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ARTS: Block printing exhibition

Parody, conceptualism at block printing exhibition By Dominic Muwanguzi Printmaking may be a traditional art practice much familiar with African traditional artisans but contemporary artists continue to embrace it because of the studio technique and depth of concept that underlies the genre. It is a type of art that involves …

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Does art immortalise?

There is urgency of this message in Zulu’s works If there is a word Rwanda artists Mohamed Ndabaye, who is also known by his artistic name Zulu, likes to use when describing why he paints, it is “to immortalise”. “I created this painting to celebrate the joy of motherhood and …

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ARTS: To live is to become

Uganda artist Waswad steps into controversy By Dominic Muwanguzi The opening day of Ugandan artist Donald Augustine Wasswa aka Waswad at Afriart in Kampala has gone down in local art lore because of one of the works on display titled controversially as `My Screw ups 1, 2& 3’. This is …

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HEALTH: Tackling HIV

New approach makes cells resistant to HIV Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to tether HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, creating a cell population resistant to the virus. Their experiments under lab conditions show that these resistant cells can quickly replace diseased cells, potentially curing …

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