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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…

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…

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…

Africa, the new Eldorado for architects

African architects have become the masters of beautiful, innovative and environmentally-conscious buildings.   Sometimes challenges push you towards excellence. It’s the case in Africa right now, as architects—faced with problems like population increas…

Africa, Emoji-style

A young Ivorian graphic designer is celebrating the wealth and beauty of Africa by creating a different emoji every day of the year.   Who said you need glossy pictures to make you want to jump on the first plane to Africa? Evocative emojis will do, as I…

Valérie Obaze, queen of e-commerce & cosmetics…

In just eight years, this entrepreneur extraordinaire has carved a name for herself in Nigeria, Europe and America by selling her high-end cosmetics online. It all began in 2010, when the Ghanaian-British business woman and her Nigerian husband decided to k…

Is Afrofuturism Africa’s Future?

What if we reimagined Africa - its technological inventions and its social codes? What if, in this alternative future, Western-style capitalism had never existed, and African traditions had permeated every aspect of society? Welcome to Afrofuturism The over…