The new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is, in a word, ambitious. The museum opens its doors Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. The building is itself a work of art, a century-old grain silo on Cape Town's historic waterfront that has been slickly overhauled by star British architect Thomas Heatherwick to house the continent's largest collection of contemporary art — in the case of this museum, all of it made after the year 2000.
Hopes that the tiny nation of Lesotho might find political stability have been shattered by recent events, including the shooting death of the country's army chief and the arrest of a journalist who was critical of the government. Southern African heads of state met over the weekend to discuss a way forward. An election in June was Lesotho's third poll in five years, after two coalitions collapsed amid infighting and meddling from the army.
The assassination this week of Lesotho's army chief has raised fears domestically and abroad about instability in the tiny southern African kingdom, and put into focus the relationship between political leaders and the military. Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso was killed after armed individuals burst into his office at a military barracks and shot him. The assailants — officers who were the lead suspects in the 2015 killing of the previous chief — were killed in a subsequent shootout.
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Selecting a term
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