The Amazons of Dahomey are the only documented female army in modern history and one of the world’s unresolved curiosities. As the West turns their story into fetishised cinema, their nation of origin has immortalised them in bronze.
The White House visual storytellers help shape public perceptions and craft the impressions that become fixed in the collective imagination. Visual archives are, therefore, a crucial tool in defining an administration and its leaders. Kenyan self-taught photographer Polly Irungu is now a part of how Kamala Harris’ narrative unfolds.
A 170-carat pink diamond believed to be one of the largest rough diamonds globally has been found in Angola. The diamond was named the “Lulo Rose” because it was recovered from the Lulo alluvial mine.
African Giant Burna Boy is topping international charts with his latest album. The personal letter to his fans inspired by his life, is a fusion of sound, featuring popular musicians. The project has expectedly catapulted him and ‘Afrobeat’ to new heights.
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has opened a funding and support process that will assist countries to roll-out the first-ever malaria vaccine. The vaccine will help curb a disease that killed nearly half a million African children in 2020.
In a landmark event, a crop of four deputy president hopefuls, three women went head-to-head on their respective party manifestos. Among them, Roots Party candidate Justine Wamae forced Kenyans to seriously consider colouring outside the lines.
The individual earth stewards that care for our natural environments and transform living environments into environmentally friendly versions are the perpetually unsung heroes of our climate precarious age. Here are some legendary, innovative, and unrelenting stewards you should know.
A digitisation project in Kenya is asking what other ways memory can exist. Can it exist in music, fashion, or landscapes? And how much is lost by not tapping into the collective conscious and only relying on traditional archiving mediums?
‘Look Both Ways’ is a parallel-universe drama that allows the audience to watch the protagonist’s life diverge into separate paths on the eve of her college graduation. The film director, Wanuri Kahiu is using this fourth project to branch away from East African-centric themes.