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This June 13-14, Nairobi will play host to an exciting workshop and networking event under the acronym SPACE (Sustainable Properties Africa Conference & Exhibition). The aim of the two-day showcase, in the organisers’ own words, [...]

Fez: The medieval capital of Morocco

  The beautiful city of Fez is the medieval capital of Morocco, founded in 789, and is very well known for it’s sprawling old city, the Medina. The walled city [...]

Welcome to the magical blue world of Chefchaouen

It has been recommended time and time again, and it seems like no visit to Morocco is complete without a visit to the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen. The city [...]

Ethiopia is officially the world’s best tourist destination

Ethiopia has been voted as 2015’s top tourist destination. Competition organisers the European Council on Tourism and Trade chose Africa’s second-most populated country for its “excellent preservation of humanity landmarks”. Ethiopia [...]

Concrete creativity: The forgotten masterpieces of Afro Modernism

When a wave of independence swept across sub-Saharan Africa in the late 1950s and early 1960s, youthful nations looked to architecture as a means of expressing their newly-earned identity. Stadiums, parliament [...]

50 Cent takes bankruptcy in his stride; builds mansion in secret African location

50 Cent is building a secret mansion in Africa, despite filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US. The ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper showed off his luxurious new house [...]

The hidden history of pre-colonial African urbanism

Africa has a human history that stretches back further than any other continent on Earth. But in the 1950s and 60s, the prevailing opinion amongst experts and scholars was that [...]

Which African city has been named as one of the World’s 7 Urban Wonders?

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are so last year; there’s a new global initiative in town seeking to put a modern spin on the old hat list by identifying seven [...]

Welcome to Ponte City: the former slum skyscraper at the heart of Johannesburg’s renaissance

In just 40 years Ponte has gone from being an audacious experiment in skyscraper homes, to a crime-riddled de facto prison, to its current life as a trendy living location [...]