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...
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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...
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‘Da Vinci artwork’ sells for record $450m

A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold in New York for a record $450m (£341m). The painting is known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the...

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...
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Grease the musical

Grease, the musical is coming to the Kenya National Theatre starting today Following the success of 'Jesus Christ Superstar', Stuart Nash is back with another musical. This one comes with a lot of style, a...
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Festival of art brings together Kenya’s, Africa’s progressives

Festival of art dubbed the Africa Nouveau is all set for February with some of Kenya’s most progressive artists headlining the event. The first edition took place in 2016 and now the Africa Nouveau Festival...
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Architectural marvel ‘Dubai Frame’ opens to public

The newest landmark in Dubai the ‘Dubai Frame’ has been opened to the public as a New Year gift. Dubai Frame is one of the unique projects that Dubai Municipality has been keen to implement,...

Opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi marked with spectacular a380 fly-by

Hundreds of visitors from around the world, attending Sunday's official public opening celebrations of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, were treated to a low-level fly-by of the Jean Nouvel designed museum by one of Etihad...
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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...
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