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  • Memorial Prize for African Artists Launched

    By Abdi Ali Published March 23, 2017 A prize for African artists has been unveiled in memory of a former head of a European cultural agency in West Africa who perished in a terrorist attack in 2016. The award, known as Henrike Grohs Prize for African Artists, and worth €20000, the initiative of Goethe-Institut (GI) [...] The post Memorial Prize for African Artists Launched appeared first on ArtMat...

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  • Nairobi to Host Africa’s Tallest Building

    By Irene Gaitirira Published March 20, 2017 The construction of what is touted as being the tallest building in Africa commences in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, in April 2017. The mixed-use development known as Hass Towers that will stand some 330 metres high in Nairobi’s Upper Hill district, shall be owned by a Dubai family [...] The post Nairobi to Host Africa’s Tallest Building appeared first o...

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  • Global Art Competition Invites Your Work

    By Iminza Keboge Published March 18, 2017 Dear artist, have you entered your work for Art Olympia 2017 contest? The deadline for doing so is March 31, 2017.And that is just 11 days away from today. I guess you want to hear more about this biennial international open art contest that is scheduled for Tokyo, [...] The post Global Art Competition Invites Your Work appeared first on ArtMatters.Info.

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  • BBC Hausa Service Celebrates 60 Years of Broadcasting

    By Khalifa Hemed Published March 17, 2017 A broadcast service that has over the past 60 years remained “a source of trusted and impartial news to millions of people in Nigeria” and the Diaspora celebrates its Diamond Jubilee from March 21, 2017. The service, known as BBC Hausa and that reaches an estimated 23.3 million [...] The post BBC Hausa Service Celebrates 60 Years of Broadcasting appeared f...

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  • World’s Top 100 Cities with the Highest Quality of Living Unveiled

    By Irene Gaitirira Published March 16, 2017 Western European cities, led by Austria’s Vienna, enjoy some of the highest quality of living and best infrastructure in the world. The 19th annual Quality of Living survey by Mercer, a global consulting firm in talent, health, retirement and investment, lists Vienna in the top spot, followed by [...] The post World’s Top 100 Cities with the Highest Qual...

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  • Africa to Collect US$2 Billion from Casino Gambling

    By Abdi Ali Published March 15, 2017 Gross casino gambling revenues in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are set to hit the US$1.8 billion mark in 2019, up from US$1.7 billion in 2014. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), a multinational audit and tax services firm, in its fourth annual edition on the gaming industry entitled ‘Taking the [...] The post Africa to Collect US$2 Billion from Casino Gamblin...

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  • The Sin of Being Left-Handed in the World of the Right-Handed

    By Ogova Ondego Published March 14, 2017 When three-year-old Maria shook grandma Nyakoha’s hand with her left hand, the latter reprimanded her for being ill-mannered. However, when five days passed and Maria continued to get things and to eat with the same hand, grandma concluded the problem was deeper than mere lack of discipline – [...] The post The Sin of Being Left-Handed in the World of the R...

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  • United Nations Launches Awareness Campaign for Would-Be African Migrants

    By Khalifa Hemed Published March 11, 2017 The United Nations Organisation (UN) has launched a campaign to inform migrants from 15 countries – mostly in western and northern Africa‘s   Tunisia and Egypt – about the dangers of migrating irregularly across the Sahara desert, Libya and the Mediterranean Sea. Dubbed Aware Migrants campaign (AwareMigrants.org) and [...] The post United Nations Launches ...

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  • Africa Awards Best Movie Practitioners in 2017

    By Abdi Ali Published March 11, 2017 The 25th bi-annual Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) and the 5th annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) have so far gone down in Burkina Faso and Nigeria arch 2017. Here are the prize winners: 25th FESPACO Award Winners, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, March 4, 2017 [...] The post Africa Awards Best Movie Practitioners in ...

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  • Creative Ideas for Celebrating International Women’s Month

    By Abdi Ali Published March 7, 2017 As the world marks International Women’s Month in March 2017, Nairobians have several creative activities in honour of their women. While Alliance Francaise has talks and launches, Nairobi National Museum (NNM) has an art exhibition while Samburu National Park invites the traveller to celebrate the woman  while sampling [...] The post Creative Ideas for Celebrat...

