Jacinta Raquel Felipe is a female hyper realist artist based in Angola. Her artwork has garnered quite an audience. See some of her remarkable drawings, which have left many on social media in awe.
What it means to be black in the Arab world today lies at the complex intersection of religion, race, and class. There have been numerous cases of racial discrimination in the Arab world. The media often show pictures of light skinned Arabs, usually classified as white. This is despite the history of most Arab nations being occupied by black skinned people. So what’s this little dirty secret, asks Mona Eltahawy, that the Arab world is hiding?
Nigerian visionary entrepreneur Oscar Ekponimo who seeks to alleviate the suffering of hungry Nigerians through a software service that redistributes food to people in need and reduces waste was listed as part of the 10 next generation leaders.
The Pan-African passport launched in July last year was created to facilitate the ease of movement between African countries. Unfortunately, the passport availed to Heads of States and diplomats has not been made accessible to the citizens who need it the most. For the majority of Africans, the African passport remains a pipe dream, still a preserve for a few.
Against the backdrop of the International Women’s Day, we celebrate these two remarkable women who recently received awards from Harvard University for their immense contributions to the world, Viola Davis and Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
South African comedian Trevor Noah has been in the news of late and it’s been for all the good reasons. From a New York Bestselling book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, to his recent swanky acquisition, a $10 million house, The Daily Show host is now a TIME magazine ‘next generation leader.’
Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has recorded yet another remarkable achievement, being elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a foreign honorary member. Adichie was elected alongside British novelist Zadie Smith. Congratulations to the two on the honour.
How would you react if you were in an airport coming into another country and you had to prove your profession? This is what a Nigerian software engineer experienced in the U.S. at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, made to take a software development based test to authenticate the reason for his trip.
Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya might be two of the most known mountains in Africa, but Uganda, often referred to as the Pearl of Africa is where the Rwenzori Mountains are located, a beauty worth exploring. The mountains are one of the most breathtaking sites in Africa.