CULTURE & SOCIETY

How to book a cheap flight to Africa, by award-winning travel agent

Reiseservice Sacco regularly offers its African customers flight tickets at best prices to more than 20 destinations from Senegal to Angola. “I’m personally in contact with the different airlines several times every week, in order to get special prices for the Ethnic Tickets. It’s time consuming and demands negotiating skills, but it pays off for our customers enormously,” says Sandro …

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Ethiopia welcomes first dedicated TV platform: Ethiosat

For years, Ethiopian TV viewers have had to navigate through a plethora of multinational content in a variety of foreign languages in order to locate their favourite channels. That changes on 3 October with the launch of Ethiosat – the first-ever dedicated Ethiopian TV platform to host Ethiopia’s most popular local channels. This has been made possible by agreements between …

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Dangote unveils Waste-to-Wealth, recycling initiatives in Nigeria

As part of activities marking the 2019 Global Sustainability Week, employees of the pan-African conglomerate, the Dangote Industries Limited (https://Dangote.com/) flagged off an environment initiative tagged “Waste to Wealth initiative”, focused on managing waste disposal while generating income and giving back to communities wherein it operates. The Company marked the Sustainability Week with the theme: “Our Community, Our Passion” with …

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Elida Almeida‘s spectacular grand festival finale performance in Düsseldorf

One of the highlights of this year’s düsseldorf festival! which counted a record 22,000 visitors was definitely the final concert featuring Elida Almeida. The Cape Verdean singer and her four-man band brought the house down with their mix of morna, funaná, coladeira and Afro-Latin sounds, reports Tina Adomako. In 2015, Elida Almeida won the prestigious Prix Découvertes RFI. This is …

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Deborah Oyedeji emerges Miss Nigeria Germany 2019

It was tough for the panel of judges entrusted with the task of choosing the most beautiful Nigerian woman in German on Saturday (5 September) in Hamburg.   The quality of the candidates who participated at the beauty pageant, part of activities marking Nigerian independence celebrations in the city, made the job of the jury very difficult. For the contestants …

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International opera star Jessye Norman dies at 74

International opera star, Jessye Norman died Monday, 30 September at the age of 74. The New York Metropolitan Opera described Norman as “one of the great sopranos of the past half-century. Norman sang more than 80 performances with the company, dazzling audiences with her beautiful tone, extraordinary power, and musical sensitivity”. Late Norman won four Grammy awards and a lifetime …

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Interview: Celebrated publisher Bibi Bakare-Yusuf discusses African literature

Bibi Bakare-Yusuf is co-founder and publishing director of one of Africa’s leading publishing houses, Cassava Republic Press, and the co-founder of Tapestry Consulting, a boutique research and training company focused on gender, sexuality and transformational issues in Nigeria.  She has worked as a gender and research consultant in the public, private and development sectors for the BBC, UniFem, ActionAid, eShekels, …

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Ground-breaking Mozambican feature film shows in Germany, Austria

The independent Mozambican feature film REDEMPTION (original title, in Portuguese: RESGATE) premiers in Germany during the 2019 edition of FilmFest Hamburg, from September 26 to October 5. The film will be shown twice: on October 2 at 9:15pm (CinemaxX 2) and October 4 at 9pm (Metropolis). The director, Mickey Fonseca, will participate in both events. By the Mozambican production house …

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Spreading Bug of Nuremberg: Lessons to draw from Ekweremadu’s assault

Granted that prior to the experience of Ekweremadu, an Ivorian Minister suffered the same fate, albeit more violently, in Paris and that the then ailing President Muhammadu Buhari was picketed and heckled out of London and, more recently, picketed in Tokyo, the incident at Nuremberg has elicited reactions that have brought such actions to the front burner of national and international discourse on governance and responsible government with special reference to Africa.

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2Face,  Alhaji Adenekan, Don VS bag awards in Frankfurt, Germany

Pulling off the recent 2Face concert in Frankfurt would count as a major achievement of Isaac Izoya, founder and director of Nollywood Film Festival Germany NFFG and Nollywood Europe Golden Awards NEGA. Rumours had been circulating that the Afrobeats legend would not show up at the Gala Night of the twin events ostensibly because he was indisposed. Even when 2Baba …

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Nigerian film premieres in Frankfurt to critical acclaim

Frankfurt am Main, the financial hub of Germany, recently hosted the annual double-packed – Nollywood Film Festival Germany NFFG and Nollywood Europe Golden Awards NEGA. The twin-events, organized by Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V., featured Nigerian film screenings, networking sessions for film makers and an awards ceremony. The two-day cultural festival was kick-started with the premiere of Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s newest …

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