1She Lost Her Sight at Nineteen. It Hasn’t Stopped Her from Owning the Runway
A sudden illness left Ugandan model, Jane Arinaitwe, blind, but thanks to the Malengo Foundation’s Hot Pink Catwalk, she continues to model and promote diversity in fashion.
2Quantico Actress Pearl Thusi Will Star in the First Original African Series by Netflix
As part of Netflix’ drive to produce new content for African audiences, Pearl Thusi will star as a spy in a new show based in South Africa.
3William Kentridge: The Barbarity of the ‘Great War’ Told Through an African Lens
In an expansive production, artist William Kentridge tells the absurd and typically overlooked story of African exploitation during World War 1.
SOURCES: Design Indaba
4Colored Wedding Dresses Are on Trend: Designer Ogake Mosomi
Anything but white seems to be an increasing trend for wedding gowns in Kenya, especially if designer Ogake Mosomi plays a part.
5How Black Panther is Reframing the Narrative of African People for American Audiences
Black Panther is a breakthrough film in many ways, but chief among them is its positive portrayal of Africans, which is changing attitudes, especially in America.
SOURCES: Syfy Wire
6Have a Meeting of Minds over Mint Tea in Marrakesh
Haggling prices in Marrakesh’s souqs, often conducted over a piping hot cup of mint tea, isn’t just for tourists; locals are also loyal shoppers. Start by offering 40% of the shopkeeper’s initial price.
SOURCES: Lonely Planet
7Zimbabwe Featured as Top Destination
National Geographic Traveller, one of the world’s leading travel magazines, has listed Zimbabwe as one of the 19 must see destinations in the world in 2019. Zimbabwe was placed at number nine, the highest ranking for any African country.
8Satisfy your Appetite in Rwanda
They are reason alone to visit this exciting and upcoming country. Rwanda has a huge variety of dishes, from the indigenous and traditional, to those that are inspired by Asian, Indian and Western cuisines.
SOURCES: AFK Travel
9West Africa’s ‘Chocolate Isles’
It’s not easy to get to São Tomé & Príncipe, off the coast of Gabon, but any concerns will melt away once you reach the exquisite enclaves. Pico Cão Grande (‘Big Dog Peak’) rises from the valleys of Obo National Park in southern São Tomé. The 668-metre volcanic finger has become a symbol of the island.
10Try these New Activities on Your East African Safari
Kenya and Tanzania are best known for the annual Wildebeest Migration. But beyond the trampled plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara are several amazing lodges and conservancies that offer a host of new adventure activities.