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  • Six Senegalese artists to exhibit in Thailand
    15 may 2010 10:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) - – A Belgian art association, Art sans frontières, has selected six Senegalese artists to take part in a series of exhibitions, the first of which is scheduled for August in the island of Koh Samui in Thailand. Full text...

  • Libya, Egypt sign MOU on religious goods
    12 may 2010 20:51:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan General Office for Waqfs (religious good) and Zakat and the Egyptian ministry of Waqfs on Wednesday signed a memorandum of un d erstanding (MOU) in Tripoli on Waqfs and Islamic Affairs. Full text...

  • PACA poised to develop the arts
    11 may 2010 22:30:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The Pan-African Circle of Arts (PACA) has embarked on a study tour of The Gambia in an attempt to implement a project initiated in 2001 t o develop the arts on the continent. Full text...

  • 42 int'l dancers train in Senegal
    05 may 2010 14:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese dancing school, Ecole des Sables of Toubab Dialaw, is hosting young dancers and choreographers from 24 countries in Africa and the Diaspora during a 12-week dance course, running from 14 April to 7 July, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Forum of Africa kings enthrones Elhadj Koky Diop king of Dakar
    04 may 2010 22:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The permanent secretary of the Forum of Africa kings, sultans, princes, traditional leaders, king Tchiffi Zie Jean Gervais of Côte d'Ivoire, on Tuesday enthroned Grand Serigne of Dakar, Elhadj Massamba Koky Diop, who is the high chief of the Senegalese Lebou, as king of Dakar. Full text...

  • Angolan historians participate in seminar on African descendants in
    03 may 2010 15:06:00
    Brazil Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A group of Angolan historians are expected in Brazil onMonday to participate in a seminar on "The origin and culture of African people", taking place in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, on 4-6 May,According to the co-ordinator of the group, Carlos Vicente de Oliveira, the seminar is expected to help historians to understand the true origin of Africans who were taken to other continents during the slave trade period. Full text...

  • Results of international children drawing competition in Libya
    30 april 2010 19:25:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The following is the result of the eighth edition of the international children's drawing competition held Thursday in Tripoli, the Liby a n capital. Full text...

  • 28 artists from 16 African countries for 2010 Dak'Art festival
    30 april 2010 16:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Twenty-eight artists (18 men and 10 women) from 16 African countries have been selected to take part in the ninth edition of the Contemporary African Art (Dak'Art) festival, scheduled to take place from 7 May to 7 June in the Senegalese capital , Dak'Art Secretary General, Ousseynou Wade, said here. Full text...

  • Benin to hold ceremony to 'repatriate' souls of African slaves
    28 april 2010 21:08:00
    Cotonou-Benin (PANA) – Benin will from next month begin a seven--month exercise to “repatriate” the souls of African slaves who died during the obnoxious slave trade. Full text...

  • Cuban minister visits Angolan Writers Association
    28 april 2010 17:18:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Cuba's Minister of Culture, Abel Prieto, Tuesday met in Luanda with members of the Angolan Writers Association (UEA), to learn about their Association and analyse the cultural ties between both countries. Full text...

  • Cuba to assist Agostinho Neto Foundation
    27 april 2010 21:40:00
    Luanda- Angola ((PANA) -- The Agostinho Neto Foundation may count on the assistance of the Republic of Cuba to enrich its archive, the Cuban minister of Culture, Abel Prieto, said in Luanda on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian wins 1st Prize at Abidjan Film Festival
    27 april 2010 18:21:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The film, "La metaphore du Manioc", produced by Lionel Meta, earned the Cameroonian the first prize at the sixth edition of the International Short Film Festival of Abidjan (FICA), PANA learnt from organizers on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Egyptian Jaber Asfrour wins Kadhafi's Prize for literature
    25 april 2010 12:26:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The maiden edition of the Mouammar Kadhafi Prize for int ernational literature (2009) was Saturday awarded to Jaber Asfrour, an Egyptian i ntellectual and literary critic. Full text...

  • Preparations for first Arab cultural summit begin (Corrected)
    21 april 2010 22:27:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Preparations for the Arab cultural summit agreed during the recent Arab summit held in Sirte, Libya, have begun, the managing director o f Arab Education, Culture and Sciences Organization (ALESCO), Mohamed Aziz Ben Achour, announced on Tuesda y in Tunis. Full text...

