The Africa Center
The Africa Center5 days ago

Nigerian creatives have been using social media to promote their work, with epic results.

The Africa Center
The Africa Center1 week ago

"Do it. You don’t need permission to break barriers."

— Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Delphine Fawundu, co-founders of Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.

Happy International Women's Day!

The Africa Center
The Africa Center2 weeks ago

Happy Independence Day, Ghana!

These images by master photographer Paul Strand show Ghana in 1963-4, less than 10 years after independence, as a site of dramatic changes, contrasts, and different experiences of modernity.

via National Geographic

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The Africa Center3 weeks ago

A sweet homecoming tale from Western Darfur.

via Narratively

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The Africa Center shared Style Out There's episode.4 weeks ago

For the Herero women of Namibia, their flamboyant dresses are symbols of cultural tradition, resilience, and pride.

This fascinating video follows a young Herero woman as she gets her first dress, and takes a look behind the scenes at Windhoek fashion...

The Africa Center
Style Out There
In Namibia, where the average temperature in the summer is 80 degrees, Herero women deck themselves out with long sleeves and petticoats. Their gorgeous dresses, elaborate headpieces, and vibrant patterns showcase their pride in their identity, all the while alluding to the suffering they've endured within the past 100 years — including a genocide that nearly wiped them out.
The Africa Center
The Africa Center1 month ago

From the Port of Dakar to the Port of Djibouti, this epic engineering project aims to connect the West and East coasts of Africa by land for the first time.

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2 weeks ago
Smashed it! The recently rediscovered painting of Princess Tutu sells at auction for over $1.6m. Big news for the African art market. #benenwonwu #nigeria