  • What Happened to Kenya’s National Poverty Eradication Strategy?

    By Ogova Ondego Published March 5, 2017 Eighteen years after President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi of Kenya launched an ambitious plan to eliminate poverty in the East African former British colony in 1999, the National Poverty Eradication Strategy begs answers as the country seeks assistance from the international community to save three million food-insecure people [...] The post What Happened to ...

  • Fostering Family-Friendly Workforce Culture Benefits Career Mothers

    By Ogova Ondego Published March 3, 2017 Changes in the economy, education and family status worldwide are propelling more women into the work force outside the home. This would have been a positive development were it not for the fact that whether they work outside the home or not, they retain primary responsibility for the [...] The post Fostering Family-Friendly Workforce Culture Benefits Career...

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  • Inaugural Festival Shows African and German Short Films

    By Bamuturaki Musinguzi Published February 28, 2017 Global economic inequalities, socio-political insecurity and lack of freedom force thousands of people to leave their homes in search of a better life in the developed world. The illegal African migrants who cannot raise the amount of fee demanded by human traffickers to ferry them to the Promised [...] The post Inaugural Festival Shows African a...

  • Paperback Lessons for Politicians, the Media and Society

    By Ogova Ondego Published February 26, 2017 As Kenyans prepare for elections on August 8, 2017, Sidney Sheldon’s The Best Laid Plans, a paperback about power and revenge, could be recommended reading for those seeking office, those who are sponsoring or handling them and those who shall elect them to the county and national assemblies [...] The post Paperback Lessons for Politicians, the Media and...

  • Nairobi Airport Attains Category 1 Status as National Museums Celebrates Love

    By Iminza Keboge Published February 24, 2017 Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi has been granted category 1 status by the United States of America’s Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). This paves way for direct flights to commence between Nairobi and USA.This is likely to be good news for Kenya’s flag carrier, Kenya Airways [...] The post Nairobi Airport Attains Category 1...

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  • Digital Money Transfer Service Registers Steep Growth

    By Abdi Ali Published February 22, 2017 The increasing preference for mobile money over its costly offline remittances across the world is changing the way money is transferred and business transacted.. That digital money transfer is faster, cheaper, safer and convenient could be what is driving WorldRemit, a London (UK)-based company to consolidate its expansion [...] The post Digital Money Trans...

  • Movie Platform to Celebrate Budding Artists

    By Iminza Keboge Published February 21, 2017 A group of youth who specialise in performance and screen arts are set to be celebrated in Nairobi at the end of February. The group, known as Geatrics Production, shall also perform a skit and a dance as their debut film premieres during the 98th bi-monthly Lola Kenya [...] The post Movie Platform to Celebrate Budding Artists appeared first on ArtMatte...

  • Startup Focuses on Building the Largest African Comics, Cartoons, Gaming and Movie Database

    By Ogova Ondego Published February 20, 2017 A Lagos (Nigeria)-based initiative is set on building what it refers to as the largest database of African comics, cartoons, video games and movies. Nelson Ziki, one of the three founders of the startup business known as Kugali, speaks to ArtMatters.Info’s Ogova Ondego about the project. Please introduce [...] The post Startup Focuses on Building the Lar...

  • The Search for Africa’s Next Journalism Star Begins

    By Irene Gaitirira Published February 17, 2017 Journalists from across Africa are invited to apply for an award that aims to uncover and promote fresh journalism talent from the continent. The deadline for sending in applications for the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award is March 15, 2017 at 23.59GMT. RELATED:Arts-Related Calls & Announcements [...] The post The Search for Africa’s Next Journ...

  • Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones against Lightning

    By Ogova Ondego Published February 17, 2017 Whenever it rains in Kenya, residents have to contend with more than just power outage and floods. Here, lightning is always lurking behind the clouds, waiting for its chance to strike and kill people and animals and destroy property. Perhaps to manage or limit the damage of this [...] The post Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones against Lightning appea...

