Second edition of Abidjan circus festival.

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Abidjan, the capital of Cote d'Ivoire, playedhost to the second edition of the 'Intercultural Encounters of the Circus of Abidjan' festival to celebrate international circus.

The five-day cultural event welcomed some 48 artists from Japan, France, Morocco, South Africa and Ethiopia, with a prestigious guest the Cirque du Soleil from Canada.

In a bid to spread the little-known art of circus in Africa, performers were encouraged to hold events at local schools.

The festival also introduced a pan-African contest bringing together artists from Africa to encourage the creation of new circus troupes.

According to the organisers, "African circus will have its own...

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