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Kenya and Tanzania Scooped at least 20 Combined Awards in the Africa Category of World Travel Awards

Kenya Airways won Africa’s Leading Airline 2021, the country’s capital Nairobi won the award for Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination, and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club won in the category of Africa’s Leading Hotel. Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar led the race for Africa’s Leading Beach Destination, while Serengeti National Park won in its category, too. …

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Why this Moroccan Town is Perfect for the Libra Traveler

Libra is a cardinal air sign, ruled by Venus and drawn to beauty and courtship. They are true appreciators of art, architecture, and other aesthetically pleasing things in life. Enter Chefchaouen, aka Morocco’s Blue Pearl, a 15th-century fortress town in the Rif mountains. White says blue is a special color for Libra, and Chefchaouen is …

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Famous Western Cape Region of Fynbos and Forests also Harbours a Scary Side

From the seaside town of Mossel Bay along the N2 through Wilderness, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and finally Storms River, you’ll encounter a smorgasbord of terrifyingly fun things to do. Ever had the inkling to jump from a plane, stare a huge shark in the face, swing across a gorge, dangle over a waterfall or leap …

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South African Airways Isn’t Flying to the UK Anytime Soon

The current rapid increase for flights between the two countries was thought to have been the ideal location for SAA to situate its restart. However, Chief Commercial Officer of the SAA Simon Newton-Smith stated, in an interview with Biznews founder Alec Hogg, that restarting normal operations are not as easy as it seems. ‘You know, …

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Egypt Launches the First International Art Exhibition at the Great Pyramids of Giza

The event “Forever Is Now” is organised by Art D’Egypte company, an Egyptian platform for art and heritage, under the auspices of Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the patronage of UNESCO. “Today, we see a mix between the Egyptian civilization and contemporary art around the world. …

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Giggs Kgole Pays Tribute to His African Ancestors in His First Solo London Exhibition

A rising star in the art world, South African artist Giggs Kgole has mounted his first solo exhibition at London’s Signature African Art gallery. Entitled Badimo Ba K’gole (K’gole’s Gods), the works on display pay homage to his ancestors and impart messages from his sometimes harrowing personal history.  Featuring over 15 new pieces of work, …

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Try This Grape Tarragon Spritzer from Bryant Terry’s ‘Black Food’

For his newly released book ‘Black Food,’ James Beard Award winning chef, Bryant Terry, has collected the perspectives and recipes of 100 experts on the foods of the African diaspora. Among the offerings is the author’s own invention for a tantalizing mocktail based on an unexpected pairing of tarragon and grape. Amidst the 100 Black …

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Haile Gerima is Having a Hollywood Moment. It’s Left Him Conflicted

An eminence grise of the independent cinema world, filmmaker Haile Gerima has long spurned Hollywood as a cesspool that hinders true artistry in film. In an interesting turn of events, Hollywood’s new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is honoring him with an award and a retrospective of his work, which has naturally left him with …

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Pan-African Streetwear Label Finchitua Goes Intergalactic

For Dubai-based fashion designer, Feiruza Mudessir, a foothold in numerous cultures has inspired her work, but her Ethiopian heritage and her fascination with Africa are her core influences. With her streetwear brand, Finchitua, her recent research into Afrofuturism resulted in a collaboration with artist Fanuel Leul that has propelled her latest collection into the cosmos. …

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See the Spectacular Design on Display at Lagos Design Week

African design is having its moment and much of this breakthrough can be attributed to the tireless efforts of Titi Ogufere. A Nigerian interior designer, she founded the country’s first trade organization for the field of design and launched the first Lagos Design Week in 2019. The pandemic stymied her plans to grow the event …

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