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  • Angolan Culture Minister praises UNESCO workshop
    16 march 2010 16:03:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz Silva, here on Tu esday said the workshop on "Promotion and Research of UNESCO's Conventions" will help the sector members upgrade their knowledge on implementing the internationa l legal instruments' methods in Angola. Full text...

  • Rwanda honoured again at Berlin Tourism Show
    16 march 2010 15:16:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda has been honoured for the fourth time in a row at the Berlin Tourism Show, the 44th edition of which took place in the German cap i tal, according to a communique of the Rwandan Office of Tourism and National Par k s, made available to PANA here Tuesday. 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...

  • Concerts planned in Dakar to mark independence anniversaries
    12 march 2010 11:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Three major concerts are slated to begin in Dakar, Seneg al, Saturday as part of activities marking the 50th independence anniversaries of 17 French-speaking Afr ican nations, organiser Leopold Sedar Senghor French Institute announced in a statement obtained by PANA here. Full text...

  • Film on Zimbabwean wins Oscar
    09 march 2010 07:48:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A documentary film on the life of a disabled Zimbabwea n woman, who faced rejection and other forms of discrimination by her family in h er early years because of her condition, won an Oscar Award Monday in the United States. Full text...

  • Senegalese film maker Mahama Traore is dead
    08 march 2010 22:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese film maker Mahama Johnson Traore, a founding member of the Ouagadougou-based Pan-African Cinema Festival (FESPACO), died on M o nday in Paris, France. Full text...

  • Tripoli to host tourist and cultural festival
    03 march 2010 21:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The first edition of the tourist and cultural festival in Tripoli will take place in late April, organizers announced on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Norwegian NGO launches culture kids programme in Gambia
    02 march 2010 17:23:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The Education through Culture and Communication Organisa tion (ECCO), an international non-governmental organisation based in Norway, has launched a culture kids programme for Gambian children, PANA reported from here T uesday. Full text...

  • French-speaking poets meet in Benin 1-6 March
    26 february 2010 17:17:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Cotonou will host, from 1 to 6 March, the 4th edition of the International Show of Francophone Poets in Benin (SIPOEF), under the theme " women colours", organizers said here Friday. Full text...

  • Benin celebrates Gaani feast on Saturday
    23 february 2010 14:59:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The 2010 edition of the Gaani festival, a cultural event of the Batombou people of Benin and the sub-region, begins Saturday in Nikki, i n the northern part of the country, official sources told PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Libya holds international children's drawing contest April
    19 february 2010 16:09:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The eighth edition of the international children's drawi ng contest, aiming at promoting the convention on the rights of the child, will b e held 28-29 April in Libya, organizers told PANA here on Friday. Full text...

  • Africa international womenâ?s museum and arts centre opens
    16 february 2010 23:13:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) â" The Gambia's first Mama A-frica International Womenâ?s Museum and Arts Centre in Batokunku, Kombo South, was on Tuesday inaugurated by the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Fatou Mass Jobe Njie. Full text...

  • Angolan musicians wax song for Haiti earthquake victims
    06 february 2010 19:28:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan musicians have recorded a song, entitled "Muxima love" in Luanda to express solidarity with the Haitian earthquake victims, PANA reported, quoting a news bulletin in the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) on Saturday . Full text...

  • Bamako to host 2nd Literary Season
    05 february 2010 21:00:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The second edition of the literary season in Mali, which opens next Tuesday at Bamako's palace of culture, will see the participation of writers from eight countries. Full text...

  • Lagos Assembly recommends re-opening of nude clubs
    02 february 2010 09:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday recommended that nude clubs in the state, shut by the government in 2009, be re-opened, acco r ding to the privately-owned Punch newspaper. Full text...

  • UNESCO calls for ban on trade in Haitian artefacts to prevent pillaging
    29 january 2010 11:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO is launching a campaign to protect Haitiâ?s movea ble heritage, notably the art collections in the countryâ?s damaged museums, gal leries and churches, to prevent pillaging of their cultural heritage. Full text...

  • 14 to vie for Miss Luanda 2010
    24 january 2010 19:42:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Fourteen candidates will compete for the Miss Luanda 201 0 beauty pageant, to be held during a gala at the Tropical Cinema in Luanda on 2 9 January. Full text...

  • Senegalese musician, Mauritanian partner to build recording studio
    24 january 2010 13:01:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Senegalese musician, Demba Dia, popularly ca lled Rock M'balakh, and his Mauritanian partner, Dey Ould Amar, will soon set up a recording studio from where musicians across the continent can record their wo r ks. Full text...

