Young talents showcase African art themes

The exhibition came out in the fusion of various art forms exhibited, including Rap, Acapella, Spoken Word, Fashion, Live band music, and dance. The latest edition of the Club Evoke Night sparked youth to think about weaving African culture in the modern lifestyle that is so influenced by western cultures. Dubbed ‘Evoke African Rebellion’, theContinue reading “Young talents showcase African art themes”

Blood Orange’s Performance on A COLORS SHOW Is Dripping in Melancholy and Purple Flowers

Watch Dev Hynes give a somber rendition of “Dark & Handsome” from his latest project, “Angel’s Pulse.” Dev Hynes of Blood Orange is the latest African artist to give a smashing performance on COLORS. The Sierra Leonean-British artist gives a somber rendition of “Dark & Handsome”—a track from his latest album Angel’s Pulse—with a bouquet of purple flowers in hand, says TheContinue reading “Blood Orange’s Performance on A COLORS SHOW Is Dripping in Melancholy and Purple Flowers”

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”

African countries import $50bn worth of food annually – AfDB

African countries import nearly 50 billion dollars net of food annually, according to the African Development Bank. A statement by AfDB’s Communication and External Relations Department said the bank’s Vice President for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development, Jennifer Blanke, disclosed this at a panel discussion at the 7th Tokyo International Conference in Japan. The conference,Continue reading “African countries import $50bn worth of food annually – AfDB”

UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation

On the sidelines of the seventh Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD7) held in Yokohama Aug.28-30, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) explored opportunities to further promote African innovations. The event, which was attended by representatives of the public and private sector, internationalContinue reading “UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation”

Rwanda and Uganda agree to unblock news sites

Rwanda on Friday said it had agreed with Uganda to unlock online access to each other’s publications after some websites in both countries were targeted for censorship. Patrick Nyirishema, Diresctor General of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (Rura) told The EastAfrican that consultations were ongoing with their Ugandan counterparts to resolve to issue”within a few days”Continue reading “Rwanda and Uganda agree to unblock news sites”

Adelaide’s African-Australian women are fighting barriers stopping them playing football

Football is at the heart of many African-Australian communities and increasingly young women are joining the sport. But it has taken hard work, on and off the pitch. Every year for the last five years, the African Nations Cup has been a highlight of Adelaide’s sporting calendar. Drawing players from the diaspora of more thanContinue reading “Adelaide’s African-Australian women are fighting barriers stopping them playing football”

UK steps-up Africa charm offensive

The UK has launched a new plan to ramp up infrastructure investment in Africa and other developing countries in a bid open up overseas markets to British trade and companies in a post-Brexit era. On a recent trip to Ethiopia, Britain’s new international development secretary Alok Sharma announced plans for a new commission to mobiliseContinue reading “UK steps-up Africa charm offensive”

A Network of African Business Influencers, Minted in Atlanta

The Mandela Washington Fellows who visited Atlanta for six weeks in June and July were emphatically positive about the leadership program that brought them across the Atlantic. The U.S. State Department’s Young African Leaders Initiative touched down in the city for the sixth straight year, once again bringing cohorts of 25 leaders each to three Atlanta universities. These 75Continue reading “A Network of African Business Influencers, Minted in Atlanta”