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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,...
Hollywood Movies Filmed In Africa

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,...
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The Importance of African Storytelling in Film

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...

South Africa’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

South Africa is home to eight United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites that highlight places of importance to cultural or natural heritage, while showcasing the extraordinary beauty of the country. Below is a...
Nourhan Refaat Maayouf

How an Award-winning Egyptian Artist Uses Photography to Tell Personal Stories

Nourhan Refaat Maayouf has always had a penchant for storytelling through art. At a young age, she started expressing herself through drawing, before developing a passion for photography. As her love for taking photos...
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Great African Empires

Africa is considered as the birthplace of human civilization, with the east African region of Nubia being regarded as the location of the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve were born. Ancient Egypt...

Nairobi, A Timelapse Portrait

This is a timelapse portrait video by photographers Mohammed Birik and Peter Irungu of ixo Collective, based in Kenya. The timelapse portrait is made up of more than 45,000 photos and countless hours in shooting and editing....

8 Most Stylish Young Africans

BONANG MATHEBA  .....MOOD! Custom @taibobacar in motion... Last night was MAGIC!! ????❤?? #WINNER #MustBeThatAfricanButter #blackgirlmagic #oliverawards #redcarpet A post shared by Bonang Matheba (@bonang_m) on Apr 15, 2016 at 11:36am PDTSouth African TV and radio...
Languages of Africa

How Many Languages of Africa Are There?

Not only is Africa the second most populous continent in the world with over one billion people, but it is also home to the highest linguistic diversity in the world, with over 1500 different...
Trevor Stuurman

African Instagrammers: Who to Follow

Instagram has become an essential part of our lives, allowing us to show the world what we’re getting up to. But the photo-sharing site is also a platform for people to showcase their creativity,...
Gurus of African Comedy

Top 14 Gurus of African Comedy That Will Get Your Ribs Cracking

African comedy over the last decade has showed immense growth and gained popularity, producing some of the best comedians the world has ever seen. Comedians have creatively turned normal every day happenings into artistic...
Shadreck Chikoti

10 Contemporary African Authors

  Lauren BeukesLauren Beukes is a South African author who is popularly known for her 2010 award winning novel ‘Zoo City’ which was described by the New York Times as ‘an energetic phantasmagorical noir’. She...

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