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Cairo News

Cairo film festival called off

The 36th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which was scheduled for November, has been cancelled and rescheduled in September 2014. The festival's board of directors said the...
Cairo News

Cairo Opera House cancels Ramadan Evenings

The Cairo Opera House has cancelled this year's Ramadan Evenings over security concerns in the capital. The programme of events, which was reportedly to be smaller than usual, had been scheduled to ta...
Cairo News

Cairo Opera House on strike

The management of Cairo Opera House as well as the cast of current production Aida have gone on strike in protest over the sacking of Cairo Opera director Ines Abdel-Dayem by the newly-appointed cultu...
Lagos News

Lagos Black Heritage Festival

The Lagos Black Heritage Festival (LBHF) takes place in Lagos from 25 March to 1 April and this year's edition has a special focus on Nigeria's links with Brazil and Portugal. Under the double them...
Maputo News

Italian film festival in Maputo

The fifth annual Italian Film Festival in Maputo opens on 15 March and runs until 22 March. The festival opens with Francesco Bruni's "Scialla", which won the out-of-competition award at the 2012 V...
Cairo News

Cairo’s Egyptian Museum to be restored

Cairo's Egyptian Museum is to undergo a major upgrading project to enhance the display of artefacts and improve the facilities of the institution located in the central Tahrir Square. Egypt's minis...
Addis Ababa News

New film festival for Addis Ababa

 The inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) opens in Addis Ababa on 7 November and runs until 11 November. The five-day event is screening 59 African titles from cou...
Arusha News

Arusha to hold Jambo Festival

The inaugural Arusha International Festival for Arts and Culture will be held from 20-28 October in various locations around Arusha. The nine-day event, to be known as Jambo Festival 2012, provides...
Cairo News

New management at Cairo Film Festival

High-profile Egyptian filmmaker and producer Marianne Khoury has replaced Youssef Cherif Rizkallah as artistic director of the Cairo Film Festival, two months before the 35th edition of the event take...
Cape Town News

Cape Town Book Fair

 The annual Cape Town Book Fair takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 15-17 June. Established in 2006, the three-day fair allows visitors to meet authors and book i...
Addis Ababa News

50 years of Goethe-Institut in Addis Ababa

The Goethe-Institut in Addis Ababa has launched a programme of events to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This includes classical music by the Delian-Quartett and Ethio-German jazz, a screening of a do...
Accra News

Airtel collaborates with Ghana National Museum

 Telecommunications company Airtel Ghana is collaborating with Friends of the Museum, a non-profit organisation established to promote the National Museum of Ghana. Through its 3.75G network,...
Lagos News

Lagos hosts African Movie Academy Awards

This year’s African Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) will be held in Lagos, rather than its regular venue of Yenagoa in the coastal Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria. The awards, which promote ex...
Accra News

Ghana film industry receives a boost

The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) has outlined its role in strengthening the country
Cape Town News

Cape Town classical music festival

Launched in 2006, the sixth edition of this classical music festival offers a lively programme of performances by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Japanese maestro Yasuo Shinozaki, with pri...
Cape Town News

Cape Town’s new diamond museum

The Cape Town Diamond Museum has recently opened in the city
Lagos News

Lagos Photo Festival

Lagos Photo Festival begins on 9 October. The theme this year is What Next Africa
Cairo News

High profile festivals cancelled in Cairo

The Cairo International Film Festival and the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre, two of Egypt
Cairo News

Satellite reveals hidden treasures in Egypt

A satellite survey of Egypt has identified over 1,000 un-excavated tombs, 3,000 ancient settlements and 17 lost pyramids, including two pyramids near the Sakkara pyramid 25 km south of Cairo, suggesti...

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