The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) nurtures and presents work from the finest up-and-coming fashion talent from around the world. Next year’s designers will include talent from Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa.
Wider access to technology has increased possibilities to share stories via digital means.
Ivorian hair artist, Laetitia Ky has used her hair to speak out on rape, sexual assault and harassment. She shaped her hair to speak on the #MeToo movement. Her hair portrayed a man lifting the skirt of a woman. Laetitia’s poignant expressions are when she uses her hair to highlight women rights issues.
For Ethiopia, there is no connection between the Maqdala war in 1868 and the stolen treasures at Maqdala
Nigerian artist Babajide Olatunji had a private viewing of his new work in Ikoyi, Lagos. Babajide who is a self-taught artist came into limelight with his intriguing tribal mark series. His remarkable drawings are photorealistic.
Philip Tabane was unlike any other musician. His music was intimately woven into his cosmology and spirituality.
Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart has been named in BBC’s 100 stories that shaped the world, making it into the top 5. BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society. Other great African literary works on the list include Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions, and Children of Gebelawi written by Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz.
It’s not far-fetched to suspect that the common understanding of the idea of “mother tongues” in South Africa is coloured by outside influences.
Nigeria’s anti-corruption body has been criticised by the public for its perceived soft stance on political actors. Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka recently addressed the 8th Commonwealth Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies, and urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to arrest corrupt leaders.