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The long walk to satisfaction

As a Tanzanian living in the diaspora, I am a champion of almost all things African. I find myself being defensive at times when non-Tanzanians criticise my beautiful, vibrant and resilient country. I am one...
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Street kicks made in Africa

So I just stumbled, via a friend, on a very interesting and rather rad new find and just had to share. The lowdown? Brand: Oliberté Product: Kick ass kicks Leather: African. Rubber:...
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The Concise Art of Teju Cole

Nigerian-born writer Teju Cole is emerging as a pop star African thinker and someone young-er, African intellectuals are scrambling to talk to. In essence, he lends cool to African literacy which has long...
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Congo: Beauty beyond the conflict

Editor's note: Vava Tampa, a native of Congo, is the founder of Save the Congo, a London-based campaign to tackle "the impunity, insecurity, institutional failure and the international trade of minerals...
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New Aswan music album immortalises the Nile region

For millennia, the Nile has nourished lands of human, ecological, and cultural beauty. Connecting the polyrhythmic styles of Lake Victoria and the pointed melodies of the Ethiopian highlands with the rich...
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Accra’s 2013 Chale Wote Festival

Nana Kofi Acquah documents the 2013 Chale Wote Festival. Each year Ghana's artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, designers, students and onlookers take to the streets of Accra to celebrate and display their...