The Cool Modernity of Tony Allen

Nigerian drummer Tony Allen founded the so-called Acrobat and was also one of the most sought-after and best drummers in the world. His drum sound was unique andimprovisational emphasis on…

Actors Out of Africa

You may not know that Africa has its own smaller film industry often referred to as Nollywood, which once was reference to the film industry in Nigeria but now implies…

Piracy in Africa

Although Africa has come a long way since the turn of the last century there are still some enormous issues in and around the continent that need tackling in a…

Rare African Animals

Africa is the basin from which life on land sprang millions of years ago, so it makes sense that the continent would have a vast selection of animals. This huge…

3 Influential African Designers

For a continent that isn’t exactly renowned for its glamour or excess of money, Africa sure has a fantastic fashion sense. Even in the more impoverished areas women can be…