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Rethinking History: New Architecture in Burkina Faso

The history and architecture of Burkina Faso is tied to its landscape. As a landlocked country in western Africa, it occupies an extensive plateau with grassy savannas and sparse forests. More than two-thirds of the people live in rural villages, and as such, the country’s modern architecture is the product of ingenuity born from reimagining traditional building materials and techniques. A former French colony, Burkina Faso gained independence as Upper … Continue reading Rethinking History: New Architecture in Burkina Faso

New role for Aminata Toure, German Green with African roots

Aminata Toure, a German with Malian roots and the new deputy speaker of Schleswig-Holstein’s state parliament, wants to do things differently in politics. She has called for transparency and expanding civic engagement. Aminata Toure, who was voted deputy speaker of Schleswig-Holstein’s state parliament on Wednesday, is self-confident and passionately fights for her policies. She wants to do things differently and has called for government to be … Continue reading New role for Aminata Toure, German Green with African roots

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Africa Top10 Lifestyle & Travel News

1. YouTube is Helping African Music Acts Go Global, Here’s How While many dream of using YouTube as their launching pad to stardom, discovery doesn’t come easy. Thanks to a new partnership between YouTube and Mr. Eazi’s emPawa Foundation, however, emerging talents from Africa are getting a leg up and the chance to develop a global audience. The idea for emPawa was motivated by the … Continue reading Africa Top10 Lifestyle & Travel News

Fashion

H&M launching very first African designer collaboration with South African label Mantsho

H&M has revealed their very first collaboration with an African label, South Africa’s Mantsho, celebrating “the elegance and vibrancy of Africa” and allowing them to“explore a vibrant world of bold prints, creative cuts and confident styles.” The collection, which will launch online on August 15th and in selected stores in the UK, will feature “flowy, easy fitting cuts, frills and gathers” in a range of colour palettes from blues, … Continue reading H&M launching very first African designer collaboration with South African label Mantsho

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African Giant – Burna Boy’s New Album is here.

Burna Boy’s newest album African Giant has arrived, via Bad Habit and Atlantic Records. Burna Boy’s latest effort features guest appearances from Jorja Smith, Damian Marley, Future, YG, and more. African Giant includes previously released tracks “Anybody,” “On The Low,” “Gbona,” and “Dangote.” Continue reading… Continue reading African Giant – Burna Boy’s New Album is here.

Music

‘Birth of Afrobeat’

Review by The Minister of Information JR In September 2017, the Chicago Afrobeat Project released their fourth studio album, “What Goes Up,” featuring Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen. During their time together, Allen would recount his role in creating the Afrobeat genre. “Birth of Afrobeat” is a seven-minute short that was directed by Opiyo Okeyo, and it has been selected to screen at the San Francisco … Continue reading ‘Birth of Afrobeat’

Art

Explore African art: Contemporary creations reflecting diversity is showcasing strongly in Angola

When anyone thought about African art, it meant woodcuts, masks and ethnic paintings but ‘Contemporary African art’ is becoming popular. It’s a one-dimensional collective term for more than 50 countries, more than one billion people, tens of thousands of ethnic groups, more than 2000 languages, and dozens of religions. Africa itself is the second largest continent, and its extensive art world is still a vast … Continue reading Explore African art: Contemporary creations reflecting diversity is showcasing strongly in Angola