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  I make my way East along the North shore of the Gambia River, driving into the heart of the country. Immediately I notice people living more simply in straw huts, and a lot more [...]

Children from Three Nations Come Together

As part of our giving-back efforts in the communities we work with during the Nedbank Tour de Tuli, Children in the Wilderness CITW hosted its second annual Tri-Nations at Mapungubwe [...]

!Khwa ttu: learn about the San near Yzerfontein

By Roxanne Reid. The San have inhabited Africa for thousands of years but modern ‘civilisation’ hasn’t treated them kindly. Now there’s a Fair Trade Tourism project that trains them in [...]

Art with a magical touch in the heart of the African bush

In today’s interview it’s a real pleasure to introduce you to Raphaelle Gasse, Marketing Manager at Tribal Textiles. Muli bwanji Raphaelle, thanks for your time! 🙂 In a few words [...]

The African story must be told to African Americans

The African Diaspora, an interconnected blood line of history, legacy, family, lost and found loves and endangered unification. The connection between African Americans and Africans connected with blood and tears. [...]

SADC and Africa tourism shine in China

African tourism recently managed to make a good impression on two different occasions in Beijing. The events were part of enhancing co-operation between China and the external world. In the [...]

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 [...]

The need for an increased Internet space for Tanzanian tourism

One shortcoming within the African tourism sector is scarcity of online materials. I myself being a former history teacher, can tell there is a rich history that still remains untapped. [...]

Inema: the vanguard of creative expression of Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda is not a place that would immediately conjure notions of conceptual and modern art for most people. The opposite, in fact, may be true, because so much of [...]

5 films directed by African women that confront gender stereotypes

We are approaching a new age where women are challenging the patriarchal conditions of African cinema – rapidly gaining a voice in a male dominated industry. Subjects have ranged from [...]

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Wakaliwood – the slum where movies are made for $200

Deep in a Ugandan slum, gory low-budget movies are being directed by the country’s own Quentin Tarantino. Machines guns made from scrap metal, computer-generated helicopters and toy trucks all make [...]

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The Lagos Photo Festival: A deeper exploration of African truths

In a striking departure from the gloomy photojournalism often associated with Africa, the Lagos Photo Festival that opened in Lagos on October 24th looks to challenge these exhausted narratives. Now [...]

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Saving the ancient beats – the Afro-futuristic music of Gato Preto

We still wish we knew Portuguese so we could rap to the hot numbers that Gato Preto deliver over and over again. Their Afro-futuristic sound – a mix of Kuduro, [...]

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Skateboarding is helping Ethiopia’s young escape the daily grind

A skateboarding movement in Addis Ababa is exploding, providing Ethiopia’s young with moments of fun and escape in the troubled city. On a stroll through the hustle and bustle of [...]

African Art
Dazzling diversity of West Africa exhibited at the British Library

Word, Symbol and Song, a new exhibition at the British Library sensitively weaves its way through West African history, exhibiting its rich and vibrant culture in all its glory whilst [...]

Hollywood goes black – photographers reshoot 20 iconic movie scenes in Senegal hotel

When looking for their next big project, Senegalese photographers Omar Victor Diop and Antoine Tempé decided to pick something close to their hearts – western cinema. The pair long adored Hollywood classics like [...]

The Snap Diary – Shooting in the townships

Warnings of a raised terror threat reached our ears just as the Snap Foundation convoy rumbled into the Kwide township – minibus, pickup truck and hatchback, incongruous against the corrugated steel [...]

WATCH – How did Trevor Noah cope in his debut as Daily Show host?

Following in John Stewart’s footsteps as host of the Daily Show is the toughest job in TV right now. Step up, Trevor Noah. The South African comedian made his debut on America’s [...]

The Snap Diary: Selfie craze has officially reached South Africa

Stacey Hatfield works as a Senior Photographer at Net-a-Porter in London and has been interested in the Snap Foundation teaching programmes for a while. Finally, this year in June, she was [...]

Tjongololo’s tackle: I found the weirdest bar in Namibia

Fun, funky even wacky, these are words you might use to describe the Canyon Roadhouse not far from the Fish River Canyon in southern Namibia. Staid, dull and prim are [...]