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Africa Re-Viewed: Rare Photos of 20th Century Africa

A photographer's Rare 20th Century Look at Africa: Eliot Elisofon was an internationally known photographer and filmmaker whose enduring visual record of African life from 1947 to 1972 was published in magazines such as Life and the National Geographic.

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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Ethiopia’s Meskel Festival in Pictures

The Meskel festival is the first big festival of the Ethiopian religious year and marks the finding of the cross that Jesus was crucified on, according to Orthodox Christian tradition.