Africa

Ken Nwandiogbu ‘Contemporealism’

Hyper real painting is given a contemporary African twist at The Brick Lane gallery with a show of work by Ken Nwadiogbu....

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Moroccan Pop: Hassan Hajjaj

Moroccan Roll: Hassan Hajjaj blends US, Arabic and London imagery in a pop art approach that is all his own...

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Life: Crawling Along for 3.2 Billion Years.

Life took hold on land 300 million years earlier than thought ...

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No Rain, No Rivers Flow? Ethiopia to Benefit from Climate Change

Climate change may help Ethiopia, and increase the country's access to water ...

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Sub Saharan Sexual Satisfaction Shocker

Sub-Saharan Africans satisfied with their sex lives; 18 percent rate them a perfect 10 ...

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Sand, Solitude, Space. Zakaria Wakrim: Amarg (Photography)

Zakaria Wakim's photography encounters the heart of solitude in the Sahara desert...

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The 700 Year Old Farming Method that may Mitigate Climate Chaos

Once again, science catches up with what traditional cultures knew all along...

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Dining out on Legba’s Feast (Vodun, The Lexington)

More than soulful, Vodun are spiritual. The heavy psych trio shift paradigms at the Lexington...

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Are you Ready for 11 Billion? World Population – Soon.

The primary driver of global population growth is a projected increase in the population of Africa. ...

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Bringing West Africa to South Sudan

In South Sudan, all of us were reminded of the African continent's sprawling size and rich diversity....

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Expanding Worlds : Across the Sheer Size of Africa

Like my wallet, I'm holding cultural currencies with bills from over twenty African nations. ...

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The Stoned Pygmy Story You Didn’t See Coming

The researchers noted that cannabis might not be the only recreational drug that protects against parasites....

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South Sudan : Towards Redemption, Towards Peace

They wanted peace, a chance to return to their homes....

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West Africa Redux : Twenty Kinds of Awesome in Africa

'whenever I mention Mali, Ghana, or Sierra Leone, the inevitable question is usually, "What was your favorite place?"'...

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Death on an Imagined Afternoon

One of the things I like most about Nigeria is that I’ve lost the sense of security that seems to pervade all of life in the United States....

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Lesotho Breaks, Lesotho Mends. Africa by Bike

'The longer that I’m on the bike, the more it becomes an extension of myself' ...

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Bicycling Lesotho : Headed North

Intentions of making it through Lesotho before the snows came have come to naught....

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Did Ebola Come From Bats?

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa may have originated from contact between humans and virus-infected bats...

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Hills, Wind and Rain

After surviving two days of these winds to finally crawl into Hermanus, I'm extra cautious. I respect the winds. Nay, I fear them. Cycling essay, Lesotho...

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Cast of Characters : The Kid [South Africa]

The simplicity that exists in the Andy Griffith Show or maybe Leave it to Beaver still exists in the small town life in the Cape...

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Cast of Characters : The Mad Cop [Lesotho]

Tattooed on his meaty forearm was a swastika, black, encircled in blood red. He could wrap his hand around my forearm....

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Terry Riley and Africa Express at Tate Modern [Film]

Tate Modern and Africa Express present Terry Riley’s In C Mali is released online on 27 November at The Space...

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Julian Bahula [African National Congress] : Interview

When Julian Bahula tells you music contains the power of revolution, that it is “a weapon for the struggle,” you believe him....

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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Passes! Africa by Bike

The longer I'm on the bike, the more existential the ride seems to get....

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Lost in Lesotho

For a time, I thought about hitching my way back up to Ha Lejone, to save my pride and deny that Lesotho had truly beaten me....

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Make the Money, Change the Game [Part 2]

There's little to prepare you for paying for a drink and getting your change in three different currencies....

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Images of Africa

Images of Africa. Jyoti Bindu steers wide of the politics and brings the pictures....

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Staff Benda Bilili : Union Chapel

The music they play is infectious – danceable, catchy, beautiful to listen to. Put them in a stunning building in North London and what could go wrong?...

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Make the Money, Change the Game

If one had to buy diesel for a car or generator, it was best to buy in the morning, prices could increase many times over by afternoon....

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Naked from the Waist Down

'No matter how well prepared you are, you can’t predict all the uncertainties.' A half-naked man proves a metaphor for travel in Africa....

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