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Nigeria: Journalists, wives detained, another flees, CPJ says

Nigeria: Journalists, wives detained, another flees, CPJ says

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urges Nigerian authorities to immediately release two journalists who have been detained since Monday, and allow a third journalist who has fled and was hiding to return to his home and work freely. Reporter Aliyu Saleh and editor Musa Muhammad Awwal, both from Al-Mizun, a weekly Hausa-language newspaper, were […]

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Jessica Mbangeni’s full HD career

Jessica Mbangeni’s full HD career

South African-born Jessica Mbangeni’s career is on a full high definition mode, buoyed by the past three years’ positive developments, which include a flurry of contracts to showcase her talent overseas and the opening of a fashion design business. “I continue to listen to my inner voice, and I’m still in touch with myself despite […]

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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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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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