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Ntom’benhle dolls represent diverse South African cultures

Molemo Kgomo launched Ntombenhle Dolls in 2005 when she recognized the need for a doll that could capture her culture and bring it to life for her daughter and generations to come. The dolls celebrate the heritage of various South African cultural groups as they are dressed in apparel representing the following 8 cultural groups: Zulu, Sotho, Pedi, Swazi, Ndebele, Venda, Tsonga and Xhosa.

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Ugandas Stone City: What Went Wrong with Jinja?

Approximately 81 km east of Kampala, Uganda’s capital, lies Jinja. Once one of the major industrial centres in East Africa, not to mention the source of the world’s longest river – the Nile River – the town is now characterized by dilapidated buildings, a potholed road network and land wrangles. The lost glory of this historic city shows no sign of recovery, writes Arthur Matsiko

Africa Day: Youth participation, the power is in our hands. Cartoon credit: Tony Namate/This is Africa
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Media development in Africa: Telling our own African stories

Africa is not a country, but for a long time a single narrative about the continent has been told. Western, Asian and European powers know the importance of telling their stories. Countries in these regions have established media outlets that sell their narratives, religious beliefs, social, cultural ideals and political philosophies. This is hardly the case with African countries, and it should be addressed.