Africa’s rich heritage is under threat

Alinah Kelo Segobye, University of South Africa Over the past decade many priceless heritage sites and monuments have been destroyed, vandalised or desecrated in countries across the world. On the African continent, sites in Libya, Algeria, Egypt and Mali, among others, have been destroyed during internal and cross-border conflicts. The three main threats to heritage …

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Capsule Review: ‘Asmara: Africa’s Secret Modernist City’

There is a hidden gem in Africa, a city-size museum in the unlikeliest place: the capital of Eritrea. In Asmara: Africa’s Secret Modernist City (Merrell Publishers, 2003, $65.00), authors Edward Denison, Guang Ya Ren, and Naigzy Gebremedhin have produced a coffee table book that is far more than a collection of pretty pictures. Long an …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 20 January 2015

Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa: Colonial and Post-Colonial Planning Cultures, edited by Carlos Nunes Silva Release Date: January 21, 2015 Publisher: Routledge Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are unequally confronted with social, economic and environmental challenges, particularly those related with population growth, urban sprawl, and informality. This complex and uneven African urban condition requires an open …

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Africa News Headlines for 20 June 2014

Local South Sudanese Plan Protest for President’s Arrival in U.S. Source: KCRG-TV9 U.S-Africa Summit: Obama Rules Out Meeting With Jonathan, OthersSource: Daily Times Africa suffers major brain drainSource: eNCA The most innovative country in AfricaSource: Business Tech Rwandan farmers gain from EAXSource: East African Business Week Terrorism Insurance In Nigeria?Source: Ventures Africa Ebola myths help …

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Africa News Headlines for 16 May 2014

Mbabazi: Museveni may not run in 2016Source: The Observer Farm Workers in Africa Pessimistic About Their LivesSource: Gallup World Architecture: Africa in the makingSource: The Africa Report Life on the run from homophobiaSource: Mail & Guardian Premier Commits To Carry On Fight Against Poaching And Ivory TradeSource: China Topix Tullow may start fracking in KenyaSource: …

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