Egypt

Egypt Releases its First Animated Feature Film at GIFF

After 20 years in the making, Egyptian producer Alabbas Bin Alabbas finally released Egypt’s first animated feature film ‘Al Fares w Al Amira’ or The Knight and the Princess at the 3rd edition of El Gouna International Film Festival (GIFF). The producer put the project on hold regularly over the last 17 years, because he would get recruited to producer TV series. Alabbas would use the profits … Continue reading Egypt Releases its First Animated Feature Film at GIFF

After wrangle, Mugabe to be buried in home village in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe announced on Thursday that ex-president Robert Mugabe would be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family, and no longer at a special mausoleum that was already under construction. The government said the family of the former leader, who died in Singapore on September 6 aged 95, “has expressed its desire to proceed with his burial in Zvimba”. “Government is … Continue reading After wrangle, Mugabe to be buried in home village in Zimbabwe

Sport

Jr. NBA Programs in Morocco, Rwanda Launch Today

The transformative power of basketball and the NBA’s mission to internationalize the sport and use it as a tool to boost third-world communities is on full display in the league’s new multi-year partnership.   The OCP Group (OCP)  a world-leader in the phosphate industry, and the NBA have joined together on a mission to expand Jr. NBA programs, teach life skills and build new basketball courts in Khouribga … Continue reading Jr. NBA Programs in Morocco, Rwanda Launch Today

Art

South African Art Fair Relaunches As FNB Art Joburg

The Johannesburg-based art fair gets a makeover after it was bought in June by its former director, Mandla Sibeko Last year, a group of six South African galleries, including Goodman Gallery, Stevenson and Blank Projects, decided to stop participating at the Joburg art fair and approached the FNB Joburg Art Fair’s then director, Mandla Sibeko about acquiring it and relaunching it. He agreed, taking over from … Continue reading South African Art Fair Relaunches As FNB Art Joburg

Culture

Xenophobia hub: Mozambique blasts South Africa, to repatriate citizens

September 10: Mozambique blasts SA xenophobia Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday commented on xenophobic incidents in neighbouring South Africa, issuing a stern condemnation of the acts. The privately-owned STV Noticias reported the president as saying over 500 Mozambicans lost their homes due to the violence. He also said the government had activated processes to repatriate affected nationals. Mozambique becomes the second African nation to do so. … Continue reading Xenophobia hub: Mozambique blasts South Africa, to repatriate citizens

Culture

Opinion: Africa: Leapfrogging into the future

Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) told delegates attending the African agriculture forum last week in Accra, Ghana that Africa was “leapfrogging into the future.” There is significant evidence supporting her statement as African countries recognize agriculture as the center of their development policy. The 2,800 delegates to the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), including 28 Ministers … Continue reading Opinion: Africa: Leapfrogging into the future