ART AND CULTURE STORIES

14/1/2015

Nigeria abandons plans to sell its famous national theatre

Built in 1976, the cultural edifice is a landmark monument of Lagos

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Queen Khentakawess III's tomb found in EgyptBy BBC | Tuesday, January 6  2015 at  09:35

Archaeologists believe the previously unknown queen was the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre. PHOTO / BBC |

The tomb dates to the Fifth Dynasty of the Pharaohs - about 4,500 years ago

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Sudan’s cinema lovers dream of better days for troubled industry By TOM LITTLE | Saturday, January 3  2015 at  11:11

Sudanese film enthusiast Ali al-Nur prepares a film for projection at The Palace of Youth and Children in Khartoum, one of just three functioning cinemas left in a city of 4.6 million people. PHOTO / AFP |

The rise of Islamists in 1989 and the US embargo has led to film theatre closures

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Nigerian Hausa poet Ladan diesBy MOHAMMED MOMOH in Abuja | Wednesday, December 24  2014 at  19:54

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Famous artiste takes the final bow aged 85

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What can’t politicians do in the name of the people?By TOM ODHIAMBO | Sunday, December 21  2014 at  16:14

Former Angolan President Agostinho Neto. PHOTO | FILE |

Author Pawson exposes possible worst curses of postcolonial African states

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Egypt unveils renovated Tutankhamun galleryBy AFP | Wednesday, December 17  2014 at  14:46

Tutankhamun's tomb had been untouched for some 3,000 years. PHOTO | BBC |

Facility houses the largest collection of pharaonic artefacts

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