VR film Samuel’s Streets documents a radio show in Kinshasa run by homeless youths

There are thousands of young people living on the streets and in shelters in Kinshasa. Back in 2011, the Children’s Radio Foundation, a non-profit organisation using radio to empower youth across Africa, launched their Voice of a Child project in Kinshasa, D.R.C. It’s a radio station run by 30 young people in the city, giving a voice…

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Pushing for Good Governance Through Art

Symbols and image are very important, because there are always memorable, and that’s why we’ll look at how art has been used to push for good governance in Kenya. For the last few months the country has gone through tough times, Corruption is at its peak, everyone is going to the streets demanding salary increment,…

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Dakar’s Creatives: A Photo Series that Captures the City’s Movers and Shakers

In his ongoing series Dakar Creatives, Senegalese photographer Jean Baptiste Joire takes pictures of the young creative in Dakar in places where they feel inspired. Fashion designer Selly Raby Kane is captured in front of the old Dakar train station. “I want people to get surprised when they see the pictures. I want them to ask ‘where is…

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Concept Artist Merges Maasai Warriors with Sci-fi Tech

Los-Angeles based concept artist Rodrigo Galdino has used his talents to illustrate the wonders that could emerge if a fictional tribe of Maasai warriors, detached from civilisation, stumbled across advanced alien technology. The result is a captivating conceptual series of images that combine vivid African aesthetics with otherworldly machines. The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group of…

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Our Hearts as Brief as Photos

At sundown one spring afternoon, in New York City’s West Village, we sat on a bench. We held hands and talked about our pasts. I asked her, “How did you end up in New York?” She told me of a night in Châlons-en-Champagne when a stranger left a thousand euros as a tip for her,…

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Ade Olufeko and the Resurrection of Cheikh Anta Diop

The artistic rebirth of Anta Diop indicates Adé Olufeko’s attempts to pull the astute figure from the grasps of academic dialogue and fringes of mainstream journalism, and place him within the consciousness of everyday people, most of who crave objective enlightenment on African discourses. Resurrection serves a purpose of generating widespread attention for ideas propagated…

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