By Kizzi Asala with AFP Artistic genius against the backdrop of a harsh reality is how one might describe the lifestyle of self-taught Congolese fashion designer, Jérôme Baku — who also happens to be an asylum seeker in Paris, France after fleeing his...
by bbcafrica A French right-wing magazine has been criticised across the political spectrum in France for depicting Gabon-born socialist MP, Danièle Obono, as a slave. The article in Valeurs actuelles accused Africans of colluding in slavery, and had a...
By Anna Trapido I am conflicted and confused. Is it disloyal to celebrate the opening of an avant-garde African eatery in Rwanda when similar restaurants in South Africa are closing? Is it tasteless to predict major international awards in the Kigali food scene’s future...
Dawit Endeshaw  At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region in protests following the fatal shooting of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said on Wednesday, laying bare splits in the prime minister’s political heartland ahead of next year’s polls.
By Nduka Orjinmo BBC News, Lagos When an aunt sent Oye Diran an old family photo, he was mesmerised by the high sense of fashion and style exhibited by the Yoruba women of West Africa in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.