Through the Lens: How Photography Became Africa's Most Popular Art Form

Through the Lens: How Photography Became Africa's Most Popular Art Form

Joana Choumali, Mme Djeneba Haabré, 2013–14. ©JOANA CHOUMALI AND 50 GOLBORNE GALLERY Last fall, Jeanne Mercier, a French critic and curator based in Portugal, traveled to London to launch a new book. Her destination was the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, then commencing its fifth edition in the city of its founding, and the subject […]

Trafalgar's Africa expansion highlights increased interest in continent

Trafalgar's Africa expansion highlights increased interest in continent

Trafalgar this month made its first major Africa play with the rollout of a comprehensive program on the continent for 2019, a move that coincides with a what tour operators say is an overall surge in African travel interest. Subscribe to our free eNewsletters AfricaAlaskaCaribbeanCruiseDaily BulletinEuropeFamsFloridaHawaiiHome BasedLas VegasLuxuryMexicoRiver CruiseTravel Weekly China Bulletin “There is definitely […]

Now, even the World Bank thinks land reform is a priority for South Africa

Now, even the World Bank thinks land reform is a priority for South Africa

The latest World Bank report on South Africa is not only remarkable for the collaborative method it employed, but also for some of the conclusions it reached on issues like land redistribution. The report, which includes contributions from a long list of external consultants including myself, the National Planning Commissionand Statistics South Africa, is the […]

Tunisia, Senegal aim to turn things around for Africa

Tunisia, Senegal aim to turn things around for Africa

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — African teams have so far lost three matches from three starts at the World Cup in Russia. It’s now up to Tunisia and Senegal to get the continent’s teams back on track. Luckily for those willing Africa on, both teams have a heritage they can draw on. Tunisia will forever have […]

Former student inspires STCC educator to help build health clinic in Africa

Former student inspires STCC educator to help build health clinic in Africa

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A former student has inspired a Springfield Technical Community College educator to help build a health clinic in Africa. Esther Perrelli Brookes, the head of STCC’s Respiratory Care Department will spend two weeks in Tankular, a village of one thousand in the West African nation of Gambia.  She told 22News how […]

Body of British botanist found in South Africa

Body of British botanist found in South Africa

Police in South Africa have identified the body of a British botanist who disappeared earlier this year while searching for rare seeds in a remote nature reserve. Rachel and Rodney Saunders are thought to have been looking for rare plant seeds near the oNgoye Forest in KwaZulu-Natal province when they were last confirmed alive in […]

Africa's week in pictures: 8-14 June 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 8-14 June 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright Reuters Image caption The entire continent appears to be gripped by World Cup fever, and these inmates at Kenya’s Kamiti Maximum Prison were not going to miss out. Hours before the first game of the […]

Africa: Pregnant Girls, Young Mothers Barred from School

Africa: Pregnant Girls, Young Mothers Barred from School

“Evelina,” 17, with her 3-year-old daughter “Hope,” in Migori county, western Kenya. Evelina is in Form 2, the second year of lower secondary school. After her baby was born, a friend encouraged her to go back to school. Although Evelina cannot afford to pay school fees, the school’s head teacher allows her to stay in […]

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