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 getContinue 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 itsContinue reading “After wrangle, Mugabe to be buried in home village in Zimbabwe”

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,Continue reading “Jr. NBA Programs in Morocco, Rwanda Launch Today”

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 aboutContinue reading “South African Art Fair Relaunches As FNB Art Joburg”

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 affectedContinue reading “Xenophobia hub: Mozambique blasts South Africa, to repatriate citizens”

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 delegatesContinue reading “Opinion: Africa: Leapfrogging into the future”

New exhibition will showcase the best of SA & French comics and animation

‘The Art of Comics’ exhibition is on at the Johannesburg Art Gallery from September 19 until November 18 2019 The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), the French embassy in SA and the French Institute of SA are pleased to present The Art of Comics, an exciting new exhibition that showcases the fascinating worlds of SA comics and French bandesContinue reading “New exhibition will showcase the best of SA & French comics and animation”

Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards crowns the top comedian in SA – Here are all the winners

Johannesburg – The 9th annual Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards took place on Saturday 7 September in Johannesburg, and once again the show was one for the books.   The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City was filled with comedians and fans alike as everyone came together to honour the best of the best in SA comedy.   Besides bestowingContinue reading “Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards crowns the top comedian in SA – Here are all the winners”

Are African Artifacts Safer in Europe? Museum Conditions Revive Debate

BERLIN — Is Africa’s cultural heritage better off in Europe or in Africa? That is the question at the heart of a yearslong debate that has gripped museums in Europe, where many officials say they support the idea of repatriating artifacts, but worry that African museums cannot compare to state-of-the-art facilities in Britain, France orContinue reading “Are African Artifacts Safer in Europe? Museum Conditions Revive Debate”