  • Togo pays tribute to Paul Ahyi
    14 january 2010 21:45:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Togolese government on Thursday paid tribute to the celebrated painter and visual artist, Paul Ahyi, who died on 4 January. Full text...

  • Libyan writer, Khalifa Tillissi, dies
    14 january 2010 19:08:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The culture and arts world has lost one of its heads, wr iter, novelist and historian, Khalifa Mohamed Tillissi of Libya, who died Wednes d ay afternoon aged 80, PANA reported from here Thursday. Full text...

  • Togolese President pours encomium on late artist
    07 january 2010 19:41:00
    Lomأ©- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese President Faure Gnassingbأ© Thursday paid tribute to the great Togolese visual artist, Paul Ahyi, who died Monday at the age of 80 , PANA reported. Full text...

  • Ghanaâ?s traditional ruler returns home after visiting Nigeria
    05 january 2010 20:50:00
    Abeokuta- Nigeria (PANA) -- Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II of the Ashanti Kingdo m of Ghana has returned home after a four-day royal visit to the ancestral home o f the Yorubas in south-west Nigeria, Ile-Ife and a stop-over visit in Abeokuta, w here the former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo held a reception for him on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ghanaâ?s traditional ruler returns home after visiting Nigeria
    05 january 2010 20:49:00
    Abeokuta- Nigeria (PANA) -- Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II of the Ashanti Kingdo m of Ghana has returned home after a four-day royal visit to the ancestral home o f the Yorubas in south-west Nigeria, Ile-Ife and a stop-over visit in Abeokuta, w here the former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo held a reception for him on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Egyptian intellectual Jaber Ousfour wins Gaddafi wins Prize for
    04 january 2010 21:08:00
    Literature Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Egyptian intellectual and columnist, Dr Jaber Ousfour, has won the Gaddafi International Prize for Literature, official sources said in Tripoli on Monday. Full text...

  • Artistes demand support for Togo theatre festival
    26 december 2009 12:09:00
    Lomأ©- Togo (PANA) â“ Togo's Fraternity Theatre Fe-stival (FESTHEF) ended on Fri day in Assahoun, about 50 km southeast of Lomأ©, the Togolese capital, with an a p peal by artistes for support for the cultural event. Full text...

  • Senegal hosts int'l Blues of River Festival
    25 december 2009 16:46:00
    Podor- Senegal (PANA) -- The fourth edition of the international Blues of the Riv er Festival ends Saturday in Podor, on the initiative of Senegalese singer, Baab a Maal, a native of the town, located in the northern part of Senegal. Full text...

  • Joint Libyan-Italian team archives archaeological pieces
    24 december 2009 20:20:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A joint team of Libyan and Italian experts and technicians during the year took stock of some 3,177 archaeological pieces and ranked 4,000 antiquities at the Tripoli-based Al-Saraya Al-Hamra Muse um. Full text...

  • Mali, 2 others to host International puppet festival
    24 december 2009 17:58:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The 12th edition of the international festival of drama a nd puppet will be held February in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger respectively, or g anisers said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Joint Libyan-Italian team archives archaeological pieces
    24 december 2009 01:38:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A joint team of Libyan and Italian experts and technicians during the year took stock of some 3,177 archaeological pieces and ranked 4,000 antiquities at the Tripoli-based Al-Saraya Al-Hamra Muse um. Full text...

  • Third Celestial Music Festival opens on Friday in Benin
    16 december 2009 22:37:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The third edition of the International Christian Celestial Music Festival starts on Friday in Cotonou, sources close to the organizers reported Wednesday in the Benin economic capital. Full text...

  • Hairdresser wins beauty pageant
    12 december 2009 14:33:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A 35-year old hairdresser from Abomey in central Benin, Hأ©lأ¨ne Assokpأ©, on Friday won the 2009 Hanan Queen competition meant to prom o te African beauty. Full text...

  • Cameroonian Music festival starts Tuesday
    11 december 2009 14:05:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The fourth edition of the Cameroonian Music Festival ( JCM) will start here Tuesday, an informed source told PANA here Friday. Full text...

  • Benin holds 5th "stoutest lady" contest Friday
    10 december 2009 19:54:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The fifth edition of the contest for the Beninese "stout est lady" will be held Friday at the International Conference Centre of Cotonou, said Ms. Full text...

  • Benin holds 5th "stoutest lady" contest Friday
    10 december 2009 16:40:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The fifth edition of the contest for the Beninese "stout est lady" will be held Friday at the International Conference Centre of Cotonou, said Ms. Full text...

