Hands-on training for young creatives at Lagos Fringe Festival

The Lagos International Fringe Festival, which had as theme ‘Creative Transitions’ kicked off its second edition on November 19, and featured a diverse range of artistic works from artists based in several countries within and outside Africa. This year’s edition was designed to enhance the abilities of prospective actors, producers, and scriptwriters by structuring workshops…

Thousands of rare ‘ice eggs’ found on beach in Finland

Couple stumble upon unusual occurrence that is result of very particular weather conditions MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR A rare collection of “ice eggs” has been spotted in Finland, a phenomenon experts say only occurs in highly particular conditions. Risto Mattila, who photographed the eggs, said he and his wife were walking along Marjaniemi…

‘Fantastic day for elephants’: court rejects ivory ban challenge

Antique dealers fail in high court bid to overturn world-leading blanket ban on trading Antique dealers have failed in an attempt to overturn a total ban on ivory trading being introduced by the government after the high court ruled the legislation did not breach European law. MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR Conservation groups, who…

For better or worse, in sickness or health – Opinion

Weddings mark the presence of love, the passage of time and a future that awaits us all Weddings are always a time of optimism, where we all hope that things will run its course for the best MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR I was at a wedding recently and met people I hadn’t seen…

Brazilian ‘forest guardian’ killed by illegal loggers in ambush

Paulo Paulino Guajajara was killed by armed loggers in the Araribóia region in Maranhão A Brazilian indigenous land defender has been killed in an ambush by illegal loggers in an Amazon frontier region. MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR According to a statement by the Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Association, Paulo Paulino Guajajara was shot and…

Boosting competition for faster growth in Africa

Heightened trade and geopolitical tensions have resulted in a broad-based global economic slowdown. Sub-Saharan Africa is also feeling the consequences of this more challenging global environment. While growth in the region is expected to continue at 3.2 percent in 2019, it is weaker than what we projected at the time of our last forecast six…