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Sunday Roundup: Abyei, WOZA, Rwanda, DSK

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. Today is International Day for Biological Diversity. The UN General Assembly expressed ‘its deep concern about the continuing loss of the world’s biological diversity, and reaffirmed the ...


Follow Contemporary African Art @AfricanColours

Let’s talk about Art, contemporary African Art. AfricanColours is ‘the premier internet space for the promotion of contemporary African art since 2000. With a central office in Nairobi, its work is supported by representatives  in Africa, Europe & America.’ The Portal of contemporary African Art offers news and articles about African artists and exhibitions. AfricanColours The Power of Colours is your ultimate guide to contemporary ...


Owen Maseko’s art banned by the Zimbabwean government

As we reported in March (following the article posted by Max Dana), then in May, Owen Maseko was arrested on 26 March after participating in a show at the Bulawayo National Art Gallery, which depicted atrocities that took place in the Matabeleland region, known as Gukuruhundi, in western Zimbabwe during the 1980s where thousands of people were killed, mainly by state security agents. Five months later, the Zimbabwean government has officially banned the ...


Zimbabwean artist Owen Maseko to appear in court

Updated 07/06: Owen Maseko will now re-appear in court on August 16… Updated 05/26: Owen Maseko’s Court hearing has been moved to June 6! In March we reported the arrest of Zimbabwean artist Owen Maseko while he was participating in a show at the Bulawayo National Art Gallery, an exhibition about Gukurahundi, the massacres that took place in Matabeleland and the Midlands of Zimbabwe in the 1980s. Maseko spent the weekend in prison and was ...


Owen Maseko: support free expression in Zimbabwe!

This week-end, Max Dana posted an article on her blog about Owen Maseko: Owen Maseko, a Zimbabwean artist under arrest. She follows the artist and his work for a long time and she wrote about his arrest last week (via This is Zimbabwe). Yesterday, Amnesty International called on Zimbabwe’s Government to end repression of public debate on past and ongoing human rights violations, following the detention of a well known artist for work depicting ...






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