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In Just One Day, Politics In These African Countries Completely Changed. Here’s What Comes Next.

In Just One Day, Politics In These African Countries Completely Changed. Here’s What Comes Next.

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Morgan Tsvangirai Jekesai Njikizana / AFP / Getty Images NAIROBI — In the span of 24 hours, three African countries saw their political landscapes completely upended: Ethiopia was shocked by the resignation of its prime minister, Zimbabwe lost its most well-known opposition leader, and South African MPs selected a new president after his predecessor was forced out of office.BuzzFeed News spoke with human rights officials and political analysts about what these significant changes mean for each country moving forward. Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn Ashraf Shazly / AFP / Getty Images In a hugely surprising move, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced Thursday that he was resigning from the position that he has held for the past...
You have one more chance to see West African folklore brought to life through puppetry

You have one more chance to see West African folklore brought to life through puppetry

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With the closing of PuppetART Theatre's downtown location last year, and the moving of the troupe's performance space and museum to a temporary spot in Southfield, it seemed as though the magic of puppetry would no longer have a place in downtown Detroit. [content-1] Fortunately, some other local institutions have stepped in to lend the group stages in and around downtown. For instance, the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit hosted the troupe for a few performances of The Snow Queen after Christmas.…
This Is What It Was Like At The African Premiere Of "Black Panther"

This Is What It Was Like At The African Premiere Of "Black Panther"

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Moviegoers relax on the red carpet ahead of the premiere of Black Panther in Kisumu, Kenya, on Feb. 13. Nichole Sobecki for BuzzFeed News KISUMU, Kenya — The winding red carpet leading into Anga IMAX Theatre in Kisumu, Kenya, was a prismatic display of African elegance. Women rocked long feeder braids studded with gold beads, men flexed underneath bright pink dashikis and smooth suede loafers, and the dance group welcoming people into the theater performed in fringed animal print fabric and white face paint.Kisumu, the third largest city in Kenya, pulled out all the stops for the highly anticipated premiere of Black Panther, the latest in Marvel’s decade-long series of superhero movies and the first to feature an almost entirely black cast. Set in the fictional count...
Where to go on a South African golfing safari

Where to go on a South African golfing safari

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Imagine playing a game of golf on a world-class golf course, teeing up for your next ball while looking out over a Big 5 game reserve. There’s a herd of giraffes in the distance, and earlier you spotted elephants drinking from a waterhole. This is what you can expect on a typical golf safari in […] The post Where to go on a South African golfing safari appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.