Expert View: 7 Leading Photographers from Across the African Continent

As the market for African art has experienced explosive growth, so too has the interest in and proliferation of African photography. CNN asked 4 African art experts for their picks of today’s most promising talents. Touria El Glaoui is the creative force behind 1-54, an international art fair helping to introduce leading African artists to the global […]

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The Africa-Inspired Furniture Designs of Jomo Tariku Are Just Gorgeous

Kenyan born and of Ethiopian descent, designer Jomo Tariku has introduced a line of furniture inspired by Africa to make you swoon. His beautiful wood pieces are handmade and inspired by the artisans of Sub-Saharan Africa. The two chairs in his collection are the result of his obsession with traditional three-legged stools. The Nyala chair […]

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Video: Wanuri Kahiu on How ‘Rafiki’ Took the World by Storm Since Premiering at Cannes

Although still banned in the director’s home country of Kenya, ‘Rafiki’ has become an international sensation since it debuted in Cannes, the first Kenyan film to be invited to the prestigious festival. In ‘Moments With: Wanuri Kahiu,’ OkayAfrica sat down with Kenyan director, Wanuri Kahiu where she touches on the inspiration behind ‘Rafiki,’ the continued challenge to lift […]

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The Day Apartheid Died: Photos of South Africa’s First Free Vote

Recent elections in South Africa marked 25 years since the fall of apartheid, and this photo essay commemmorates the country’s first free election. It was the first in which citizens of all races were able to vote — horrific acts of violence threatened to undermine the hopes for a South Africa freed from white minority […]

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Colors of the Earth: Ghana’s Incredible, Rammed Earth Walls

Rammed earth construction is gaining new popularity as an economical, sustainable and potentially beautiful form of architecture, especially at the hands of Ghana’s Joelle Eyeson. The young African entrepreneur, is betting that it may be the answer to the housing deficit in her region. This is a rudimentary construction system in which earth is compressed […]

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One of the Greatest Wildlife Experiences can be Found in Africa

Chimpanzees may get much less hype in the travel media than endangered mountain gorillas, but tracking our closest relative through the African jungle is in fact one of the world’s most thrilling wildlife encounters. Although there are around 300,000 chimpanzees left in the equatorial forests of Africa, observing them in their natural habitat is a […]

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Where to Stay in Marrakesh

Marrakesh’s hotel scene is constantly changing – helped by more than 1,000 riad hotels squeezed in among the narrow alleyways and souks of the Medina neighbourhood. These mini-Edens – all with a central courtyard garden (where the word “riad” comes from) – have been mushrooming in the Medina, veering between simplicity and no-holds-barred luxury. Then […]

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Join the Hashtag Crowd with a Trip to Cape Town

The Mother City is famous for its natural beauty. Mountain ranges that form spectacular skylines, unique endemic fynbos, boulder-lined, sandy beaches, winelands that boast striking views: Cape Town has it all. No person with any form of camera hasn’t spent time capturing its lovely scenery, whether to appreciate it again and again or to show […]

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Africa’s 25 Most Liveable Cities

Many cities on the continent offer attractive environments in which to do business, and the quality of living is an essential component of a city’s attractiveness. The appeal of cities as a place to live and work is a key aspect of attracting talent as well as global and local businesses. In Africa, Port Louis […]

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Top Destinations for South African Travellers

London saw a spectacular year-on-year growth of 47%, while Lagos and Mauritius reported year-on-year increases in numbers of respectively 35% and 34%. In fourth and fifth place are Harare and Dubai: traffic to Harare from South Africa increased by 24% and flights to Dubai were up 17%. With more and more South African companies seeking […]

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