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Alioune Diop University in Senegal wins the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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Arts and Culture Alioune Diop University in Senegal wins the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

The five winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture who will share US$ 1 million between them includes Alioune Diop University Teaching and Research Unit, in Bambey, Senegal. The Award is given to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture

Kifaru: a feature documentary that explores the painful emptiness of extinction
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Lifestyle Kifaru: a feature documentary that explores the painful emptiness of extinction

Beyond the global headlines surrounding the precarious condition, and consequent death of ‘Sudan,’ the last male northern white rhino in existence, ‘Kifaru’ tells the moving story of Sudan’s looming death through the eyes of his primary caregivers. The feature, which has already won several illustrious film awards paints a stark picture of what it looks like when a species ceases to exist.

Meet South African biological scientist Patrick Siyambulela Mafunda, the man attempting to save the African penguin
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Africans rising Meet South African biological scientist Patrick Siyambulela Mafunda, the man attempting to save the African penguin

African penguins, known for their irregular markings and loud call, are in sharp decline. The species has gone from a population of more than a million at the beginning of the 20th century to being endangered. South African bioscientist Patrick Mafunda is using in-vitro fertilisation to help the species survive.