Condemns Kenya...

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  • By Irene Gaitirira Published November 24, 2017 Britain’s Minister in charge of Africa is in Zimbabwe. Rory Stewart, who arrived in Harare, the capital of the troubled southern African country , on November 23, 2017, is expected to meet politicians, business representatives, human rights groups, and leaders of Non-Governmental Organisations and civil society. A statement [...] The post Britain’s Mi...

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  • By Iminza Keboge and AFP Services Published November 21, 2017 Though South Africa has lost its bid to host the 2023 World Rugby Cup to France, the profile of African rugby has never been higher. While the number of registered rugby players across Africa has jumped from 770000 to more than a million in 2016, [...] The post Is Africa the New Frontier for Rugby? appeared first on ArtMatters.Info.

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  • By Ogova Ondego Published November 17, 2017 Pamela Jelimo was the first Kenyan woman to win a Golden League Jackpot of US$1 Million for her sterling performance in women’s 800-metres race in 2008. But she vanished as fast as she had appeared, paving way to speculation on whether her performance was driven by banned performance-enhancement [...] The post Movie Platform to Focus on Sports, Love and ...

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  • By Abdi Ali Published November 14, 2017 “I like to imagine and paint what would happen to the subjects in my work if they had to work through different situations,” says the artist who kicked off his career as a photographer, sign-writer, and painter of calabashes. “Throughout this process, I look to strip apart the [...] The post Meet Demigods and Demagogues as You Appreciate the Arts appeared fi...

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  • By Abdi Ali Published November 12, 2017 A festival that styles itself as a ‘celebration of Mozambican literature and cinema’ shall be held in four locations on the edges of the rainforest and on the shores of the Indian Ocean in northern Mozambique. Organisers of the 4th Festival Fim do Caminho say the event that [...] The post 4th African Film and Literature Festival Prepares for Takeoff appeared...

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  • By Iminza Keboge Published November 9, 2017 Maimuna S Beli of Kano State in northern Nigeria has won the 2017 BBC Hausa Short Story Writing Award for Female Writers. Bai Kai Zuci Ba (Not from the heart), the story that won Maimuna Idris Sani Beli the award, revolves around a woman who is obsessed with [...] The post Winner of BBC Hausa Women’s Short Story Award Announced appeared first on ArtMatte...

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