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Malawi: Bullets ,Wanderers Stadium Sites Deserted

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[Nyasa Times] Before being ousted as the President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika launched the construction of the two stadiums and supporters thought the works will commerce immediately but a visit by Nyasa Times on Tuesday on the sites earmarked for the construction of the stadium found out that the two places are deserted.

Cameroon: Malabo Halts Construction of Cameroon Border Wall

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[VOA] Equatorial Guinea has agreed to pause the construction of a controversial border wall with Cameroon after talks between the two countries' defense ministers in Yaoundé.  The two sides also agreed once again to withdraw troops from their disputed border after deadly clashes left at least seven people dead. An agreement earlier this month to withdraw forces failed to hold and some border traders are skeptical of this latest pact.

Ethiopia: Why Ethiopia Should Avoid Arbitration As a Means of Dispute Settlement in a Possible GERD Deal

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[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba, June 29/2020 - Back in February 2020, after Ethiopia refused to sign the US drafted deal that Egypt immediately initialed, apparently unhappy about USA's attempt to rush an agreement, the GERD negotiations were interrupted for some time. During the interruption, Egypt wrote a letter to bring the issue to the attention of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) triggering Ethiopia and the Sudan to write their own responses to the same body.
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Nigeria: FCT, Road Traffic Services and COVID-19

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[This Day] It is a well-known fact that the Federal Capital of Abuja is in reality considered as a state despite hosting the seat of power. Though it is accorded a special status as a federal capital territory and under the leadership of a minister, the territory still receives monthly federal allocation like the states and initiates measures toward generating revenue internally. The minister of the territory also sits in the federal executive council as a member.
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University of Westminster architecture students share "varied design approaches" across 10 projects

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Westminster students share 10 projects with "varied design approaches"

A dementia clinic that celebrates the joy of eggs and a dance school for the over 60s feature in this VDF school show of work from the University of Westminster's architecture students. Of the more than 750 graduates and undergraduates that make up the university's School of Architecture and Cities, 10 students' work is showcased

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Open Architecture unveils Pingshan Performing Arts Center

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Pingshan Performing Arts Center by Open Architecture

Beijing studio Open Architecture has created the Pingshan Performing Arts Center near Shenzhen as a "counter-statement" to other more extravagant theatres that have recently been built in China. The architecture studio designed the performing arts centre in the Pingshan district of Shenzhen with a simple form to demonstrate an alternative to the landmark structures that

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Tom Ravenscroft

Mississippi to redesign state flag to remove Confederacy emblem

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Mississippi state flag

Mississippi has voted to redesign its flag to remove the Confederate battle emblem, making it the last US state to remove the controversial symbol that was used by southern states during the American Civil War. Mississippi legislature passed a bill on Sunday 28 June to remove the blue saltire cross with white stars from its state

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Bridget Cogley

Harvard GSD students create Design Yard Sale to support anti-racism initiatives

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Design Yard Sale by Harvard GSD

Students and alumni of Harvard GSD have launched an online sale of items donated by architects and designers, including an IKEA chair signed by Virgil Abloh and a Sam Jacob painting, to fundraise for organisations that fight for racial equality. Launched today, the student-led Design Yard Sale is selling donations from Jeanne Gang, Toshiko Mori, Oana

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Eleanor Gibson

002-Slim Cuff by Nyyukin

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002-Slim Cuff by Nyyukin

VDF products fair: the 002-Slim Cuffs by jewellery brand Nyyukin are intended to offer wearers a timeless design while also encouraging them "to be playful or experimental". The 002-Slim Cuffs comprise two different layers – a polished base structure and an interchangeable, decorative inlay – which are made using 3D-printing technologies and designed to be

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Yoku SH spa system by Effegibi

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Yoku SH spa system by Effegibi

VDF products fair: an integrated bookcase accentuates the glass front of the Yoku SH – an at-home sauna and hammam system by Italian brand Effegibi. Depending on how many items are placed on the shelves, this can act as a decorative display, a storage space for towels or books, and as a privacy screen shielding

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Siren Design creates "environments where people can thrive"

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Siren Design creates "environments where people can thrive"

VDF studio profile: Siren is a sustainability-focused, women-led design studio that has crafted interiors for businesses from tech companies like Google and Facebook to a philanthropic organisation. The company was founded by CEO Mia Feasey in 2005 and has since expanded to include 75 employees across its original Sydney studio as well as locations in

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Call for registration to Furniture China 2020 trade fair

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Furniture China 2020

Dezeen promotion: participants from around the world are invited to register for the virtual version of international trade fair Furniture China, which will be held in conjunction with an onsite event in Shanghai in September. The 26th China International Furniture Expo will host suppliers, buyers, designers and vendors in Shanghai from 8 to 12 September

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11 memorable graphic design projects by Milton Glaser

