African Diaspora: African Women in Europe Awards – 29th June 2013

Applications for the Second AWE (African Women in Europe) 2013 Awards are now officially open. This year, the AWE Awards Event Ceremony will be held in London, UK at Holiday Inn London-Kensington Forum on the 29th June 2013. The A.W.E award aims to recognize and honor African Women in Europe members of good standing living,…

“Restless City” wins at Colours of the Nile International Film Festival

Andrew Dosunmu’s Restless City was named Best Long Feature Film at the inaugural Colours of the Nile Film Festival, which ran in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012. The Nigerian film also won Best Cinematography. The jury was made up of French/Tunisian filmmaker Karim Dridi; Ethiopian director Solomon BekeleWeya; South African producer Letebele Masemola-Jones;…

Stereotypes

With more than a billion people spread across 54 countries speaking more than 3,000 languages, Africa cannot – and should not – be limited to a single narrative. Africa Straight Up is a more complete story about Africa and its diaspora. Share your personal story about Africa at Africa.com or on Twitter @Africa_com with the hashtag…

African subcultures – Being different through music, clothes and values

The following is a repost and adaption from Smart Monkey TV Issue No.6 / October 2012   Smart Monkey says: Looking below the surface, Africa has some interesting subcultures that define themselves through either clothes or music. I was having breakfast in Cape Town with Vincent Maher, Motribe (a company that build communities with its…