Sunday 17th of January 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

Ivorian startup, Afrikrea is building the online infrastructure for African culture commerce

Ivorian startup, Afrikrea is building the online infrastructure for African culture commerce

Similarly, Francophone Africa is considered a minority in the African tech space. Often looked at as second-best to Anglophone Africa, the region has fewer technological innovations and startups. “Looking at the well of startups in Africa, I feel like we’re almost despised and ignored by pretty much everyone in Africa,” he laughs. “It feels like there’s only Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa in Africa. And that’s kind of insulting when we see that we’re able to ...

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The changing face of Ugandan fashion Industry 

The changing face of Ugandan fashion Industry 

Uganda's fashion industry is characterised by struggling ventures, semi-professional small-scale production, and lack of infrastructure, institutions and government support , and now the challenges have been exacerbated by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Destination wonder: a journey through Ghana’s feelgood fashion world

Destination wonder: a journey through Ghana’s feelgood fashion world

With Accra fashion week postponed due to Covid-19, Mercedes-Benz has worked with five next-gen designers and the photographer Carlos Idun-Tawia to showcase Ghana’s emerging talent and the country’s tradition of sharing skills from one generation to the next through storytelling.

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Bombchel, A West African Clothing Store, Employs Refugees Living In Atlanta

Bombchel, A West African Clothing Store, Employs Refugees Living In Atlanta

“I’m a refugee, and I think when people look at me, they don’t see it. I’m hiding in plain sight, and as I sit in the background and hear conversations around me about what refugees are, and where they should be allowed to go, and how they should be allowed to get there, I think about what my family was able to offer me because they sought a better life. I want us to normalize working around ...

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Whitney Madueke Re-envisions Traditional Nigerian Fabrics for a New Generation

Whitney Madueke Re-envisions Traditional Nigerian Fabrics for a New Generation

As a student in England, Madueke realized that her own cultural encounters started influencing her fashion choices in the same way as her father a mix of trendy and time-honored pieces. “I started mixing Nigerian pieces like a Buba blouse, a top with long loose style sleeves, with a pair of jeans.

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