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  • Do Children Born Out of Rape Deserve Any Legal Protection?

    By Agnes Odhiambo Published February 15, 2017 The United Nations and world leaders have just commemorated 20 years of work to protect children in conflict situations, stressing progress in the protection of girls who survive sexual violence. Unmentioned, however, is the plight of children born from rape during conflict or political violence. This reminds me [...] The post Do Children Born Out of R...

  • Ethiopia’s Dams and Plantations a Threat to Kenyans

    By Human Rights Watch Press Published February 14, 2017 The development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya. The water levels of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya have dropped by 1.5 metres since January 2015 and further reduction is likely [...] The post Ethiopia’s Dams and Plantations a Threat to K...

  • How to Read a Book and Score Better Marks in School

    By Ogova Ondego Published February 12, 2017 In a world in which almost everything depends on reading, and in which there is far too much literature than you can possibly exhaust in a life time, how do you choose what to read and how to read it? Did you know that not every book deserves [...] The post How to Read a Book and Score Better Marks in School appeared first on ArtMatters.Info.

  • This Is Why Men Can’t Help Not Being Faithful

    By Ogova Ondego Published February 10, 2017 It is Valentine’s Day, the time for celebrating love and romance. But you aren’t in the mood for any celebration. Because you suspect your man is cheating on you. But hey, did you know that the urge to stray is built into masculinity and that it is the [...] The post This Is Why Men Can’t Help Not Being Faithful appeared first on ArtMatters.Info.

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  • BBC Comes to Malawi, Debates ‘Fake News’

    By Irene Gaitirira Published February 9, 2017 A British multi-media broadcaster is set to air a special programme on ‘fake news’ on February 17, 2017. As part of the broadcaster’s week of special BBC events in Malawi, its BBC Focus on Africa radio programme will be presented live from Blantyre on February 16 and 17. [...] The post BBC Comes to Malawi, Debates ‘Fake News’ appeared first on ArtMatte...

  • Cameroon Grabs 4 Million Dollars as African Football Marks 60th Birthday

    By Khalifa Hemed Published February 8, 2017 Cameroon walked away with US$4 million cash prize after beating Egypt 2-1 in the final of the 31st African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon on February 5, 2017. Issa Hayatou, President of Confederation of African Football (CAF) says the growth of the cash prize from US$1.5 million [...] The post Cameroon Grabs 4 Million Dollars as African Football Marks 6...

  • Here’s How to Discover Your Talents before You Complete School

    By Ogova Ondego Published February 7, 2017 Though discovering your talents or finding what you are best at is a life-long process, you will have a head start toward an exciting and rewarding career if you started now while you are still in school. RELATED:Africa Sets Up Market-Relevant Education Centres It is said that you [...] The post Here’s How to Discover Your Talents before You Complete Scho...

  • Why Kenya’s Government Should Resolve Medical Doctors’ Strike

    By Audrey Wabwire and Abdullahi Abdi Published February 6, 2017 “I am staring death in the eye. We are dying one by one,” Rose Adhiambo says. “My friend, a cancer patient like me, was buried today. I am stuck in this private hospital now with bills that I cannot pay.” Adhiambo, a 46-year-old widow living [...] The post Why Kenya’s Government Should Resolve Medical Doctors’ Strike appeared first on...

  • Africa Celebrates Sports, Tourism, Music and Movies

    By Abdi Ali Published February 5, 2017 Today, February 5, is the final of the 31st African Cup of Nations that kicked off the 2017 arts and lifestyle calendar on the mother continent in mid January. RELATED:African Arts & Entertainment Diary Whether it shall be sub-Saharan Cameroon or northern African Egypt that walks away with [...] The post Africa Celebrates Sports, Tourism, Music and Movies app...

  • African Cinema Quiz Show Premieres on Africa Magic

    By Iminza Keboge Published February 3, 2017 A new quiz television programme that accords lovers of African cinema the ‘chance to wine and dine with with their favourite African cinema crush’ is set to begin on Africa Magic Showcase on February 4, 2017. The show, known as The Movie Buff, is written and hosted by [...] The post African Cinema Quiz Show Premieres on Africa Magic appeared first on Art...

