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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 44

ARTS & CULTURE Sindika Dokolo, African art collector, dies in diving accident in Dubai Sindika Dokolo was best known as the husband of Angolan businesswoman, Isabel dos Santos. He was a prolific collector of African Art and joined the fight

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Innovation in Africa
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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 43

ARTS & CULTURE Congolese artist Cheri Samba exhibition in Paris Chéri Samba is the undisputed king of popular painting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The master painter is exhibiting in the Kings of Kin exhibition at the Magnin-A contemporary art

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‘Think African’ marketing campaign to woo consumers

Companies in Africa do not spend enough time and money promoting brands, advertising and engaging consumers to build loyalty. This is evidenced by the fact that only 0.47% of the global advertising spend goes to Sub-Saharan Africa. International companies operating

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Africa's troubled economies
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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 42

ARTS & CULTURE Showcasing the best of African style, beauty, design and culture Join the inaugural FestivalAFRICANA this weekend (17-18 October). The virtual event will showcase the best of Ghana including the fashion film There is No Place Like Home;

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Ongolo is born
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5 tips to stay motivated and keep blogging

I had plenty of reason to celebrate when Ongolo turned six months old on 1 October 2020. The journey from zero to six months was bumpy and left me wondering whether blogging was really worth all the sleepless nights. I

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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 41

ARTS & CULTURE   France votes to return colonial artefacts to Benin and Senegal In a major win for Africa’s fight for restitution, the National Assembly in France has unanimously agreed to return artefacts to Benin and Senegal. The decision

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Kobe Bryant's Mamba Mentality
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How to ensure that 2020 does not defeat you

2020 will forever be remembered as the annus horribilis for most of mankind. The year got off to an eventful and soul-destroying start with the Australian bush fires, floods in Indonesia, a volcanic eruption in the Philippines, a brush with

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Ngozi and Amina
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Africa Weekly News roundup – Week 40

ARTS & CULTURE   Black history month: Was Ludwig van Beethoven black?  It seems fitting that we start Black History month by debating a centuries old theory that the great pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven, had West African heritage. This interesting

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