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African wax print is the new black…

In three years, Panafrica has become the must-have brand for wax print sneakers. Ethical and fair-trade, the European shoe company ploughs much of its profits into Africa - just one of the reasons it’s such a success on the continent. "A responsible label i…

“More and more people want African creativity”

All over the continent, from Nairobi to Casablanca, via Dakar and Abidjan, the entertainment business is exploding, and creativity is bubbling. In Nigeria, the Afrinolly Creative Hub brings technology and art together to embody this new productive, digital era…

Feminism in Africa’s digital world

Sexual discrimination in the coding world is rife across the globe. Cue Feminism 2.0., as Africa tries to make a change. "Computer coding is the language of the 21st Century and our children must master it!”   The slogan of 2017’s Africa Code Week summaris…

Stylished in African kimono

Kimonos with African fabrics ! Why had no one thought of this before? Two of the most easily identifiable things in fashion are the Japanese kimono and the patterns of West-African fabrics. Yet until the Cameroonian artist and designer behind Wafrica, Serge…

Neo & Africa’s high-end coffee

Founded in 2012 by brothers Ngozi and Chijoke Dozie, Neo has opened seven coffee shops in Lagos, kick-starting a high-end cafe scene.   Students slurp lattes while taking advantage of the Wi-Fi connection. Business people rush in for an expresso on their…

Africa’s smart cities

For Africa, the future lies in connected, intelligent cities In Africa, the cities of tomorrow are being invented today. District 2.0, CyberCity, Technology City - whatever their names, the agglomerations of the future are going to be both connected and innov…

When African Intelligence becomes Artificial

Thanks to AI and cloud technology, African developers are launching applications cheaply, and the Web giants have cottoned on.   A stream of forward-thinking apps are being created in Africa thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI), and they’re touching a…

Nollywood, Africa’s answer to Hollywood

Nigeria’s “Nollywood” film industry is the world’s second biggest producer of movies, ahead of Hollywood, creating Video on demand (VOD) content for Africa’s increasingly connected, entertainment-mad populations.   It hasn’t always been that way. Feature…

Olivier Tébily, from stadiums to Cognac barrels

For the last five years, the 42-year-old, retired Ivorian footballer, Olivier Tébily, has been making a name for himself in the world of brandy, becoming the world’s first black cognac producer. Olivier Tébily likes to call himself a “passionate craftsman”…