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1Art X Lagos: More Than an Art Fair, a Platform for Pan-African Creativity

While it may sound like another art fair, Art X Lagos aims much higher and encourages all types of creatives to come together and formulate new works.

SOURCES: Culture Type

2M.I. Abaga and Stogie T offer Two Approaches to Becoming an African Hip-Hop Legend

They come from different parts of the continent and their paths to MC stardom have been equally varied.  Learn about the amazing trajectories of M.I. Abaga and Stogie T and why there’s more than one way to become an African hip-hop legend.

SOURCES: Okayafrica

3Where Would the South African Comedy Scene Be Without Kagiso Lediga?

Learn about South African funny man, Kagiso Lediga, who was one of the pioneers of the post-apartheid comedy scene, and is now a beloved household name.

SOURCES: Design Indaba

4Africa Filmmaker Tells Tales of South African Migrants

Learn about the new film, ‘Vaya,’ which tells the tale of migrants in South Africa, and which received a boost from Ava DuVernay’s organization, Array, which seeks to promote the works of underrepresented artists.

SOURCES: VOA

5This Chef is Empowering the Next Generation with Her Cooking

Eager to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children, accomplished chef, One Modisane, founded a cooking academy in Botswana..

SOURCES: CNN

6Traversing Morocco by Bus

Meandering along heady mountain trails, the route passes an arid landscape of mudbrick kasbahs and palm groves to Ouarzazate, nicknamed ‘Ouallywood’ for its film studio, where a troop of Berbers, sporting colourful traditional turbans, may join your roving cast. The grand finale is Er Rachidia, a former French garrison town on the fringe of the Sahara, where sandboarding, camel treks and adventures in the great desert await.

SOURCES: Lonely Planet

7Coastal City Destinations in West Africa

Not only is Lagos the most populous city on the African continent, it is one of the continent’s cultural hubs. There are plenty of regionally renowned beaches around Lagos. One such beach is Tarkwa Bay, an artificial sheltered beach which is only accessible by boat or water taxis.

SOURCES: IOL

8A True Adventure in the ‘Land God Made in Anger’

Ideal for seasoned travellers or those returning to Africa, Namibia promises enormous variety and a massive number of places to see.

SOURCES: Getaway

9An Overland Tour from Cairo to Cape Town

The adventure of a lifetime, there are now plenty of overland outfitters to choose from ranging from small outfits that will take you and a few friends or enormous trucks that can carry groups of two dozen or more.

SOURCES: AFK Travel

10How Zimbabwe can Leverage its Popularity Status

Zimbabwe, with its natural wonders and ancient ruins, has recently been listed as one of the best countries to visit by Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2019’. What seems like a vote of confidence in Zimbabwe’s tourism industry is in fact a sign of stagnation. Zimbabwe’s decades-long appearance on global travel recommendations shows the country has not fully taken advantage of tourism, despite industry leaders’ enthusiasm.

SOURCES: Quartz Africa

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