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...

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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White picnic set for November

The annual secret all-white affair is back! Le dîner en Blanc, the picnic that invites revellers dresses in all white for a picnic is scheduled to take place on, Saturday, 25th November 2017. The all-white event...

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...
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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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‘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...

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,...
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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...

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...

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...
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