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The Vivid Blue Houses of Morocco

Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.

Museum Of Black Civilizations In African Wants Europe To Return Stolen Artworks

A new museum in Africa that displays artworks from across the African Diaspora opened earlier this month, but it’s missing important pieces that Europe plundered during the colonial era. Senegal’s culture minister wants former colonial powers to return thousands of...

Check Out The Works Of This Nigerian Hyper-realistic Charcoal Artist

Her name is Chiamonwu Ifeyinwa Joy and she is a budding hyperrealistic artist from Nigeria. She utilizes this form of artwork to celebrate and portray Igbo culture and traditions. Looking at her work you would think you were staring...

Nigerian Artist Who Painted Obama, Honoured By Harvard University

Kehinde Wiley, a Nigerian painter, who was commissioned to do a portrait of former United States President Barack Obama, has been honoured with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal by Harvard University. On Thursday, Kehinde alongside seven others — Florence Ladd,...

This Kenyan Artist Turns Scrap Objects Into Amazing Works of Art

For many a dump site is simply what it is, a site for dumping waste. But not this Kenyan artist, Evans Ngure sees beyond the waste as he uses his imagination to bring these materials to life. This 29-year old...

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Corruption in Africa: Top 10 African Countries With The Lowest Commercial Bribery Risk

The anti-bribery standard-setting organization TRACE has released this year’s Bribery Risk Matrix, which measures business bribery risk in 194 countries, territories, and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions.

African Lip Plates: Culture, History and Symbolism — In Pictures

The lip plate, also known as a lip plug or lip disc, is a form of body modification common in some parts of Africa. The procedure, which involves knocking out the bottom two teeth (sometimes all four), is done at the age of 15-18 and it signifies womanhood.

Egypt Detains Photographer after Private Shoot With Dancer at Pyramid

Egyptian police have detained a photographer for breaking the rules set by the antiquities ministry for photo shoots after he shot images of a...

Nigeria Ranked Among Top 20 Unsafest Countries in the World – as Citizens Live in Fear

Nigeria's ranking in the 2020 Global Law and Order index reflects a common feeling of unsafety among many Nigerians.Global polling group, Gallup, has published...

Hadza: The Tanzanian Tribe That Survive Purely From Hunting and Gathering — In Pictures

The Hadza are an an indigenous ethnic group located near Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley. They are descendants of Tanzania’s aboriginal hunter-gatherers and...