  • Preparations for first Arab cultural summit begins
    21 april 2010 22:23:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Preparations for the Arab cultural summit agreed during the recent Arab summit held in Sirte, Libya, have begun, the managing director o f Arab Education, Culture and Sciences Organization (ALESCO), Mohamed Aziz Ben Achour, announced on Tuesda y in Tunis. Full text...

  • Remains of Burkina actor Kouyatأ© to be flown home on Friday
    20 april 2010 22:25:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The remains of Burkina Faso's actor and playwright, Sotig ui Kouyatأ©, will be flown home on Friday to Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • UN forum on indigenous issues opens in New York
    20 april 2010 15:55:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The annual United Nations forum on indigenous issues opene d here on Monday with a call by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on member s t ates to promote development while respecting the values and traditions of indige n ous peoples. Full text...

  • Drawings, photos of French explorer Binger exhibited in Bamako
    17 april 2010 13:18:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- An exhibition of drawings and photographs by French explorer Louis Gustave Binger in Sudan, Mali, and Cأ´te d'Ivoire in 1887 opened Friday at the museum of Bamako. Full text...

  • UNESCO to assist Uganda in reconstructing World Heritage Site
    14 april 2010 12:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- UNESCO has pledged to assist Uganda to reconstruct the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi (Uganda), following the near-destruction of the World Heritage Site by fire on 16 March, a UNESCO statement obtained by PANA here Wednesday said. Full text...

  • Dakar hosts conference of African Ulema in June
    13 april 2010 20:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A conference of African Ulema will be held in Dakar, from 7 to 9 June, at the initiative of the Senegalese head of state, Mr. Full text...

  • Monument of African Renaissance inaugurated in Dakar
    04 april 2010 09:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, joined by several African leaders, Saturday inaugurated the Monument of African Renaissance, a 53-metre statue erected on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Full text...

  • Wole Soyinka's 'boldness' applauded by Ghana's vice president
    03 april 2010 08:48:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) â" Nigerian Nobel laureate Pro-fessor Wole Soyinka on Friday night won the applause of Vice-President John Dramani Mahama for his literary a c hievements and boldness. Full text...

  • 100 artists expected at African Renaissance monument in Dakar
    31 march 2010 19:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- One hundred artists will perform in Dakar and its suburbs on Friday as part of events planned for the inauguration of the African Renaissance monument, organizers told PANA. Full text...

  • Six Senegalese artists, groups among the finalists for Kora Awards
    31 march 2010 12:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Six Senegalese artists and groups are among the finalists for the 10th edition of the Kora Awards, to be held on 4 April in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Nigerian state plans carnival to promote tourism, economic development
    30 march 2010 13:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The government of Nigeria's Lagos state Tuesday announce d that the 'Lagos Carnival 2010' would be held 5-9 April to help boost the state's enormous tourism potentials and economic development. Full text...

  • Angolan music star performs in Paris
    30 march 2010 11:36:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan singer Yuri da Cunha was due to joining Italian music star Eros Ramazzotti to perform in a concert Tuesday night at the Bercy arena, in Paris, France, as part of a tour of Europe by the Italian musician. Full text...

  • Mali to develop handicrafts industry
    25 march 2010 17:03:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian government plans to develop its handicrafts sec tor with funds totalling 12. Full text...

  • Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour tours France
    23 march 2010 14:24:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour on Tuesday begins a tour of France with a concert in the capital, Paris. Full text...

  • Libyan Imams denounce aggression against Al-Aqsa Mosque
    19 march 2010 21:43:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Imams of Libyan mosques on Friday strongly condemned the Israeli campaign which, they say, aims to turn Al-Quads (Jerusalem) into a Judaism worshipping place and the demolition of the Al-Aqsa mosque, one of the holy sites of Islam. Full text...

  • La Francophonie Day celebrated in Paris
    19 march 2010 21:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- About 500 people on Friday attended events in the Town Co uncil of Paris marking the 40th anniversary of the setting up of the International Francophone Organization (OIF). Full text...

  • Book on President Wade's performance out Friday in Paris
    17 march 2010 19:48:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A book presenting the performance of President Abdoulaye Wade over 10 years at the helm of affairs in Senegal, titled "Le Sénégal sous Wade: Banqueroute, corruption et liberticide", will be published Friday in Paris, one of the book publishing managers, Babacar Sall, told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • 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...

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