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Cairo News

Six ancient Egyptian tombs opened near Cairo

Six ancient Egyptian tombs dating from the Tutankhamun era have been officially opened to the public at Saqqara, 30 km south of Cairo. The 3,000 year-old vaults were re-opened at a ceremony presided o...
Cairo News

International coalition to help protect Egyptian antiquities

A delegation of American egyptologists has said that it would help generate funding to complete Egypt
Addis Ababa News

Visionary Africa: Art at Work

A multi-disciplinary art project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the independence of 19 African countries will be launched at an exhibition pavilion in Meskal Square in central Addis Ababa on 21 M...
Lagos News

Goethe Institut re-opens in Lagos

The Goethe-Institut Nigeria has re-opened in Lagos City Hall. Although the opening ceremony took place on 25 March, the institute has been operating out of its new location on Lagos Island since Janua...
Cape Town News

International jazz festival in Cape Town

More than 40 South African and international stars converge on Cape Town from 25-26 March to take part in the 12th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Since it began 11 years ago the festiva...
Cairo News

Egypt’s museums reopen

All 24 of Egypt's museums and cultural institutions have reopened to the public after protests and violence forced them to close temporarily during the revolts that toppled the Mubarak regime. Sin...
Nairobi News

All Africa Dance Festival for Peace

The All Africa Dance Festival for Peace is scheduled in Nairobi from 3-5 December at the Sarakasi Dome, Ngara. This is the second edition of the festival and the theme this year is Celebrating the Rol...
Lagos News

Danse Meets Dance in Lagos

Danse Meets Dance, Nigeria
Lagos News

Ages of Nigerian art at the Abuja Velodrome

The recently restructured Velodrome in Abuja is hosting a major exhibition which celebrates Nigeria's visual arts and is curated by artist Jerry Buhari of Ahmadu Bello university, Uwa Usen, national p...
Lagos News

Lagos selected for MTV Africa Music Awards

For the second time, Nigeria has been selected to host the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs). This year's event takes place at the EKO Expo Hall in Lagos on 11 December and comes two years afte...
Cairo News

Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art Reopened

After a seven-year restoration programme, Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art was officially reopened by President Hosni Mubarak on 14 August. However the 25 galleries will not be open to the general public...
Cape Town News

Cape Town book fair

The fifth edition of the annual Cape Town book opens on 30 July at the international convention centre in the city centre. The first day of the fair is devoted entirely to publishers, institutional...
Cairo News

Cairo’s Garden City villa to be restored

US and Egyptian experts are involved in a joint project to restore Villa Castagli in the leafy Garden City district in central Cairo. The building, one of a number of stately villas built in this...
Cairo News

Grand Egyptian Museum under construction

The conservation and restoration centre for archaeological remains, power station and fire-fighting unit have been inaugurated at the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) being built near the Giza pyramids...
Cape Town News

Cape Town museums mark international museums day

The IZIKO Museums of Cape Town is celebrating international museums day on 18 May with a range of activities and events at its museums and historic sites. All IZIKO museums and sites with the exceptio...
Cape Town News

South African National Gallery reopens

The IZIKO South African National Gallery (SANG) re-opens to the public on 15 April with an exhibition on the country
Cairo News

Antiquities conference opens in Cairo

An international conference calling for the return of antiquities to their country of origin begins in Cairo on 7 April. Culture ministers and heads of museums from 16 countries are taking part. The c...


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