For bronze caster, Alex Agbonmwenre, the return of the Benin Bronzes is about far more than the return of looted artefacts. It is also a reminder that the craft, which found a patron in Benin 800 years ago, has continued through an unbroken lineage of master craftsmen, ever since. And those master craftsmen can be found today, in Igun Street, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Michael Olawole's passion for African designs has unleashed a wave of African print fashion on the East African island nation of Mauritius. What does this say about Mauritius' relationship with the mainland?
In 1991, Marylin Douala Manga Bell and her husband founded Cameroon's first-ever contemporary art center. Since then, she has been a key enabler of local talent growth - and the emergence of Cameroon's contemporary artists on the world stage. Now she wants to ensure that their legacy has a more local focus..
In spite of enormous hydrocarbon potential, Tanzania is planning to plug more than 6,000 megawatts of renewable power - more than its current total power capacity - into its national grid, as president Samia Suluhu Hassan mounts rapid economic reforms to woo investors to the East African state.
Rihanna's Africa launch of her luxury beauty line is no accident; grooming is big business and men's grooming is where it's at.... male beauty parlours springing up across the continent, are adding to a multi-billion-dollar sector fuelled by increasing awareness about personal care and hygiene.
Prospects for Africa’s internet economy and growing demand for top skills is seen supercharging the investment migration industry across Africa and is also fueling a new set of wealth hubs on the continent, according to a report.
Africa now accounts for 70% of the world’s 1 trillion dollar US dollars mobile money value. The value of Africa’s mobile money transactions edged up 39 per cent to 701.4 billion US dollars in 2021 –– its closest to the trillion-dollar mark –– up from 495 billion US dollars in 2020, highlighting the future of African banking is mobile.
Close to half of all countries in Africa have activated online processing of visas, with some countries opening access to more than 180 nationalities to lure more tourists from within and outside Africa. South Africa, the latest to offer digital travel documents, is also keen on attracting skilled migrants after tightening its immigration rules.