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Disability disabled

People with disabilities are often shunned in Africa but Uganda is one of the few countries where there is a deliberate policy to include them …

Who was the real Franco?

The DRC’s Franco, and Nigeria’s Fela Kuti, remain two of the most musically as well as politically influential artists in Africa, despite both being dead. Franco, …

Anatsui and Ilunga outshine global stars

Two African artists stand out amidst a crop of some of the most outstanding contemporary artists from around the world assembled by London’s October Gallery in …

Can #MeToo sweep across Africa?

While Africa leads the world in the number of women appointed to important positions in government, reality for most women, outside the rarefied atmosphere of …

There are too many untold African stories

Neither commodity booms, nor talent scouting or bursts of innovation will alone transform the continent. The future will be invented by those willing to mine …

My place or yours? Cape Town art scene

Powered by a new found enthusiasm from cultural institutions, artists in Cape Town are stepping out of exclusive museums and  exhibits to make public art …