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Chad’s ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced with graffiti

Chad’s ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced with graffiti

Ancient cave paintings at a world heritage site in the Sahara desert have been defaced with graffiti, Chad’s minister of culture has told the BBC. The graffiti drawn on the paintings, which are about 8,000 years old, was “a tragedy… offensive to the whole history and memory of Chad,” Mahamat Saleh Haroun said. Vandals scrawled […]

Right or Wrong? 10 Popular Terms Ghanaians Use Daily

Right or Wrong? 10 Popular Terms Ghanaians Use Daily

This is Ghana! A country of great culture, heritage, and tradition. Where names and terms are given to things differently from what they are in other parts of the world. Every first timer in Ghana is more than likely going to experience a few difficulties in understanding these terms. However, after a few days of […]

Jacinta Raquel Felipe – Angolan Hyperealist Artist Making Waves

Jacinta Raquel Felipe – Angolan Hyperealist Artist Making Waves

Jacinta Raquel Felipe is a female hyper realist artist based in Angola. Her artwork has garnered quite an audience. See some of her remarkable drawings, which have left many on social media in awe. When it comes to hyper-realistic drawings from the continent, names such as Babajide Olatunji, Kelvin Okafor, Martin Lawrence Akande, Oresegun Olumide […]

South African film delves into forbidden territory

South African film delves into forbidden territory

“An uncircumcised Xhosa man is a contradiction of in terms, for he is not considered a man at all, but a boy.” The words of late South African president Nelson Mandela in “Long Walk to Freedom” preface the reverence and gravity placed upon “ulwaluko,” the initiation male Xhosa youths must face on their road to […]

The Wodaabe men competing for love in the deserts of Chad

The Wodaabe men competing for love in the deserts of Chad

How the men of Chad’s Wodaabe culture put on their make-up and don their best clothes to impress would-be brides at a week-long festival. Wodaabe men perform the “Yaake” ritual dance as part of the Gerewol, a week-long courtship ceremony in Chad. It must be one of the only African cultures which allows girls to […]

Contemporary art brings life to Cairo’s City of the Dead

Contemporary art brings life to Cairo’s City of the Dead

A girl walks in front of a graffiti painted on the wall of a house located inside the 15th-century complex built by Mameluk Sultan al-Ashraf Qaitbey, in Cairo’s City of the Dead. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh On a winding road leading into Cairo’s City of the Dead, a cartoon mouse with round ears and green eyes […]

Tanzania’s Sauti Za Busara Festival Ends With a Bang

Tanzania’s Sauti Za Busara Festival Ends With a Bang

Veteran Highlife vocalist and songwriter Pat Thomas flew into Zanzibar from Ghana, with the Kwashibu Area Band on Saturday and gave a thrilling performance before boarding the flight back to Ghana the following day. They have an appointment in Ghana today, which couldn’t be missed, Thomas said. All-the-same, they couldn’t miss the opportunity to perform […]

Please Help Child Marriages Are Destroying our Kids’ Future

Please Help Child Marriages Are Destroying our Kids’ Future

In Zimbabwe, as in other countries, Friday marks the start of an official 16-day campaign against gender violence, which mainly targets women and girls. Activists in Zimbabwe are concentrating on early marriage, a practice that remains very common despite the Constitutional Court declaring it illegal this year. Official statistics released this week say about 5,000 […]

The Orchid: Chapter 4

The Orchid: Chapter 4

Chapter 4 I am In the interrogation room. There is a light above me and this place is hot as hell. I am sweating in this maxi dress, my shoes are on the table and make up I had on is wearing off. I want to cry, but why? Why should I cry! I am […]

The Orchid: Chapter 3

The Orchid: Chapter 3

Chapter 3 I am shaking in my boots. I have no idea where we are going and how I will be recieved where we are going. He is driving, he looks so calm and collected, and me? I am nervous and anxious. He looks at me like i am something to eat. The way he […]

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