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  • Does Motherhood Rob a Woman of Her Femininity?

    By Bamuturaki Musinguzi Published February 2, 2017 A man is chatting on Facebook when he receives a call that his bus has been involved in a road accident. The shocked man rushes out, leaving the chat window on his laptop still open and still active. The wife of the man stumbles on the chat and [...] The post Does Motherhood Rob a Woman of Her Femininity? appeared first on ArtMatters.Info.

  • Harness the Power of Tourism for Economic Prosperity

    By Iminza Keboge and UNWTO Wire Published February 1, 2017 The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development has kicked off with the United Nations calling upon nations to harness the power in travel and tourism to improve their economies. RELATED:How to Protect Yourself from Fraud Online Describing tourism as “a pillar of economies, a [...] The post Harness the Power of Tourism for Ec...

  • How to Protect Yourself from Fraud Online

    By Ogova Ondego Published January 31, 2017 Fact 1: If you use any credit card, online banking or money transfer service like M-Pesa, PayPal, Visa or MasterCard, this article is written for you. Fact 2: An online crime occurs around the world every five minutes. Fact 3: Internet security specialists say that cyber criminals are [...] The post How to Protect Yourself from Fraud Online appeared first...

  • How to Reduce Chemical Pollution in Your Home

    By Ogova Ondego Published January 30, 2017 Air-fresheners, deodorisers, disinfectants, pesticides and insect repellents fill not just our cars, offices, bathrooms, planes, cinemas, farms, factories but also our homes. This could be referred to both as a necessary evil and as the curse of the 21st century. RELATED:The Price We Pay Just to Smell Nice! [...] The post How to Reduce Chemical Pollution ...

  • This is How to Plan for Success before Adulthood Hits You!

    By Ogova Ondego Published January 28, 2017 Life on the Edge—written by one of the most respected psychologists in the world—is a guide to a meaningful future for any person aged between 16 and 26 years in today’s world. This is the person who is about to inherit businesses, governments and other institutions of the [...] The post This is How to Plan for Success before Adulthood Hits You! appeared ...

  • This is Why the World Should Improve the Quality of Women’s Lives

    By Ogova Ondego Published January 27, 2017 That women around the world are living longer is good news. That a longer lifespan is not synonymous with living better is bad news. Yes, women’s life expectancy at birth increased by four years in the industrialized world and by nearly nine years in developing countries between 1970 [...] The post This is Why the World Should Improve the Quality of Women...

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  • Factors Shaping Africa’s Entertainment & Media Industry

    By PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Published September 26, 2016 The Internet, video games, television, and filmed entertainment segments of sub-Saharan Africa’s entertainment and media industry are projected to continue to grow in the following years but the publishing industry is having to work very hard to make any headway. That is the conclusion of Entertainment and media [...] The post Factors Shap...

  • Kenyan to Lead Africa’s Climate Change Reversal Efforts

    By Iminza Keboge Published September 25, 2016 A Kenyan has been appointed to lead a global civil society’s efforts in seeking environmental justice for Africans by Africans. Njeri Kabeberi, with a long history in women’s rights activism, has been named as Executive Director for Greenpeace Africa as she possesses a combination of skills required to [...] The post Kenyan to Lead Africa’s Climate Cha...

  • East Africa’s Air Travel Sector Rises

    By Abdi Ali Published September 25, 2016 International air travel to East Africa has over the first eight months of 2016 registered an 11 times growth rate. ForwardKeys, a company that analyses international air travel shows strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period the previous year. RELATED:Rwanda to Host Aviation and Hotel Development [...] The post East Africa’s Air Travel Sector Ri...

  • Uganda Holds Second National Heritage Awards

    By Bamuturaki Musinguzi Published September 23, 2016 Uganda has awarded individuals, groups, families and organisations that promote and preserve the country’s diverse cultural heritage at a public ceremony in the capital, Kampala. Among those honoured for their exemplary service in the preservation and promotion of tangible and intangible heritage during the second National Heritage Awards [...] ...

