A pop-up restaurant on Mount Kilimanjaro? A burgeoning South Africa Food and Wine Festival? Three new Guinea-Conakry restaurants in New York City? Ethiopian Peaberry Coffee flogged at Trader Joe’s? These and many other events are indicators of the intense and growing interest in Africa’s culinary arts. Put on your bib [...]
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Tired of staying within the four walls of a hotel? Africa.com has compiled a list of top five offbeat accommodation locations on the continent. Old Mac Daddy; SOUTH AFRICA There is nothing trashy about this trailer park. Set along a leafy mountain bike trail in a place called Elgin just outside [...]
Our Video of the Week, Nigerian Men Tattoo Their Lips Pink! got us thinking about perceptions of physical beauty. In it, we’re taken to a parlor in Lagos, Nigeria and see a man getting his lower lip colored in light pink. He barely flinches as the tattoo gun buzzes on [...]
Allow us to introduce you to South African bloggers Justice Mukheli, Innocent Mukheli and Vuyo Mpantsha – and the way they see things, differently. Born in Soweto, just outside Johannesburg, the three recall fond memories of their childhood. It was one where they use to “make cars with bricks” and [...]
The National Basketball Association (NBA) prides itself in being a league that draws players from all over the world. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant speaks Spanish to Pau Gasol during games when he doesn’t want opposing teams to know what is going on.
One of the striking features of Senegalese filmmaker Moussa Toure’s new film, La Pirogue, is its vivid recreation of the economic desperation at the heart of illegal immigration. It tells the story of Baye Laye, a young boat captain from a Senegalese fishing village who faces an uphill struggle making ends meet for his poor family.
On the evening of March 25, President Abdoulaye Wade called his former protégé and conceded defeat in the second round of the presidential election. It turned out to be a lopsided contest with Macky Sall—a former prime minister and president of the National Assembly—garnering 65.80 percent of the vote. He was inaugurated as Senegal’s fourth president on April 2.
Senegal has long been perceived as a beacon of democracy and stability in West Africa, a region still recovering from civil conflict, notably in Côte d’Ivoire. However, President Abdoulaye Wade’s controversial bid for a third term may be changing that perception for years to come.
A perfect side dish for the holidays, we’ve got a fabulous recipe for jollof rice, along with information about a great food event taking place in New York on Wednesday.