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Meet Kenyan creative Polly Irungu, the first official photo editor for Office of VP Kamala Harris
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Arts, Culture and Sport Meet Kenyan creative Polly Irungu, the first official photo editor for Office of VP Kamala Harris

The White House visual storytellers help shape public perceptions and craft the impressions that become fixed in the collective imagination. Visual archives are, therefore, a crucial tool in defining an administration and its leaders. Kenyan self-taught photographer Polly Irungu is now a part of how Kamala Harris’ narrative unfolds.

Sungura cyberture – Mark Ngwazi on a mission to broaden Zimbabwe’s biggest music genre
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Arts, Culture and Sport Sungura cyberture – Mark Ngwazi on a mission to broaden Zimbabwe’s biggest music genre

Mark Ngwazi inherited a Sungura songbook which depended a little too much on folk wisdom and flat moralising. Humour, wordplay and counterintuitive observation could be Ngwazi’s strongest points but his charisma provides the binding virtue to the songs he is building from memes, jokes and wisecracks. Six albums in, his outdoor church is only growing.

“There are still literary islands in Africa” – Interview with Mozambican writers and curators David Bene and Mélio Tinga
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Arts, Culture and Sport “There are still literary islands in Africa” – Interview with Mozambican writers and curators David Bene and Mélio Tinga

OitentaNoventa is facilitating monthly conversations between writers born in the 1980s and 1990s with writers and industry actors they look up to from older generations. Founders and award-winning writers David Bene and Mélio Tinga share their progress with This Is Africa’s Onai Mushava.

Cricket Cranes: Story of Uganda’s century-old cricket team
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Arts, Culture and Sport Cricket Cranes: Story of Uganda’s century-old cricket team

The game of cricket in Uganda has been played for a long time, and the national team made its international debut 108 years ago. Many years on, the sport in the East African country, and the national side itself, are still both climbing up the ladder of world cricket. Notable progress has been made over the past few decades. Uganda Cricket Association’s spokesman speaks to us about these strides, and the vision for cricket in the country.