Rene  van Rooyen’s Magical Realist Period Drama Carts Award at CTIFMF

Filmmaker René van Rooyen’s magical realist period drama, Toorbos, won the Works in Progress (WIP) award for final mix at the 2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF). Out of 54 entries from over 15 countries in Africa, the film was one of five fictional works selected to participate in the CTIFMF Works in Progress programme. This intensive

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Absolut Art Heritage: Creative Competition Entries Now Open

Creative souls and vodka-lovers, would you be interested in designing an Absolut bottle? Well, you can. Submissions for the Absolut Creative Competition are open from now until 31 January 2019; you could win a R320,000 cash prize and have your work displayed on globally iconic OOH sites like Piccadilly Circus and Times Square. Numerous creatives from painters to fashion designers

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Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Others to Feature on First-Ever Global Citizen Album

The project is the first-ever Global Citizen album and proceeds from the project will support Global Citizen’s campaigns on gender equality, education, clean water, among others. Nigerian singers Tiwa Savage and Wizkid, are set to feature on the Global Citizen Extended Playlist (EP), which is set for release on November 30. The announcement, which was made on the website of

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Los Angeles Gets Nod to Host 2028 Olympics After Losing Out to Paris on 2024 Edition

The International Olympic Committee announced Monday that Los Angeles would host the 2028 Summer Games, in a deal resulting from weeks of negotiations that pitted the city against Paris for the 2024 Olympics.The announcement follows weeks of negotiations that pitted the city against Paris for the 2024 Games. It will be the first Olympics in the United States since 2002,

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14–year old Odjegba Divine Emerge Winner of UBA Foundation’s 2018 National Essay Competition

14–year old Odjegba Divine Omesiri has emerged the overall winner of the UBA Foundation’s 2018 National Essay Competition, carting away a brand new laptop as well as an educational grant worth N2 million to study in any African university of her choice. Two girls and a boy took the top three spots in this year’s edition of the UBA Foundation’s

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Report in France Calls for Restitution of Pieces of African Cultural Heritage

A report in France has called for museums in the country to return pieces of African treasures in their custody. The sprawling Quai Branly Museum in Paris is stuffed with treasure. It has some 70,000 objects from sub-Saharan Africa in its collection, including magnificent statues from present-day Benin and delicate paintings that once decorated church walls in Ethiopia. But a

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