Africa News Headlines for 7 February 2016

A selection of headlines covering news from Sub-Saharan Africa over the past 24 hours. An African female soccer legend is helping to coach Afghan migrant boys in Sweden Source: Southern Times Kenya: Scientists say Zika Virus Unlikely to Spread in East Africa Source: Geeska Afrika African leaders advocate locally developed Zika, Lassa virus vaccines Source: …

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Why art and culture contribute more to an economy than growth and jobs

Jen Snowball, Rhodes University There is growing international interest in the potential of the cultural and creative industries to drive sustainable development and create inclusive job opportunities. An indication of this is a recent set of UNESCO guidelines on how to measure and compile statistics about the economic contribution of the cultural industries. But should …

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Millions of graduates quit Sub-Saharan Africa

By Inga Vesper The number of highly educated people leaving Sub-Saharan Africa to work abroad nearly doubled in a decade, a study reveals. The research, commissioned by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), found that about a million Sub-Saharan Africans with a degree migrated to another, usually better off, country outside the region …

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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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Africa News Headlines for 14 February 2015 – Valentine’s Day Edition

Why Is South Sudan a Hellhole? Blame George Clooney Source: Sudan Vision For Valentine’s Day grouches: Five ways love and beauty have changed Africa’s history Source: Mail & Guardian Kenyan roses brighten China’s Valentine’s Day Source: Standard Digital/Xinhua Five Nigerian Ways To Wow Your Valentine Today Source: Ventures Africa Poor Valentine sales hit Harare traders …

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