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Sada Malumfashi launches Hausa International Book and Art Festival in Kaduna
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Arts, Culture and Sport Sada Malumfashi launches Hausa International Book and Art Festival in Kaduna

This is Africa spoke to Sada Malumfashi, the director of the Hausa International Book and Arts Festival (HIBAF) which will be hosting its first edition around the theme, ‘Spaces’. The festival will “explore the origins of Hausa literary spaces; converse and discuss notions of gender, identity, culture, and politics.”

Nigerian government accused of hiring hoodlums to attack protesters
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Politics and Society Nigerian government accused of hiring hoodlums to attack protesters

The Nigerian government, in a coordinated effort, has allegedly paid hoodlums to attack #EndSARS protesters in Lagos, Abuja and other cities in the country. The attacks have seen by protesters as a move to cause confusion and discredit the protests. The hoodlums brought different weapons including knives and axes to disrupt the protests.

The Peace Exhibit: African artists fighting depression during Covid-19
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Arts, Culture and Sport The Peace Exhibit: African artists fighting depression during Covid-19

The uncertainty generated by COVID-19 has continued to increase the levels of depression, stress and anxiety of young people and the disease is having a direct impact on the mental well-being of many. Nigerian photographer Obegwu Chudy decided to ignite conversations using an exhibition in a bid to highlight the mental health challenges.