Romeo Mputu: rising DRC star in South African galaxy

Romeo Mputu: rising DRC star in South African galaxy

There are many stars in the South African musical galaxy: talented but ignored, upcoming, rising but unsung, and the well-established. Congo Kinshasa-born Romeo Mputu belongs to the third category, where for some reason an abundance of talent has not been formally recognised or effectively polished. Nevertheless, the Johannesburg-based musician has been sailing smoothly, and rising […]

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Somalis journalists in Kenya persecuted by security forces, refugee policy, CPJ says

Somalis journalists in Kenya persecuted by security forces, refugee policy, CPJ says

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is shocked by the unfair and discriminatory treatment meted out to Somali refugee journalists by Kenya security services and the country’s Department of Refugee Affairs, which have ordered all Somali refugees living in Kenya’s urban centres to report to the Dadaab refugee camp. The Dadaab refugee camp already holds […]

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Senegal struggles to overcome illiteracy

Senegal struggles to overcome illiteracy

Senegal, like many countries in West Africa, has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world. And the problem is exacerbated by the ‘ills’ that infect Senegal education – the ills which successive governments, from Senghor to Diouf, via Wade and now Sall, seem unable to cure  despite identifying them. Senegal’s education ‘ills’ include […]

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Photography’s role vital to enrich media – MDDA

Photography’s role vital to enrich media – MDDA

Pictures tell a thousand stories and they have been telling them since the beginning of times. To live true to this statement, South Africa’s Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) hosted a panel discussion themed Photography as a Media Format in Newtown, Johannesburg. The aim, according to the agency CEO Lumko Mtimde, was to create […]

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Sylvia Glasser’s 'Tranceformations' moves stage, rewrites art history

Sylvia Glasser’s ‘Tranceformations’ moves stage, rewrites art history

Never a contemporary dance show has set a stage on fire and filled it with invisible and visible spirits like Sylvia Glasser’s Tranceformations did in South Africa. History and dance have met, and the encounter has not only revived ancient history but rewrote it in a very refined and comprehensive manner even historians themselves will […]

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Special features for South Africa’s new trains

Special features for South Africa’s new trains

South African new trains, to be used from 2015 onwards, will have Wi-fi, air conditioning, CCTV, route map, advertisement screens and facilities of access for people with disabilities, among others, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) revealed recently, announcing that the new trains will be manufactured by Gibela Rail Transportation. Gibela Rail Transportation, […]

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