02 Jan

BBC Question Time: South Africa Post-Mandela

BBC Question Time Live South Africa

Excellent debate and discussion on BBC Question Time live from South Africa – definitely worth a watch

05 Dec

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013


                      South African President Jacob Zuma announces the peaceful death of Nelson Mandela “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father…”     Former South African President F.W. de Klerk (last president of the Apartheid era) on Mandela: “…I remember […]

05 Jun

Beyonce Channels Africa in New Song “Grown Woman”


Once Beyonce introduced the moves of Mozambique dancers Tofo Tofo into her music video for Who Runs The World (even going so far as to fly them to America from Mozambique to teach herself and her dancers how to do what they do so well), we knew it wouldn’t be long before she started incorporating […]

03 Jun

Can Fashion Designer Ozwald Boateng Transform Africa?

Ozwald Boateng speaks at the Made in Africa Foundation Gala held at the Taj Palace Hotel, Marrakech

What does a Savile Row fashion designer have in common with Africa’s forthcoming industrial revolution? Well, in Ozwald Boateng’s case, a lot. Boateng – the British-raised tailor who, as the first black designer of African descent on London’s Savile Row, is famed for supplying the British elite and Hollywood A-Listers with bold, bespoke suits – […]

09 Apr

Africa’s decade? If it gets its act together…

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Top Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill has said that Africa could become a global economic force in the coming decades if the continent ‘gets its act together’. According to a report on comments he made at African Venture Capital Association conference, ONeill (who coined the term BRICS to denote the emerging nations Brazil, Russia, India, […]

03 Apr

The Nigeria Nostalgia Project – Nigeria as it once was


The Nigeria Nostalgia Project is one of AwakeToAfrica.com’s favourite places to visit online. The guys who run it have spent time collecting and curating vintage images – those sent in by Nigerians of their friends and families – which show Nigeria as it once was. It certainly is a very different portrayal from the Nigeria […]

21 Mar

Chinua Achebe dies, aged 83

Chinua Achebe

ICON: CHINUA ACHEBE This article was first published in Issue 3 of ARISE magazine Words Lola Adesioye Master storyteller. Revolutionary author. Passionate poet. Chinua Achebe is one of Nigeria’s most read and highly respected literary masters. He has been awarded more than 30 honorary degrees and won numerous international prizes, including the 2007 Man Booker International Prize for […]

14 Mar

Lost Nigeria: Photos essays from the continent 1960-1980


Lost Nigeria is a fascinating website which features a series of photoessays curated and collected by Senongo Akpem, a New Yorker, of his mother’s time in Nigeria between 1960 to 1980. Akpem’s American mother went to Nigeria as a missionary and the photos show her relationship with Nigerians at this time.  

22 Jan

Google’s Eric Schmidt visits Africa

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Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, has just written an interesting Google+ post on his recent trip to Africa. What he says is nothing that Africans or anyone with an interest in Africa doesn’t already know, but it’s worth reading his thoughts especially since Africa is definitely a place that the western eye is increasingly focused […]

03 Jan

Facing the reality of South Africa without Mandela


The news that former President Nelson Mandela was hospitalized in December was worrying for many. His subsequent release from hospital has, therefore, been met with relief. People are not just worrying about Mandela himself though – there are many who are also deeply concerned about South Africa’s future post-Mandela. The reality is that at 94 years […]