Jacob Balzani Loov

Arts & Culture

In Burkina Faso: FESTIMA, a festival of African masks

The frantic music and dancing transform the mask wearer into a spirit which communicates with ancestors.


In Pictures: The 'Unrecognised World Cup'

Just before the World Cup, 12 teams from unrecognised or long-extinct states competed in a tournament of their own.

Arts & Culture

Yoga bends the trends in Kenya

New project trains yoga teachers and students in some of the poorest parts of Nairobi.


New fences worry Russia's neighbour

After a bloody 2008 war over South Ossetia, Russia is now building a fence inside territory disputed with Georgia.