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Source: Daily Nation

Lamu :: Kenya | updated 2010-09-02 12:50:02 -0700 | allnews

Stories Lady Justice Hellen Omondi, sitting in Malindi, handed the life sentence to Shahasi Said Hamisi after setting aside an earlier ruling by a lower court.  In her appeal, Hamisi had argued that there were insufficient grounds to convict and...
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Source: The News Tribune

Freetown :: Sierra Leone | updated 2010-09-02 07:42:30 -0700 | allnews

Sierra Leone A rutted red dirt track leads to the bar, a couple of homemade wood benches in the shade of an old tree dripping with wild mangoes. Within easy reach, there's a yellow plastic jerrycan of the fiery palm...
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Source: The Guardian

Kigali :: Rwanda | updated 2010-09-01 16:36:45 -0700 | allnews

White Material Claire Denis's powerful, disturbing film about modern Africa is her best since Beau Travail, writes Peter Bradshaw Isabelle Huppert in White Material. Photograph: c.Everett Collection/Rex Features Claire Denis has always been a poet of mood and moment, and...
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Source: Daily Nation

Nairobi :: Kenya | updated 2010-09-01 16:35:53 -0700 | allnews

Rating Should Mama Nguo not turn up to wash your clothes this weekend, five innovative students have a solution for you. Under the name Achievers, the girls offer laundry services with the help of an electro-solar machine kept at home...
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Source: San Francisco Bay Guardian

Cairo :: Egypt | updated 2010-09-01 10:58:13 -0700 | allnews

I had spoken with Jewlia Eisenberg of the group Charming Hostess a few days earlier on the phone, and she had given me the impression her new sound installation at the gallery was about ancient Babylonian incantation bowls used to...
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Source: Open Democracy

Pretoria :: South Africa | updated 2012-11-02 09:39:49 -0700 | allnews

Industrial action by guards at the World Cup highlights the growing prevalence of private firms in the provision of security across Africa As clashes between striking security guards and police threaten to disrupt not only the World Cup but also...
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Source: Daily Nation

Nairobi :: Kenya | updated 2010-09-01 10:57:43 -0700 | allnews

Rating Nairobi resident John Kambogo can't understand how only one side of a busy dual carriage road could have been recarpeted, leaving the other in a dilapidated state. But that is what has happened to Jogoo Road, the major thoroughfare...
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Source: Weekly Arham

Cairo :: Egypt | updated 2010-09-01 10:57:23 -0700 | allnews

Natural touches Gamal Nkrumah talks to Hemat Salah, a woman artist helping to restore authenticity to Egypt's furniture and decor heritage Adrab purplish-red parka is draped on her knees, presumably to keep her warm, because we are in mid- winter,...
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Source: Weekly Arham

Alexandria :: Egypt | updated 2010-09-01 10:57:22 -0700 | allnews

Hamlet, again and again Nehad Selaiha finds Hamlet popping up twice at the 1st Youth Theatre Encounter Paradoxically, while Shakespeare's literary authority makes young theatre makers feel on safer grounds, his background and the quality of his plays allow them...
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Source: Weekly Arham

Cairo :: Egypt | updated 2010-09-01 07:09:04 -0700 | allnews

It may also be an indispensable vehicle for the kind of Egyptian joke-making that functions, in among other ways, as a release for social, economic and political discontent. One approach to couching satire in drama is to introduce a protagonist...
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Source: Weekly Arham

Cairo :: Egypt | updated 2012-11-01 22:32:44 -0700 | allnews

OF AN ERA Dying within a week of each other, on 21 and 28 June respectively, the critic Farouk Abdel-Qader (b...Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation Award -- have left a sizable gap in the literary life of the...
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Source: Daily Nation

Nairobi :: Kenya | updated 2012-11-02 04:16:36 -0700 | allnews

Rating A pastor, who has been languishing in prison for the last six years on framed-up charges of robbery with violence, has been freed. Releasing Mr Joseph Kimani Kimachu, two judges of the High Court said that it was clear...
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