  • Zimbabwean Endorsed for Top UN World Tourism Job

    By Irene Gaitirira Published September 22, 2016 A Zimbabwean has been endorsed to head the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Walter Mzembi, Africa’s longest serving Minister for Tourism, has received endorsement to run for the UNWTO’s Secretary-General’s post that falls vacant in May 2017 from the African Union Executive Council, the Southern African Development [...] The post Zim...

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  • Swahili Rock Music Launches as African Air Travel Grows

    By Iminza Keboge Published September 21, 2016 A group of five musicians whose journey into entertainment began when they met as students at Nairobi’s United States International University are set to launch their debut album on September 24, 2016. The rock band, known as Rash, shall launch the album, titled Only a Few Survivors, at [...] The post Swahili Rock Music Launches as African Air Travel G...

  • Current Contests for African Writers

    By Ogova Ondego Published September 18, 2016 Africans interested in writing contests have three major competitions to which to submit their creativity for money. Yes, good hard currency: British Pounds and US American Dollars. But none of the three contests I am telling you about here is the Pulitzer Prize, the German Book Prize, the [...] The post Current Contests for African Writers appeared fir...

  • How Literature Prizes Affect the Book Market

    By Alex Hippisley-Cox Published September 18, 2016 As book industry experts prepare to discuss how literature prizes affect the book market at Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany on October 19, 2016–Gaby Wood, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation–gives a behind the scenes look at the Man Booker Prize and its importance for the literary [...] The post How Literature Prizes Affect the Book Ma...

  • Kenya Targets Tourism through Endurance Sports

    By Abdi Ali Published September 16, 2016 The Rift Valley edition of a sports series aimed at creating jobs, enhancing domestic and international tourism and boosting the economy has gone down in the western Kenyan farming town of Kericho. The Kericho edition of the Team Tri Fit (TTF) National Triathlon and Duathlon Series brought together [...] The post Kenya Targets Tourism through Endurance Spor...

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  • Electromagnetic Frequency Health Effects Awareness

    By Judi Wakhungu Published September 14, 2016 The proliferation of mobile telephony has made communication possible at dizzying speeds, revolutionalised money transfer, helped accelerate economic and social development, brought people closer and confirmed that the world is now but a village. RELATED:Mobile Telephony Money Transfer Scares East African Traditional Bankers But the rapid increase in [...

  • Best African Short Films and Documentaries Shortlisted

    By Iminza Keboge Published September 12, 2016 Films from South Africa, Mauritius, Morocco and Tunisia shall compete for the best short film award at the annual Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival in Scotland in November 2016. Seeking the best documentary award at AiM that is also known as Scotland African Film Festival that is [...] The post Best African Short Films and Documentaries Shortlisted ...

  • Photo Show Marks Africa’s Agricultural Revolution

    By Ogova Ondego Published September 11, 2016 An exhibition of photographs on the achievements of an organisation that empowers small scale farmers across Africa to produce ample food for their communities opens daily at Nairobi National Museum in the Kenyan capital through September 30, 2016. RELATED:Food Crisis to Persist in Sub-Saharan Africa as Politicians Mortgage [...] The post Photo Show Mar...

  • African TV Content Dealers to Meet for Business

    By Ogova Ondego Published September 9, 2016 Television content creators, sellers and buyers across sub-Saharan Africa are getting ready for their annual November business at DISCOP Africa in South Africa. RELATED:Nairobi Hosts DISCOP Africa 4 Television Market, Focuses on African Content and Co-Production Opportunities DISCOP, the Organisation that plans the meeting at which buyers access [...] Th...

  • France Supports African Multimedia Creation

    By Abdi Ali Published September 8, 2016 African producers of multimedia content stand a chance to win €3000 cash prizes, mentorship and project development support from leading French companies when they pitch their projects in South Africa in November 2016. Project ideas to be sold in a pitch competition at DISCOP Africa in the South [...] The post France Supports African Multimedia Creation appe...

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