Abidjan, Nairobi, Dakar, Cape City, Lagos, Kinshasa, Douala, and even Bamako. How do artists consider town? The exhibition “Artwork within the Metropolis”, introduced at La Rotonde des Arts in Abidjan, permits 22 modern artists chosen by the Dapper Basis to share their perceptions and their creations in portray, pictures, video or efficiency. Aude Leveau Mac Elhone, curator of the exhibition, and the artist Julie Djikey are the company of “Afrique Hebdo”.
The “Artwork within the Metropolis” exhibition is split into three sections: that of “residing cities” which testifies to the unimaginable power instilled by metropolis life, that of “cities of resilience” which underlines the difficulties encountered by many metropolis dwellers by highlighting their capability to maneuver ahead due to resourcefulness and the round financial system and eventually that of “reminiscence cities” which wonders how to not lose the reminiscence of its particular person and collective historical past inside societies which can be more and more extra standardized.
Ivory Coast: the inhabitants of the division of Ouellé undergo from water air pollution
Gold mining causes air pollution of waterways which regularly have catastrophic penalties for people and nature. In Côte d’Ivoire, a bunch of 11 villages filed a criticism in opposition to the Somina firm for having discharged poisonous merchandise into the Baya River. After a conciliation mission dispatched by the authorities, the corporate undertook to bolster the dykes and channels for the evacuation of waste water, in addition to to drill consuming water within the 11 villages affected.
Senegal: the ordeal of international employees who construct town of Diamniadio
With its future sports activities amenities, its ministerial buildings and its headquarters of worldwide organizations, the city of Diamniadio, situated about thirty kilometers from Dakar, is an emblem of the “rising” Senegal desired by President Macky Sall. Nevertheless, the development websites don’t respect Senegalese labor laws: mistreatment, lack of safety and days off, derisory wages… The international employees, who primarily come from Nigeria, Guinea or Sierra Leone, complain about their poor working circumstances and denounce accidents, limitless days for very low pay and nights spent in unsanitary lodging. The Senegalese workplace of Amnesty Worldwide even speaks of “inhuman circumstances”.
Supply: France 24