In the summer of 2014, a ten-block area in the middle of Kreuzberg in Berlin was cordoned off around a school in which some refugees had barricaded themselves in defiance of deportation orders. Next to the school, at the centre […]
The past few weeks have seen African writers feature prominently in global literature awards. With different shortlists being revealed, and awards presented, African writers are making their mark, putting the continent on the global map. We feature some of the African writers who are making waves.
Social media stood in support with Mimi Mbah, a 19 year-old Cameroonian aspiring model, who was featured on Africa Beauties, a Twitter page showcasing beautiful Africans worldwide after she received a racist comment saying she would be hotter if she was lighter. This Is Africa caught up with her to discuss her experiences in the U.S. and how she handles racist comments.
Today we bring you the highlights of the recently concluded Pan-African Film and Television Festivals held biennially in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This year there were over 1000 applicants with great films from the continent featured in one of the biggest festivals on the continent.
An “Arts and Culture for Better Planet” NAAM Festival is seeking to save Lake Victoria from pollution and depletion by the riparian communities, through photo exhibitions. The festival, which seeks justice to save Lake Victoria, one of the world’s largest fresh water bodies is underway in East African Community states.
Arinze Stanley is an artistic genius whose work is beyond imitation. Arinze’s work is the creation of life itself, full of its raw emotions on paper.. The artist continues making waves, and his remarkable drawings have left many people filled with awe and disbelief.
Today is world TB day. This day has been set aside to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.
The World Water Day is commemorated annually on the 22nd of March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of fresh water and advocating for sustainable management of such a resource. This year’s theme: “Why waste water?” is about reducing and reusing waste water. We focus on the pollution of Lake Victoria.
At only 21 years old, Saidy Brown a young activist from Itsoseng, South Africa is inspiring thousands across social media by being courageous to speak boldly about HIV. Brown who disclosed her HIV status on Twitter, describes herself as an HIVictor on her Twitter bio. She spoke to This is Africa on her journey. She is our #WCW.