Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Akseli Gallen-Kallela returns to Kenya

'A great desert full of life, and in the distance, great mountains where antelopes roam . . . I saw the snowy peak of Kilimanjaro, and started painting.' - Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), one...

Kenya Film Industry gets major financial boost

The film industry in the county has received a major boost following the signing of a KSh20 billion credit facility between Kenya and Spain. The money shall be used to produce local films that tell...

Chinese ads using African children removed

Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional...

First Lady appreciates works of Art at “Visual Voices” launch

By PSCU First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today said works of Art allow the society to see and appreciate the world from a different and better perspective. She said Art allows people to see what they may...
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Trailblazing Mathematics genius dies in the US

Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, has died in the US. The 40-year-old Iranian, a professor at Stanford University, had breast cancer which had spread to her bones. Nicknamed...

Bringing African folktales to life

By BBC Folktales and the art of traditional storytelling are in danger of being lost and Nairobi-based performer Maïmouna Jallow is on a mission to reverse the trend. But on her journey to revive the...

Virtual reality to bring alive Modigliani’s Paris

By BBC Early 20th Century Paris will be brought to life by virtual reality at a Modigliani exhibition this autumn. Visitors to the show at Tate Modern will be able to wear VR headsets which will...

Salvador Dali’s body to be exhumed

By BBC A judge in Madrid has ordered the exhumation of the body of Spanish artist Salvador Dalí to get samples for a paternity suit. A Spanish woman, born in 1956, said her mother, a maid,...

RuPaul to get Hollywood walk of fame star

By BBC RuPaul is to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. The 56-year-old actor and drag queen is on a list of people being honoured in 2018 by the local chamber...

Katy Perry crowdsurfs at Glastonbury

By BBC Pop star Katy Perry ended her debut performance at Glastonbury by diving head first into the audience. It was less crowd-surfing than crowd-swimming, as the singer pulled herself slowly over the heads of her...
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