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’, the event happening at The Square in Industrial area, Kampala on … Continue reading Young talents showcase African art themes

Music

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 The FADER. Watch below. Continue reading Blood Orange’s Performance on A COLORS SHOW Is Dripping in Melancholy and Purple Flowers

Fashion

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 2019 International Fashion Showcase, he was announced as one of the … Continue 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, which had the theme ‘Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology, … Continue reading African countries import $50bn worth of food annually – AfDB

World

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, international organizations and academia discussed among others renewable energy mini-grid systems, … Continue reading UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation

TECHNOLOGY

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… Continue reading Rwanda and Uganda agree to unblock news sites

Football

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 than 30 African countries, it has been a launching pad for … Continue reading Adelaide’s African-Australian women are fighting barriers stopping them playing football