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France Pledges $1.5 Billion to Sudan to Pay Off IMF Loan

French President Emmanuel Macron, left, welcomes Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling sovereign council at the summit to support Soudan, May 17, 2021 at the Grand Palais Ephemere in Paris. France announced Monday that it will grant Sudan a $1.5 billion loan to help the north African country pay off its debt to the […]

Ivory Coast Strives to Save Architectural Treasures in Former Colonial Capital

The Ivory Coast resort town of Grand-Bassam is known for its beaches and French colonial architecture. Recent flooding and the passage of time have taken a toll on the city’s historic buildings, but some people are determined to fix things, as Yassin Ciyow found in this report narrated by Carol Guensburg. View video here: Source: […]

Incredible Luxury Lodges of the Namibia’s desertscape

As one of the least densely populated places on earth, Namibia makes a great case for travelling to Africa right now. Quiet, peaceful, and scenic beyond belief, with landscapes that vary from stark Skeleton coastline to Mars-like desert dunes and sweeping open plains peppered with soft hills, its hotels and lodges are primarily built and […]

Tracing the African Diaspora in Food

Jessica B. Harris, (Illustration by João Fazenda ) the author of the book “High on the Hog,” which has been adapted for Netflix, searches for the roots of African-American cuisine, like the dishes at Reverence, a tasting-menu restaurant in Harlem. One recent Monday evening, Jessica B. Harris sat at the counter at Reverence, a tasting-menu […]

Idris Elba on ‘Africa Day’ Concert, COVID, African Representation in Cinema

“Africa Day is essentially a recognition of a continent with a deep history and an incredible future. So essentially the messaging is about, hey, let’s figure out way to celebrate, even in the dark times,” Elba tells Variety. “There’s been a real spike in entertainment and streaming and music, based on people being at home […]

Mansa Musa of Mali: the richest person who ever lived

In the era of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Wall Street and Big Tech, it is hard to fathom a more prosperous time in human history. However, many believe Mansa Musa’s wealth outdoes that of all modern billionaires. Mansa Musa ruled over the Mali empire in the 14th Century, and his incredible access to gold made […]

Shaped by slavery, Cape Verde’s music of displacement returns.

How a music shaped by slavery, epidemics, famine and mass migration travelled the world, narrating stories of suffering and resistance. Mariana dos Santos was 18 years old when she left her home in Cape Verde, the archipelago of volcanic islands off the coast of West Africa, for neighbouring São Tomé and Principe. It was 1954, […]

Kenya’s surprising baby boom of 200 elephants!

The wildlife researcher diligently marks his notepad as the elephants come into view, eager to not miss a single one in his count. Meanwhile the pilot, flying high in a helicopter above Kenya’s Amboseli park, circles around the herd to reveal a clearer view of the pack — and an extremely rare set of twin […]

Ghanaian Tech VR tours Start-up makes Huge impact in hospitality industry.

Ghanaian Start-up DOBIISON, a provider of virtual tours and immersive digital experiences for the real estate, construction and tourism industries, is planning on scaling across Africa this year. Founded in 2018, DOBIISON has built the largest collection of Ghanaian virtual reality (VR) content. Currently at the growth stage, it leverages 360º immersive, interactive content with […]