Lessons from Luanda
application skills is ‘The to build first of our [main capacity technology engineers goal] and through collaborations with different countries’ space scientists and institutions.’ SOLOMON BELAY TESSEMA
The director general of the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute has high hopes for the country’s first Earth-observation satellite, which is due to be launched in September with China’s help.
The Angolan government, the African Union and UNESCO are working together to launch the inaugural Luanda Biennale on 18-22 September, which will focus on the themes of peace and resolving conflicts. It will feature debates, concerts and art exhibitions inspired by those themes – like the work of Mozambican artist Gonçalo Mabunda (pictured above). With Angola’s civil war having ended in 2002, topics like reconciliation and cooperation amongst former enemies are especially germane for the local population. Angola’s culture minister Carolina Cerqueira, in office since 2016, is a driving force behind the Biennale.