I should probably start off by admitting that this was my very first African conference. I have never before attended the Wharton African Business Forum (WABF), the Harvard Business School’s African Business Conference, or any such convening. So as a newbie, I wasn’t quite sure
On November 18 - 21, the Wharton Africa Business Forum (WABF) will host its 24th annual conference, the longest running student-organized Africa-focused business discussion. With this year’s theme: “My Africa Network: New Partners for New Solutions”, WABF will be a platform for a diverse array of
Scrolling through a polished website, popular shows like An African City and Girl Going Places flash across the screen. Now, from the comfort of your home from San Francisco to New York, movies like Adera or A Soweto Love Story are but a fingertip away.
During the United Nations General Assembly, The Africa-America Institute celebrated and recognized the extraordinary dedication and pioneering achievements of US and African leaders at the AAI 2016 Annual Awards Gala. The 2016 Honorees were Aliko Dangote, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group; Ali Moshiri, President, Chevron
I've been waiting to see this day for 15 years -- and in some ways, my whole life. I've loved history ever since I was a little boy. Growing up in the oppressive shadow of Jim Crow, my teachers would ask me to cut out
Teju Cole is part of a new generation of African writers taking the literary world by storm.Teju’s works are primarily character-driven, interweaving the background of her native Nigeria, bread in America and social and political events into the narrative.
While his latest work Known and Strange
Fashionistas far and wide are gearing up for the fourth edition of African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT). One of the city’s most anticipated fashion events, presented by the Fashion Ready Foundation, AFWT brings together student and high fashion designers, fashion industry professionals, and attendees looking
African dance and music have certainly evolved over the years. The traditional African dance is gradually making way for more modern dance moves. In Africa, the African dance transformation seems to be happening among Nigerians; and now, Nigeria’s film industry is making history with the
On June 23, the Supreme Court announced a disappointing 4-4 ruling in the U.S. vs Texas case determining whether President Obama's 2014 immigration relief programs can go into effect. A tied decision from the Supreme Court means that the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans