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Nigeria Afripedia

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic located in West Africa. It shares borders with Benin, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger. In the south, its coast is in the Gulf of Guinea....

Watch Michelle Obama Sing A Beyoncé Song With Missy Elliott

First Lady Michelle Obama escaped her presidential duties and joined British comedian James Corden to show off her karaoke skills. A HIDDEN TALENT Carpool Karaoke is a show that is usually filmed in Los Angeles and features...

Bold Kabul artists take Afghan warlords and politicians to task

In Kabul, murals are a way for little people to protest at the vested interests that pursue civil war. We meet with artists behind the paintings. They have been winning praise abroad for their...

Top films to watch in 2017

From an ‘auteurist’ Marvel movie and Star Wars: Episode VIII to new work by Christopher Nolan, Edgar Wright, Sofia Coppola and Alexander Payne, look out for these, says Sam Adams. I Am Not Your Negro Inspired...

The LSD cult that Transferred America

The Brotherhood of Eternal Love emerged from the hippie culture of ‘60s California – but their ambitions were global. Benjamin Ramm looks at the books and ideas that shaped the group This year marks the...

Alma in Wonderland: 11-year-old composer turns her dreams into music

Is opera only for grown-ups? Not when you ask Alma Deutscher, an 11-year-old classical composer from Britain. The child prodigy has reworked Cinderella for a 2-hour New Year opera coming up in Vienna. "I sometimes...

The idea of Mesopotamia has intoxicated the West for centuries

By Alastair Sooke “Everybody has heard of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Tower of Babel, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Flood,” says Ariane Thomas, a curator in the Middle Eastern antiquities department of the Louvre. “So,...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nigeria

  Oluwakemi Ojo @Keemite Nigeria is blessed with outstanding cultural, natural and significant heritage sites, which are listed among the UNESCO Heritage Sites. These sites exist nowhere else in the world and have become a...

The surprising origins of famous Christmas carols

The familiar tunes never fail to get us in the festive mood – but many of them have remarkably un-Christmassy roots, writes Mark Forsyth. By Mark Forsyth The Christmas carol service was invented in Truro in...

Brazil’s 10 most beautiful churches

  São Bento Monastery, Rio de Janeiro Catholicism arrived in Brazil along with colonists from Portugal in the early 16th Century. By the end of the 1500s, monks traveling south from Salvador erected this house of...