Africa in Focus

Oct 2022

London’s biggest festival of African cinema, Film Africa, celebrates its 10th Edition

Themes covered include a mother’s love, belonging, sisterly bonds, migration, sexuality, gender, religion, repressed trauma and freedom struggles
Sep 2022

Phaidon catalogues a continuum of African Artists from 1882 to today

A groundbreaking A-Z survey of the work of over 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based in Africa
Sep 2022

Iwájú: Disney and Kugali to Collaborate on New Series

Described as a ‘love letter to Nigeria’, the long-form series is steeped in science fiction, and includes themes of class divide and inequality
Jun 2022

Life As A Drag Queen in South Africa with Liyana Arianna Madikizela

‘Most times when you hear the word drag, you do not picture a person in African print clothing or an African neckpiece’
Jun 2022

In Conversation with South African Queer Rights Activist Zawadi Mashego on the Black Lesbian Experience

Following the release of the poignant documentary film ‘Rape for Who I Am’ in 2006, have the realities of being a Black lesbian changed for South African Women in 2022?
Jun 2022

Vickie Remoe’s ‘Make Sierra Leone Famous’ Podcast Breaks New Ground

The podcast allows Vickie to further the cultural resurgence amongst millennial Sierra Leoneans, while its audio format enables her to broach broader topics
May 2022

Kah Walla: A Cameroonian Fighting for Change

In April 2011, she was elected as president of the Cameroon People’s Party (CPP). Kah Walla is credited as the first woman to reach the upper echelons of power in Cameroon
Jan 2022

Building Connections, Skills, and Opportunities for Women in Nigeria’s Tech Industry

By opening pathways for Women, these organisations are helping provide safer working environments and reduced avenues for sexual harassment in this male-dominated field
Nov 2021

Is Nigeria ready for the eNaira?

The digital currency issued directly to users, aims to promote financial inclusion, facilitate diaspora remittances, foster cross border trade
Nov 2021

The collapse of the Ikoyi building in Lagos, proves that human rights starts with infrastructure

The unfolding events serve as a painful reminder that housing security cannot be bought. The bubble afforded to the elites does not guarantee safety
Nov 2021

Image Based Abuse: How Revenge Porn is Violence Against Women

We make it seem like it’s okay to humiliate Women for having sex or sharing intimate pictures with a partner, then blame the victim whilst protecting the perpetrator
Oct 2021

#BHM Elizabeth Marami is Going Against the Tide

“Sexual harassment does happen, as women are the minority. But I have learnt to put my foot down and insist that on board a ship, we are colleagues”