We are celebrating one of Africa’s most talented and internationally renowned musicians Malian great, Ali Ibrahim #AliFarka Touré. Touré, a two-time Grammy Award winner died on March 6, 2006 at the age of 66. We remember this legend through his music.
Today visit the Himba people who inhabit Namibia’s remote north western Kunene Region. The Himba are Semi-nomadic pastoralists and trek from one watering area to another.
Trevor Noah is not only a New York bestselling author, he is also a New York home owner. The popular comedian who took over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart in 2015 bought his three bedroom house for $10 million. Convert to your currencies to get an idea of how the comedian is flourishing.
The island of Zanzibar in Tanzania hosted the 14th edition of the renowned annual Sauti za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom), music festival, bringing together an amazing plethora of talent from across the African continent. This year’s festival was certainly quite engaging with acts from various African artists. The festival returned with a bang, and many festival goers said this was the best Sauti za Busara festival witnessed to date. If you missed out on the festival, take a look at some of the highlights in pictures.
Roses are pink, flamingos are pink but no one would tell you that a lake could be pink. Today we greet you from the pink waters of Lake Retba, Senegal, West Africa’s pink lake.
The importance of Timbuktu to African heritage is priceless due to its historic position in West Africa as a major knowledge hub and vibrant economic city during the 15th and 16th centuries. Timbuktu is an old city of great significance, whose name is the most recognizable in the history of Africa. To date, Timbuktu remains a popular tourist destination given the wealth of its historical archives.
The publishing industry continues to elicit controversy, blame and counter blame far as the publication of literary works is concerned. Oduor Jagero, a self-published author, examines self-publishing as an alternative to traditional publishing.
They want us to develop an Africa-conscious imagery. They break the barrier between music and literature, and as for being Francophone, what does that even mean? Edwige-Renée Dro introduces some of the Francophone African writers setting the literary scene alight this year.
The British Museum has been exhibiting works from South Africa’s art landscape since late last year. Part of the highlight of the exhibition is 81 year old Esther Mahlangu’s 1991 art installation, a BMW 525i, painted with murals inspired by her Ndebele heritage.