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Video: Ghanaian artist, Ibrahim Mahama, turns relics into learning centres

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Ghanaian world-renowned artist, Ibrahim Mahama is transforming relics into a community learning space, transforming lives.

The artist has six aeroplanes parked in the middle of a verdant field miles away from the nearest runway in the village of Jenakpeng in northern Ghana where he teaches children in the community history, art and science.

“It’s not so much about inspiring artists, but producing thinkers,” Mahama said of the facility, which he built in his father’s village to give residents the chance to nurture critical thinking – a skill he believes is necessary for creative and personal liberation.

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Video: Worshippers perform rite at Osun Osogbo festival, Nigeria

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In this video, a congregation of worshippers are at the famous Osun river, South West Nigeria to perform religious rites in this year’s Osun Osogbo festival.

The sacred river is one of the highlights of the festival. It is believe to hold the power of fertility. Thousands of people gather in procession to the river every year to offer prayers and sacrifice to the Yoruba goddess of fertility.

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Video: Demonstrators hit streets in ongoing protests in Sierra Leone

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Watch a session of the ongoing “Bio must go” demonstration in Sierra Leone. Two policemen have been killed in the outrage.

The president has called for calm and has declared a nationwide curfew on Tuesday.

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