My selection a pride and honor for me and the African continent – Ophelia Crossland, the only African designer at the 2019 Qipao Invitational Exhibition in China

Ghanaian fashion designer Ophelia Crossland brought pride to her kinsmen and country as the only African designer selected to take part in the 2019 Qipao Invitational Exhibition at the National Silk Museum, Hangzhou City, China. Under the theme “Weddings” and sponsored by the China National Silk Museum, a leading fashion museum located close to the famous West Lake in Hangzhou,

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Nigerians Make Up 33 Per Cent of The Overall African Students Studying in The U.S. In 2019

About 13,423 Nigerian students from the overall African students are currently studying in the US in the 2018/2019 academic session, according to data released by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  This statistic makes Nigeria the leading source of students from the continent and 11th largest country worldwide. According to the report, there was a

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Sword Belonging To 19th-Century Anti-Colonial Senegalese Leader Returned by France

As stolen African artifacts gradually get global attention, France has returned to Senegal a sword which belonged to a 19th Century Islamic and anti-colonial leader Omar Saidou Tall. The French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe handed over the curved iron, brass and wood sword in its leather sheath to Senegal’s President Macky Sall at a ceremony in Senegal’s capital Dakar. Commenting

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Kenya to Host Workshop on National Book and Reading Policies in Africa

In a move to support quality education for national development in Africa, Kenya is set to host a three-day high-level workshop on national book and reading policies in Africa,  Scheduled to begin to start next Monday, the workshop will be held under the auspices of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Books and Learning Materials section

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Late Nigerian Ben Enwonwu’s Painting Auctioned in London For For £1.1m 

A painting by the late Nigerian master painter and sculptor Ben Enwonwu this week sold ($1.4m) at an auction in the British capital, London. The painting, simply titled “Christine”, is of Christine Davis, an American hairstylist who moved to Lagos with her British husband and struck up a friendship with the painter. “Christine” was completed in 1971. Another work by

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Senegalese Multidisciplinary Artist and Creative Mathematician Dumped Wall Street for Fashion Vocation

Diarra Bousso is a fashion designer with a unique edge merging art and Math through the use of algorithms to create designs for her line – DIARRABLU. With no prior experience in fashion designing, the creative mathematician and multidisciplinary artist left a career of trading on Wall Street to venture into fashion designing. Bousso, a graduate in mathematics, was born

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Ethiopia’s Ashenda  festival; a yearly affair for girls to showcase their beauty

The Ashenda festival of Ethiopia is an annual ritual reserved for girls and young women to showcase their elegance and beauty amidst drumming, dancing and singing. The girls and young women in the northern parts of Ethiopia notably the Tigray ad Amhara regions celebrate Ashenda, to mark the end of a yearly 15-day fast called Filseta. The celebrations last between a

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