Culture - Theatre
  • Nigeria: Nigeria says will not sell iconic National Theatre
    28 december 2015 17:48:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Federal Government assured on Monday that it will not sell the iconic National Theatre, purposely built for the 1977 World Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) which the country hosted in the commercial city of Lagos. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Eight countries to attend Cape Verde international theatre festival
    21 august 2014 14:33:24
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – Groups from at least eight countries have confirmed their participation in the 20th edition of the international theatre festival of Mindelo (Mindelact 2014), to be held 19-28 September on the Cape Verdian island of Sao Vicente, organizers told PANA here on Thursday. Full text...

  • Magnificent National Arts Theatre, Lagos, to become 5-star hotel
    03 april 2013 07:42:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The National Arts Theatre, a key landmark in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos, is set to assume a new status if the Federal Government carries out its plan to turn it into a hotel, according to local media reports. Full text...

  • Senegal's National Theatre will allow revisit of African, world history
    16 april 2011 18:23:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade said in Dakar on Friday that the newly-inaugurated National Theatre in his country would allow the revisit of the history of Africa and the world. Full text...

  • 10th Benin International Theatre Festival begins 27 March
    14 march 2010 09:25:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The tenth edition of the Benin International Theatre Fes tival (FITHEB), one of Africa's most popular meetings for arts begins on 27 Marc h in ten Beninese localities, sources disclosed to PANA here. Full text...

  • Festival of Afro-Arab theatre ends on Saturday
    30 may 2009 17:18:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The fourth edition of the Festival of Afro-Arab Theatre is due to end in N’Djamena on Saturday with a concert. Full text...

  • Cotonou to host “Francophone Africa theatre” in December
    23 march 2009 10:56:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The second edition of the “Grand Prix d'Afrique du theat re francophone” contest, aimed at boosting the arts in French-speaking countries , will take place 10-12 December in Cotonou, organisers said. Full text...

  • Chinese leader visits Dakar's proposed national theatre site
    14 february 2009 16:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade and his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao here on Saturday visited the proposed site for the big Na t ional Theatre, to be financed by China to the tune of FCFA 20 billion. Full text...

  • Senghor's poem "Chaka" acted on stage in Dakar
    21 july 2006 18:56:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Drama group of Daniel Sorano National Theatre has acted the poem titled "Chaka" written in "Ethiopiques", a book published in 1956 by Senegal's former president Léopold Sédar Senghor. Full text...

  • Cameroon's international theatres forum kicks off
    17 november 2005 17:38:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The 14th edition of Cameroon's International Theatres Meeting (RETIC) kicked off here Thursday with scores of participants from about 10 countries in Africa and Europe. Full text...

  • Libya calls for promoting theatre nationwide
    26 september 2005 19:11:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan general popular committee on culture secretary, Dr Mehdi Mberech, on Sunday in Tripoli chaired a meeting bringing together Tripoli's theatre companies' directors in efforts to promote and boost theatre in the country. Full text...

  • Niger's drama festival opens in Niamey
    05 april 2004 16:31:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The Niger Sports, Culture and Francophonie Games Minister, Abdou Labo, has launched the country's third drama festival in Niamey, focusing on fraternity and solidarity as a theme. Full text...

  • Benin school drama festival opens
    19 february 2004 09:27:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin schools' four-day drama festival opened Wednesday night in Parakou, the country's third city located 450 km from Cotonou. Full text...

  • African theatre month opens in Paris
    07 may 2003 23:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- African theatre month, during which comedians, playwrights, story tellers and authors from the continent are honoured, opened Wednesday in the Villette Park in Paris, France. Full text...

  • Benin's Imonle, wins best prize at Yaounde drama festival
    30 november 2002 18:53:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Imonle, a play by Benin theatre company Agbo Nkoko, won the best prize at the just-ended Cameroon's International drama festival (RETIC), company officials said in Cotonou Saturday. Full text...

  • Play about 'Senegalese infantrymen' a hit in France
    23 november 2002 19:32:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The play "Histoire de soldats ou le masque boiteux" (Soldiers' story or the lame mask), by an Ivorian film director, is currently thriller in France. Full text...

  • 11th Cameroon Theatre festival opens Monday
    16 november 2002 20:58:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Sixteen countries are to take part in the 11th edition of Cameroon's International Theatre Festival (RETIC), starting Monday through 25 November in Yaounde, the organisers said. Full text...

  • South African artist explores post-liberation Africa
    05 november 2002 11:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- On the African continent, liberation is being replaced by indifference, complacency, leadership cults and an international media profile that reflects paranoia and racist perceptions rivalling even the most backward of the pre-liberation era. Full text...

  • Over 10,000 attend FATEJ 2002 in Cameroon
    02 november 2002 17:42:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Organisers have put attendance at the ongoing 4th African Theatre Festival for Children and Youths (FATEJ) in Yaounde at 10,000, compared to 17,000 last year. Full text...

  • FESTEF 2002 festival underway in Togo
    26 august 2002 07:20:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The seventh edition of the Fraternity Theatre Festival (FESTEF 2002) is underway in the town of Assahoun in Ave, 50 km north-west of Lome the capital. Full text...

  • Togo's Fraternity Theatre Festival holds this month
    12 august 2002 18:04:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's Fraternity Theatre Festival (FESTHEF) will hold 23-30 August in the town of Assahoun, 50 km south-west of Lome, according to the organisers. Full text...

  • Benin's Agbo'Nkoko group to attend theatre festival in Togo
    09 august 2002 20:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's Agbo'Nkoko Theatre Company will represent the country at the Fraternity Festival (FESTHEF) to be held from 23 to 30 August in Assahoun, 52 km north of the Togolese capital of Lome, sources at the French Cultural Centre in Cotonou said Friday. Full text...

  • Benin to host stage reading festival
    07 february 2002 22:48:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The first stage reading festival will hold in Cotonou, Benin from 13 to 15 March, ahead of the international festival of Benin Drama (FITHEB), sources in Cotonou announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Budget for Benin festival set at 240 million FCFA
    21 january 2002 19:36:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Organisers of the International Theatre Festival in Benin (FITHEB) on Monday began a pre-fund raising campaign for the 240-million-franc CFA budget to stage its sixth edition scheduled 16-27 March in Cotonou. Full text...

  • South African Tourism takes pride in Hamburg's Lion King run
    27 december 2001 19:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Tourism is well on track to placing South Africa firmly in pride of place around performances of Disney's Broadway musical, "Lion King", that had its much-acclaimed German premiere at the Hafentheater in Hamburg this month. Full text...

  • Director moves to revamp Algerian theatre
    29 october 2001 22:09:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian national theatre (ANT) wants to revive the memory of great names of the national stage by performing their works in Algerian Arabic, director Ziani Chérif Ayad said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Organisers bill 8th FITD for next February
    19 september 2001 22:17:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The 8th edition of the International Festival of Theatre for Development (FITD) has been slated for 18-28 February 2002 in Ouagadougou. Full text...



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