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African fashion shines at Sofitel Tour Blanche Casablanca

There’s creativity in the air in Casablanca, and we’re not just talking the annual Casamouja street art fest. We’re talking fashion. More specifically, North-African fashion, showcased at the Casa Fashion Show, held at the Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche in Oc…

Africa beats to the rhythm of Electro

In just three years, the Atlas Electronic festival—held in Villa Janna, an idyllic eco-lodge in the heart of Marrakesh—has become one of Morocco’s most exciting cultural events. Electro music is to millennials what Rock music was to their grandparents: good…

Wildlife and stunning views, the secret of Arly

In August 2018, Burkina Faso’s Arly National Park joined UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Programme, becoming part of the Worldwide Network of Biosphere Reserves. It’s a little-known realm of wetlands, forest and savannah, populated by big cats, elephants and birds—…

Musée Yves Saint Laurent, an ode to culture

Since it opened next to the Jardin Majorelle in October 2017, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent has become Marrakesh’s must-see museum, an artistic epicentre, where culture is accessible to all. In one darkened room, 50 pieces of exquisite jewellery highlight th…

Dressed for success in Senegal

Alia Baré, Owens Ndiaye, Hélène Daba, Mamadou Thiam: these are the new faces of Senegal’s fashion world, and their success stories are inspiring. My Chic Africa caught up with them. Sitting in the garden of her house in Dakar, talking about how she got …

Lillya brings holistic Ayurvedic treatments to Morocco

The traditional Indian medicine of Ayurvda is popular around the world, from Europe to the Americas. Now two sisters have opened Morocco's first 100% Ayurvedic centre. My Chic Africa checked it out. The story starts in Casablanca with Moroccan expat Sanae, …

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…