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Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Africa Cup of Nations Preview: Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks ready to make a big splash

By Amílcar Tavares* Almost one fifth of Cape Verde’s population would fit in the stands of The Calabash, the 95,000-capacity stadium where the Blue Sharks will today play their first ever Africa Cup of Nations match. Being recognised as one of the 16 best African national teams is a milestone in the country’s sports history, and

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

10 African films to watch out for, N°3

‘O Grande Kilapy’ (“The Great Kilapy” — ‘kilapy’ is Kimbundu for ‘scheme’, or ‘fraud’), the new film by director Zézé Gamboa, portrays the last decade of Portuguese rule in Angola through the story of Joao Fraga (played...

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

June 26th, Madagascar

Today is the 51st anniversary of Malagasi independence. Things could have been better for its citizens. What with being governed by a former radio DJ and its army and with threats that Western governments and aid agencies...

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Ed Kashi in Madagascar

An unidentified man makes bricks in one of the photographs from photojournalist Ed Kashi‘s photo-essay “Madagascar” The series “… delves into environmental concerns, documenting the delicate balance between economic development and ecological preservation in the lush island...

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Madagascar at The Oscars

French filmmaker, Bastien Dubois‘ short animated film “Madagascar, a Journey Diary (Carnet de Voyage)” is nominated for an Oscar at this Sunday’s Academy Award ceremony.  The film is about Dubois’ experience witnessing a Famadihana, or “the turning of...

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