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Ghana makes secondary school education free
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Arts, Culture and Sport Ghana makes secondary school education free

Ghana has introduced a free education programme that has taken off in different parts of the country. The government introduced the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme which was launched on September 12 at the West African Senior Secondary School (WASS) in Accra.There have been questions however about the sustainability of such programme.

Ntom’benhle dolls represent diverse South African cultures
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Arts, Culture and Sport 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.

uMkhosi woMhlanga Zulu Reed Dance held in KwaZulu-Natal
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Arts, Culture and Sport uMkhosi woMhlanga Zulu Reed Dance held in KwaZulu-Natal

The Reed Dance, also known as Umkhosi woMhlanga among the Zulus in South Africa has boosted tourism for the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. This year 45,000 maidens participated in the festival. The Reed Dance is a colourful cultural celebration held to promote respect for young women, preserving the custom of keeping girls as virgins until marriage.

Nigeria moves towards use of indigenous languages in elementary schools
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Arts, Culture and Sport Nigeria moves towards use of indigenous languages in elementary schools

Nigeria is making a concerted effort to promote the use and study of its indigenous languages in elementary schools as a way of preserving the country’s rich and diverse tapestry of tongues. A policy has been introduced that allows primary school pupils to receive elementary education in the language of their immediate community.

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Arts, Culture and Sport Photography From The Heart: Munya Chidakwa

Art has always been a part Munya Chidakwa’s life. He says it is way of trying to understand the world and is the medium he uses to communicate what’s inside of him. A son to a former Minister in Zimbabwe, Munya has known struggle and triumph- sleeping at a cemetery at one point and travelling the world to feed his passion. Meet Munya.