This is Africa is always on the lookout for innovative, industrious and homegrown African ingenuity. One company that fits this mold is Booomers International, a Ghanaian company that makes bicycle frames out of bamboo for export to the rest of the world
Appearing on the hit American satirical news programme, The Daily Show, South African comedian Trevor Noah, spoke with the host, Jon Stewart about his anxiety around visiting the United States
The Afro-punk performer talks Fela Kuti, aiming for New York’s SummerStage in 2015 and more
An exhibition in Lagos highlights the importance of aso-oke, the premier fabric in Yoruba land. Artist Tunde Owolabi spoke to Oris Aigbokhaevbolo about the importance of preserving culture and associated skills before the Chinese get involved.
Today, 84 years ago, a literary giant was born. Chinua Achebe will always be remembered for his colossal contribution to the establishing of modern African literature
With Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s storytelling prowess, a big budget, tremendous goodwill and a talented director, Half of a Yellow Sun should have been great. So why was it just OK? And where were the Nigerians?
That Kiswahili words and phrases sometimes crop up in western pop culture is not surprising; it is, after all, the most widely spoken African language on the continent. But every so often its use leaves native speakers a little puzzled.