After wrangle, Mugabe to be buried in home village in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe announced on Thursday that ex-president Robert Mugabe would be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family, and no longer at a special mausoleum that was already under construction. The government said the family of the former leader, who died in Singapore on September 6 aged 95, “has expressed itsContinue reading “After wrangle, Mugabe to be buried in home village in Zimbabwe”

SA fashion designer Thebe Magugu wins LVMH Prize

Launched in November 2013, the LVMH Prize was created by the French luxury conglomerate to celebrate young fashion designers from around the world and help them propel their career. This year, the prize was awarded to a young South African designer from Johannesburg.  Thebe Magugu had had a busy year: after he won the 2019Continue reading “SA fashion designer Thebe Magugu wins LVMH Prize”

Why being an African artist is so important today

African art is having a vogue moment. People are very interested in it, but there’s still a sense of Africa and African art as something of an exotic “other” that sits on the periphery and not really at the center of dialogues and debate. However, it’s more important than ever to assert the position ofContinue reading “Why being an African artist is so important today”

Strengthen ties between Ghana,Mexico Parliaments — Speaker

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has called for the strengthening of the relationship between the Parliament of Ghana and its Mexican counterpart to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries for their mutual benefit. He said already the two countries had re-established relations with the reopening of the Mexican Embassy in Accra,Continue reading “Strengthen ties between Ghana,Mexico Parliaments — Speaker”

Uganda gets a sporting chance to promote tourism globally

Uganda tourism supports Uganda Cranes at Africa Cup of Nations 2019 in Egypt This week a team from the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA) and the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) are in Egypt – this year’s host of the Africa Cup of Nations – to promote and market Destination Uganda alongside the UgandaContinue reading “Uganda gets a sporting chance to promote tourism globally”

Ethiopia Plants a Remarkable 350 Million Trees in One Day

As forests around the world continue to shrink, reforestation efforts have begun gaining momentum. “In a record-breaking day this week, at the Gulele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia launched an [sic] historic tree planting campaign. Over 350 million trees were planted in an ambitious move to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change,” reported the United Nations (U.N.) Environment organizationContinue reading “Ethiopia Plants a Remarkable 350 Million Trees in One Day”

Weah Addresses Nation On Critical Socio-Economic Challenges, Outlines Way Forward

President George M Weah on Wednesday, May 29, delivered a much anticipated nationwide address to an anxious Liberian public, announcing several planned policy actions he said will bolster the country’s challenged economic situation and put the nation on a better trajectory of peace, economic development and stability. The President’s address comes only a week toContinue reading “Weah Addresses Nation On Critical Socio-Economic Challenges, Outlines Way Forward”

Celebrate The Beauty Of Africa

Talented Nigerian-born designer’s catwalk show is returning to Liverpool for the second year running, with exciting input from ‘African fashion king’ Adebayo Jones THE LARGEST African fashion event in the North West is back, promising to be even bigger and better this year. PAFASH – Passion for African Fashion – is the brainchild of Nigerian-bornContinue reading “Celebrate The Beauty Of Africa”

German Development Minister Announces Launch of IT Program for Africa’s Youth

The initial phase of the SAP and BMZ project will focus on Morocco, Ethiopia, Egypt, Tunisia, and Nigeria.  Rabat – German software company SAP and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) are launching a program create 450 jobs in the information technology (IT) sector and to increase employment opportunities in ten AfricanContinue reading “German Development Minister Announces Launch of IT Program for Africa’s Youth”

The Big Problem With Calling African Fashion ‘Tribal’

“Design is my tool for telling stories about my home.” While Rwandan designer Matthew Rugamba doesn’t believe African textilesshould be limited to African designers and brands, it does irritate him, he said, when designers draw inspiration from different African cultures, using African textiles and then employing phrases like “tribal” to describe them. “Some of the patterns and colorsContinue reading “The Big Problem With Calling African Fashion ‘Tribal’”