africa straight up

Arts & Culture / Spotlight

by Teresa Clarke × on November 19, 2013 at 05:06 pm
Africa is home to more than a billion people spread across 54 countries and speaking more than 3,000 languages. So why is Africa usually limited to a single narrative? “Africa Straight Up” is a more complete story about Africa and its di [...]

Politics and Government / Technology

by Terrance Ross × on July 29, 2013 at 02:37 pm
Doomsday theories and grim forecasts aside, the upcoming Zimbabwean election could prove to be a harbinger to political change for the rest of Africa, but not for the reasons you may think. Many pundits, including independent advocacy group Africa F [...]
Safari Corner Tree House AndBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge


by Katie Rees × on April 16, 2013 at 11:57 am
The mystical setting of a tree house you may have sought refuge in as a kid is now a trend-setting place you can escape to for a vacation. The wide variety of tree houses in Southern Africa offers travelers a real choice: from adventure in rustic sur [...]

Commentary / Current Events / News / Politics and Government

by N. Maguette Diop × on February 21, 2013 at 05:11 pm
Robert Mugabe, or “Good ol’ Bob” as he was once called, was born just west of present day Harare, in the Zvimba district. President Mugabe, who on 21 February 2013 celebrates his 89th birthday, rose to power as the secretary-general of the Zimb [...]
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Current Events / Food and Wine

by Africa.com Editorial Staff × on February 01, 2013 at 04:00 pm
It’s the month of love! Forget roses. We’ve got 54 unique ways to show your love–one for each country within Africa. Start planning your African Valentine’s Day now! And if you want to learn how to say “I love you” in 54 A [...]

Arts & Culture

by Africa.com Editorial Staff × on October 19, 2012 at 07:58 pm
These days, “child’s play” seems to be about online gaming, from Playstations to Nintendos. But many might recall the days when children congregated outdoors, playing their favourite games in the street. They were free and required little or no [...]


by Peggy Healy × on October 18, 2012 at 07:24 pm
Travelers looking for deeper experiences are urged to explore Africa’s emerging destinations – a pair of hidden gems set in the continent’s southeast corner: Malawi and Zimbabwe. Malawi In 2010, Lonely Planet named Malawi the friendliest countr [...]

Arts & Culture

by Lynecia Burgess × on February 12, 2012 at 03:25 pm
New York Fashion Week officially kicked off at Lincoln Center! As always we’re on the lookout for fabulous clothes and fabulous Black models! We were pleased to see catwalk mainstays like Nyasha Matonhodze (below), who walked for Richard Chai Love [...]

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