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What’s Trending? #BackToSchool In South Africa

The school term in South Africa has commenced, and many excited parents are taking to social media to post about their children’s significant milestone, which is their first day of school. An interesting fact to note is that kids who are starting school today were born in 2010 when South [...]

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Africa’s Most Searched Questions and Topics on Google For 2016

2016 was an eventful year, and thanks to the internet, people could keep up to date with local and international news. Google released its 2016 Year In Review report that shows the most searched questions, topics and people for the year. Across Africa, the 2016 U.S. elections, Brexit, the bombing [...]

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3 Books by African Authors to Have on Your Festive Season Reading List

The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers by Fouad Laroui Publisher: Paperback (June 28, 2016) The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers humorously explores the realisms of life in a world where everything is foreign, in a reflecting of unique short stories told by a group of men sitting at a café [...]

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The Visiola Foundation Recognized By Google RISE Awards

The Visiola Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focused on empowering African girls through education, training, and mentoring in the STEM fields, announced today that it has received a 2016 Google RISE Award for its efforts to increase access to computer science (CS) education for youth. Co-Founder/President of the Organization, Lade [...]

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T-Shirt Factory Africa Partners With ANKHERA To Produce 100% Made in Africa Fashions

100% made in Africa products to satisfy the fashion appetite of those who love the African style of fashion. T-shirt Factory Africa, makers of top quality branded apparels and ANKHERA located in Paris, France an Afrocentric Brand, have teamed up to produce high quality 100% Made in Africa clothing with [...]

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Big City Life: Lagos, Nigeria

It doesn’t get much bigger than Lagos, the largest city in Africa’s most populous country. We take you on a 24-hour tour (through the eyes of a local) of the former capital that is now the business hub of Nigeria, and home to a vibrant array of entertainment and [...]

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The Big Picture – Behind the Lens of African Photographers

The likes of the late Malick Sidibe from Mali, Nigerian Solomon Osagie, and South Africa’s Alf Kumalo are just some of the pioneers of African photography who have gone on to garner international acclaim, and help set a precedent for the younger generation of emerging African photographers. We present a [...]

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Hollywood Movies Filmed in Africa

Africa is not only known for its beautiful scenery and friendly people, but also as a prime film location for inter-continental and international blockbusters. From the latest installment of the popular Mad Max franchise, to the epic historical drama, Gladiator, here’s a look at some of the big screen [...]

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INTERVIEW: Listen And Be Inspired By Bisila Bokoko

"Take one step toward your goal, it does not matter how big the step" There are very few women who can straddle several different types of industries at the same time and make it look effortless. Bisila Bokoko, a businesswoman, award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist and global brand ambassador, is one [...]

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In Africa, it’s Red-Hot to Go Green

AGRICULTURE Agriculture has the potential to lift the continent out of poverty and hunger, as well as contribute to the continent’s overall GDP. It is estimated that about 60% of the world’s available and unexploited cropland is in Sub-Saharan Africa, with small-scale farming forming the bulk of agricultural activity. The [...]

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The Importance of African Storytelling in Film

Films such as Amistad, 12 Years a Slave, Blood Diamond, Tsotsi, and the most recent Queen of Katwe; have gone on global screens, showing the often distorted African story with authenticity and dignity. It's an exciting time for African storytelling on the big screen. The most recent offering is Queen [...]

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Spicy, Medium, Mild: Top Foodie Destinations in Africa

African cuisine is as diverse and fascinating as the continent’s history, cultures, and traditions. With a fusion of tastes and flavours, as well as some of the unique foods in the world, the continent is an absolute foodie heaven. If you set foot in any of the following foodie destinations, [...]

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