Nobody does it quite like Sierra Leone when it comes to independence celebrations. In an unmatched effort, the DMV area, home to the highest population of Sierra Leoneans in the US, will be overrun this weekend with a rich, unifying celebration of Salone heritage. The GWB Commission,
Mobile Money. Person-to-Person Lending. Micro-Insurance. Working in Africa’s financial services industry has never been more exciting as the sector is disruptively innovating its way to the future. The Continent seems to be pregnant with so much possibility. This feeling was especially overwhelming last week Wednesday
I feel at “home” whenever I am with people that keep me grounded and remind me that if I can’t translate all the stuff I do when I’m away from Kenya into actions that will make a difference at home, then I have a problem.
The Orisun Collective, which organizes annual art camps for children in Lagos, will launch with a Harlem brunch on April 24. Brunch for the Arts will be hosted by Iheatu Kanu and feature performances by the Imperial Mandela Rose and singer Yeanka and be deejayed by
Applause Africa salutes Zimbabwe! Formerly and territorially known as the Republic of Rhodesia, today the country celebrates the 36th anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom on April 18th, 1980. On this celebratory occasion, we highlight a few Zimbabwean actors coloring the face of film.
Sitting in New York City’s Lincoln Center Theater, two beautiful black bodies emerge in the spotlight making leaps, turns, gyrations, and kicks so effortlessly by themselves and intertwined with each other. The music is just as infectious as the movements and more dancers appear, instinctually
Priscilla Anany's debut film, 'Children of the Mountain' will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend. A rare find, the film tackles the hard reality of family vs. self and represents Ghana beautifully.
The challenges of our time are bringing innovators, scientists, and experts together, all in the hopes of finding solutions that avoid creating more challenges. In The Paradox of Our Time George Carlin wrote the following:
“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but
Last Thursday, April 7, Shared Interest celebrated change-makers for Southern Africa in a star-studded tribute featuring an exciting multi-media program with Raiza Said beautifully displaying the power of the Continent in a rousing musical performance.
Felicia Mabuza-Suttle in her second year running as host, kept the night racing
Thousands of fans flocked to the "Mother City" this past week to revel in the magic of the African Continent's biggest music gathering; the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF).
Affectionately dubbed “Africa’s Grandest Gathering,” the festival is the biggest music event in sub-Saharan Africa and