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Accra News

New contemporary art space for Accra

Accra multi-purpose art complex to open in March. Accra is set to open a new permanent contemporary art space on 4 March, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence from Britain i...
Cairo News

Cairo reopens Museum of Islamic Art

Islamic art museum reopened three years after car bombing. The Museum of Islamic Art in central Cairo jas been reopened, three years after the 19th-century Egyptian institution was damaged extensiv...
Cairo News

Grand Egyptian Museum to open in May 2018

State-of-the-art Cairo museum nears completion. The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) near the Giza pyramids in southwest Cairo is scheduled to open in May 2018, according to the project's management com...
Cairo News

Cairo International Film Festival dedicated to Abdel-Aziz

Annual film festival to screen over 200 movies. The Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which opens on 15 November, is dedicated to the recently deceased Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz....
Accra News

First Ghana Writers Awards to be presented in Accra

Annual scheme to promote Ghanaian literature. The prizewinners of the first edition of the Ghana Writers Awards (GWA), an annual awards scheme to promote Ghanaian literature particularly among youn...
Cairo News

Return of Cairo Jazz Festival

Eighth edition of Cairo Jazz Festival to feature international musicians. The eighth edition of the Cairo Jazz Festival (CJF) will take place from 20-22 October at the Greek Campus in downtown Cair...
Cape Town News

Art in Cape Town bus stations

MyCiTi stations across Cape Town enlivened with artworks. Cape Town has completed its MyCiTi art project to transform the city's bus stations with more than 50 artworks‚ from works on paper and can...
Cairo News

Cairo Museum of Islamic Art partners with the Louvre

Louvre to show antiquities from damaged Islamic art museum in Cairo. The Louvre in Paris has entered into a partnership agreement with the Museum of Islamic Art after the 19th-century Egyptian inst...
Cairo News

Egypt moves 800 artefacts to Grand Egyptian Museum

Grand Egyptian Museum to open partially in 2018. A total of 778 ancient artefacts will be moved from Luxor in southern Egypt to the long-planned Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), which is currently unde...
Cairo News

Cairo mural covers 50 buildings

Tunisian street artist creates giant mural in Cairo slum. The well-known French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed has created a gigantic mural covering 50 buildings in Cairo's Manshiyat Naser district...
Cairo News

King Tutankhamun's mask back on display

King Tut's burial mask returns to Egyptian Museum. King Tutankhamun's golden burial mask went back on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo on 16 December after a delicate restoration process fol...
Cairo News

Cairo airport to display ancient artefacts

Culture initiative to boost Egypt's tourism sector. Cairo airport is to exhibit 39 ancient Egyptian artefacts from various eras to promote tourism in Egypt. The airport's designated 60-sqm muse...
Lagos News

Nigerian collector plans gallery for his collection

One of Nigeria's largest private collectors, retired stock broker Sammy Olagbaju, has announced that he will be building a gallery to house his collection of 1,500 pieces of modern and contemporary Af...
Cairo News

New management for Cairo Film Festival

Experienced team takes over Africa's oldest film festival Egypt’s culture minister Gaber Fasour has appointed new management to the Cairo Film Festival, following the recent resignation of it...
Cape Town News

Mandela tapestry for Cape Town airport

Giant artwork to mark 25 years since Mandela's release from jail A giant tapestry of former South African president Nelson Mandela is to be hung in the international arrivals hall of Cape Town inte...
Nairobi News

Storymoja Festival

This year Nairobi's Storymoja festival (17-21 Sept) has special tributes to those who lost their lives in the Westgate Mall terrorist attack in September 2013, in particular to Ghana’s poet Kofi...
Cairo News

New Cairo museum under construction

Museum will be first to showcase evolution of Egyptian civilisation The new National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) in Cairo, currently under construction, is expected to be partially opened...
Cairo News

Cairo film festival to return in November

Film festival resumes after last year's cancellation The 36th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival is scheduled to take place from 9-18 November this year, according to the festival's pre...
Cape Town News

Major new Cape Town art museum to open in 2016

Museum will focus on contemporary African art Cape Town will be home to the largest collection of contemporary African art on the continent when the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opens at t...
Nairobi News

Sheng slang raps in Nairobi

Slang of Nairobi's slums is becoming widespread in the capital An urban slang known as Sheng is rapidly taking over as the main language spoken among the youth of Nairobi, a city of 42 languages o...


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