Grahamstown in South Africa is hosting the renowned annual National Arts Festival, bringing together a wide array of amazing talent from across the African continent, and across the world. Today we bring you some of the pictures taken by This is Africa during the festival.
In May 2017, South African rapper Cassper Nyovest released his latest album, the 16-track Thuto. Uzoma Ihejirika says the album contains ruminations on the past, cheery predictions for the future, and a deep-seated appreciation for the present.
South African jazz dynasties come together for a night of sanguine rhythms and soulful melodies from around the world.
The Eastern Cape Showcase at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa, tells the story of O R Tambo through a fusion of indigenous dance and music.
South African icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka took home top honours at the BET International Awards, receiving the International Global Good Star and Power Award.
Nigeria’s Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid took home the BET Best International Act: Africa in a fiercely contested category. The 2017 BET Awards were held on June 25, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony celebrated and honoured achievements in entertainment music, sports, television, and movies released between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.
Greetings from the #Lompoul desert in #Senegal, a country known for its good security, quintessential ‘teranga’ (hospitality) wide beaches and clean ocean.
The protection and safety of journalists continues to be a pressing issue across the continent. Within weeks of celebrating World Press Freedom Day commemorated on May 3, a number of cases of threats and attacks on journalists had already been reported in several African countries.
The recent news of Ugandan innovator Kabwama Leonard Alvin who got a training opportunity at NASA has been followed with another positive story on the strides of African tech-entrepreneurs. Three African tech-entrepreneurs, Gerald Abila of BarefootLaw (Uganda), Alloysius Attah, founder of Farmerline (Ghana) and Tonee Ndungu of Kytabu (Kenya) have each been awarded €75,000 for the King Baudouin African Development Prize awards.