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Children play at the sprawling Mathare slums, one of the largest and poorest in Africa, near Kenya's capital Nairobi. (Pic: Reuters)
Lessons from the Kenyan classroom
September 23, 2014 Posted by :
On a recent Thursday at around midday, I saw a group of kids, not more than 15, who by their size appeared to be in nursery school. The ...
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Ba re e ne re: Reigniting Lesotho’s literary culture
September 11, 2014 Posted by :
Lesotho is an interesting place to be in at the moment. At the end of August, we made headlines worldwide, unfortunately for the wrong reasons. The news ...
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(Pic: Akona Kenqu)
Why we painted Jozi pink
August 28, 2014 Posted by :
I land in Johannesburg for the third time in four years.  I drive into the city guided by faint memory and intuition. I drive carefully but still ...
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Manthe Ribane models a Macdonald Mfolo creation. (Pic: Chris Saunders)
The larger-than-life puppetry of Macdonald Mfolo
August 20, 2014 Posted by :
The work of South African costumer and puppet maker Macdonald Mfolo caught our eye after a recent interview with Another Africa highlighted the large scale puppets he created as part of the collaborative ...
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The Makoko Floating School was built for the Makoko water community in Lagos. (Pic:  NLÉ / Iwan Baan)
Recognition for Nigerian architect’s ‘floating school’
August 19, 2014 Posted by :
Two years ago, a floating school in Lagos’s ‘floating’ slum of Makoko was labelled as ‘illegal’ by authorities who then threatened to demolish it. This year the school, which ...
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