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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...

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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.
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The Africa Center2 weeks 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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The Africa Center3 weeks ago

A lost portrait of a princess by Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu has been discovered in an apartment in London.

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The Africa Center1 month ago

RIP Hugh Masekela, who has died at the age of 78.

Born in 1939 in a coal-mining town in segregated South Africa, Masekela became one of the most important musicians of the anti-apartheid movement.

In this performance...

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TEDxObserver - Hugh Masekela - The western influence on African youth plus music performance
Hugh Masekela Musician, composer, campaigner One of the giants of South African music, Masekela's work has closely charted the history of his country of birt...
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The Africa Center1 month ago

From developing groundbreaking vaccines to defending human rights, the latest cohort of African TED Fellows is set to take the next TED conference by storm.

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The Africa Center1 month ago

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Africa was an ongoing source of inspiration to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and he drew on his experiences there in his pursuit of justice and freedom for black people around the world. Read more...

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2 days ago
#Harlem happenings this weekend: a concert of music from around the world presented by New York African Chorus Ensemble.

This Saturday, 4pm, Our Lady of Lourdes School, 468 W 143rd Street, FREE!
3 days ago
The first Moroccan edition of @154artfair is almost here! We're fending off #fomo by reading all about it...
4 days ago
Happy birthday @Trevornoah! In this interview he shares what he misses most about #SouthAfrica.
1 week ago
Our friends @WMInyc present Niger's most popular band Tal National w/ Brooklyn Afro-Funksters Kaleta and Super Yamba Band. 2/23 at @littlefieldnyc TheAfricaCenter photo