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11 memorable graphic design projects by Milton Glaser

To mark the passing of Milton Glaser, we've rounded up 11 of the New Yorker's most interesting graphic designs from the past six decades, including a previously unreleased symbol of togetherness that he was working on up until his death. Born on 26 June 1929, Glaser died exactly 91 years later on his birthday in New York,

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Natashah Hitti

Grove Park house by O'Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects has wooden lining and verdant views

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Grove Park by O'Sullivan Skoufoglou

O'Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects has created ash-lined living spaces with expansive windows inside a gardener's home in Lewisham, southeast London. Grove Park is an end-of-terrace house that was originally built back in the 1980s. The wood-lined rooms that O'Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects has created are on the home's ground floor, which was extended by incorporating a small

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Natasha Levy

Migrant's Bureau reveals manifesto for new generation of architects at Virtual Design Festival

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In the third and final part of Virtual Design Festival's collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture, social design and urbanism practice Migrant's Bureau reveals its manifesto for a new generation. Migrant's Bureau's work facilitates design interventions, research, podcasts and community workshops for disenfranchised and migrant communities. In its manifesto for London Festival of Architecture,

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Cajsa Carlson

"Celebrating Pride Month feels unavoidably different" say queer designers

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LBTQ Pride 2020

Against the backdrop of coronavirus lockdowns and anti-racism protests, Pride Month 2020 has been about resistance and solidarity say LGBT+ designers. This year's month-long time of celebration for the queer community has happened in a unique social, political and environmental context that has reaffirmed the need for action, report queer designers from Europe and the

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Nike ditches smooth design for ridges on Premier League Flight football

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Nike ditches smooth design for dimples with new Flight football

Nike has released its new Flight ball for the 2020/21 Premier League that has geometric grooves and sculpted chevrons to reduce drag. The product of eight years of research and development by the Nike Equipment Innovation Lab – and 1,700 hours of testing – the Flight ball grants 30 per cent more accurate flight trajectory

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Natashah Hitti

BIG designs furniture factory for Vestre in Norwegian forest

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Vestre furniture factory in Magnor, Norway, by BIG

Danish architecture studio BIG has designed a factory for furniture manufacturer Vestre in a Norwegian forest, which the brand claims will be the "world's most eco-friendly furniture factory". Named The Plus, the factory development, which will include a visitor centre and a 300-acre park, is set to be built within a forest near the village of

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Tom Ravenscroft

University of Indonesia architecture students investigate relationship between environmental crises and global economy

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Scarcity of gratitude by Baihaqi Abdullah

This VDF school show curated by the Architecture Department of the University of Indonesia includes a conceptual city masterplan modelled on neurons, and a museum memorial in Wuhan for reflecting on the coronavirus pandemic. The digital exhibition features a total of 10 projects, documented in video form, which were completed by students in their final

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Deferrari+Modesti designs rock climbing-themed staircase for villa in Tuscany

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Interior design studio Deferrari+Modesti renovated a house in Prato, Italy, adding a blue staircase that doubles as a climbing wall for its sporty owners. The two-storey house in the Tuscany region, which was built in the 1980s, was in a state of disuse and required a complete refurbishment. Deferrari + Modesti designed an integrated furnishing

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Cajsa Carlson

10 graphic design projects by award-winning Miami Ad School graduates

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An Apple Watch app that helps identify and alleviate symptoms of a panic attack features alongside a music campaign that sheds light on disparities between male and female sexual pleasure in this VDF school show by Miami Ad School. The show includes 10 projects developed by this year's graduates of the Portfolio Programme for Graphic

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Diagonal slits pierce white shutters wrapping Casa Ventura by Arquitetura Nacional

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Casa Ventura by Arquitetura Nacional

Reinforced white concrete panels punctured with cylindrical openings form shutters across the facade of this house in southern Brazil designed by Arquitetura Nacional. Arquitetura Nacional custom-made cladding to shade the upper level of Casa Ventura, which is situated on a corner lot in a gated residential community in Xangri Lá. It comprises panels of glass-reinforced

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Kristine Klein

Commenters dispute Airbnb founder's claim coronavirus will change tourism forever

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Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky

This week, readers disagreed with comments about the future of tourism by Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky and shared their views on other top stories. In an interview with American news channel CNBC, Chesky shared his thoughts on how the coronavirus pandemic is likely to change travel and its impact on Airbnb, claiming that "travel as

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Specialist foundry UAP aims to "make art happen"

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"Make art happen" is the mission of specialist foundry UAP

VDF studio profile: UAP is an international metal workshop that produces everything from large-scale public art or architecture commissions to the iconic Oscars trophies for the Academy Awards. The foundry has a history of collaborating with well-known figures in the art world. It was responsible for creating Idris Khan's Wahat Al Karama monument in Abu

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