  • Benin's int'l cultural festival begins Saturday
    09 december 2009 14:25:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The seventh edition of Benin's international cultural fe stival begins on Saturday in Abomey, about 141 kilometres away from Cotonou, the capital. Full text...

  • UNESCO to set up high level panel on peace, culture
    08 december 2009 19:04:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- The Director General of the United Nations Educational, Cu ltural and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, announced here on Mon d ay the establishment of a high level panel on peace and dialogue among cultures, saying she hoped the panel would bring about tolerance and reconciliation in the world. Full text...

  • 12 African films selected for Dubai film festival
    08 december 2009 12:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Twelve African films have been selected for the sixth ed ition of the International Film Festival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, schedul e d for 9-16 December, organizers announced in a press statement. Full text...

  • 12 African films selected for Dubai film festival
    08 december 2009 10:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Twelve African films have been selected for the sixth ed ition of the International Film Festival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, schedul e d for 9-16 December, organizers announced in a press statement. Full text...

  • Senegalese emerges RFI Discoveries 2009 prize winner
    27 november 2009 08:44:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Senegalese singer Naby has emerged the winner of the RFI Dis coveries prize 2009, after an evening of performance held here Wednesday evening. Full text...

  • 3rd festival of film on human rights begins in Togo
    26 november 2009 14:12:00
    Lomأ©- Togo (PANA) -- The third edition of the international festival of the docu mentary film on human rights began Wednesday in Lomأ©, the Togolese capital, on t he theme: "Transitional justice and perspective". Full text...

  • AU wants cultural calendars of African countries harmonized
    23 november 2009 18:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has given the African Culture Watc hdog (OCPA) the responsibility to co-ordinate the calendar of cultural events in Africa in a bid to avoid a clash, OCPA executive director, Lupwishi Mbuyamba, to l d PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou is Africa's best cultural town, says Africa Culture Watchdog
    23 november 2009 15:20:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou, has been ranked the b est cultural town in Africa, beating Accra, Cape Town and Douala, in that order, according to a report by Africa's Culture Watchdog (OCPA), presented on Monday i n Paris, the French capital. Full text...

  • Libyan fine arts show begin in Tripoli Monday
    22 november 2009 17:14:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Tripoli "Akakos" gallery in Tripoli will host, start ing from Monday, the annual show of Libyan fine arts, organized by the Libyan Ge n eral Authority for Culture. Full text...

  • Soyinka worried about consequences of financial crisis on African literature
    17 november 2009 21:37:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka, 1996 Nobel prize winner for Literature, on Tuesday expressed grave concern about the consequences of the international financial crisis on African literature. Full text...

  • Libya, ISESCO sign MOUs on training
    15 november 2009 08:15:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The General Libyan Authority for Culture and the Islamic Organisation for Education, Sciences and Culture (ISESCO) on Saturday signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) in Tripoli relating to editing an d dissemination of books and periodicals, and the creation of a regional centre of traditional arts and trades. Full text...

  • Nigerian photographer Iroha wins photography prize
    13 november 2009 23:50:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Nigerian photographer, Uche Okpa Iroha, has won the Seydou Keأ¯ta Prize, named after a famous Malian photographer, in the 8th edition of t h e African photography meetings of Bamako. Full text...

  • Senegalese singer Maal to defend Africa's cause at Copenhagen summit
    09 november 2009 21:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese musician Baaba Maal has said he would emphasi se the disastrous effects of global warming on Africa during the world summit o n climate change scheduled for 7-18 December in Copenhagen, Denmark. Full text...

  • Liberia's Star Radio wins Waves of Freedom Festival prize
    06 november 2009 18:39:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Liberian radio station, Star Radio, won the radio contest in French language, dubbed "26 March Prize", as part of the seventh edition of t h e Waves of Freedom Festival, which ended Thursday in the Malian capital, Bamako, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • "Triangle du Balafon" festival starts in Mali Friday
    05 november 2009 18:02:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The sixth edition of the "Triangle du Balafon" festival, w hich will bring together artists and bands of Balafon players from Burkina Faso, Cأ´te d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali and Angola, will start on Friday in the Malian city of Sikasso, 380 kilometres south of Bamako, the Malian capital, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • UNESCO mourns popular French anthropologist
    04 november 2009 15:49:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Outgoing UNESCO Director-General, Koأ¯chiro Matsuura, Tue sday expressed his sorrow over the death of eminent French anthropologist, Claud e Levi-Strauss, whom he described as one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th cen t ury. Full text...

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