Sharjah’s new Africa Hall to house the Africa Institute   

In the 1970s, a number of cultural and political initiatives sought to explore South-to-South communication, such as Brazilian-Mozambican collaborations, Egyptian-Indonesian partnerships, and a variety of North African-Arab projects — which the UAE was an integral part of. Sharjah hosted the 1976 Arab-African symposium as the inaugural event in its Africa Hall, built to recognize the shared territory between the two continent’s cultures.

In less than two weeks, the Africa Hall will be reopened in a major new initiative led by Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, who is also the director of the Sharjah Art Foundation (though the two entities will be separate). Launching on September 25, the Africa Hall will be home to the Africa Institute,…

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