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Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror: Fluid identities – life beyond virtual reality
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Arts, Culture and Sport Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror: Fluid identities – life beyond virtual reality

Virtual sex, techno-paranoia, the cyber city, second life, social media culture, sexual identity politics and debating the online self – these themes are a sure indication that Black Mirror, the anthology television series created by Charlie Brooker, highlights key themes pertinent to our 21st century psyche and merits scholarly attention, writes Andrew Chatora

Kenya is creating a database of plundered cultural artefacts and their current locations
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Arts, Culture and Sport Kenya is creating a database of plundered cultural artefacts and their current locations

While other African countries have been petitioning for decades and are actively moving towards the repatriation of cultural artefacts that were plundered during the colonial era, Kenya has only recently launched an investigation into which objects were removed from the East African nation, where in the West they are housed and who holds the agency to demand their repatriation.

Dads too soon: The Central African Republic has highest prevalence of child grooms
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Arts, Culture and Sport Dads too soon: The Central African Republic has highest prevalence of child grooms

A UNICEF report has found that an estimated 115 million boys and men worldwide were married as children. Of these, one in five (23 million) became child grooms before the age of 15. Of the 82 countries analysed, the Central African Republic was found to have the highest prevalence of this practice.