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Africa: Intra-African Trade Fair 2021 Poised to Boost Commerce Across Africa

The Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) will see Durban host key figures from the world of trade, including entrepreneurs, financiers, governments and regulators, on one platform to deliberate on trade acceleration and investment throughout the African continent. Organised by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in collaboration with the African Union (AU) …

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Benin takes delivery of treasures surrendered by France

Benin on Wednesday welcomed back nearly 30 royal treasures looted from the West African state during France’s colonial rule more than 130 years ago. Benin’s President Patrice Talon and the country’s culture minister travelled on Tuesday to Paris to bring home the 26 artefacts, part of France’s President Emmanuel Macron’s …

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Burkina Faso: 27th edition of FESPACO launched

The 27th edition of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Fespaco) has been launched. The opening ceremony of the festival known as the largest film festival on the continent, took place on Saturday at the Palais des Sports in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. It had in …

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African cinema could create 20 million jobs: UNESCO

Africa’s film industry is thriving and could create many millions of extra jobs if its potential was fully exploited, the United Nations said Tuesday. In a report, the UN cultural organisation UNESCO said that an estimated five million people currently work in Africa’s film industry, which contributes $5 billion to …

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Art flourishes on the walls of Morocco

Street art is booming in Morocco. The 6th edition of the Jidar street art festival finished in Rabat last Sunday and the results are everywhere to be seen. A new generation of Moroccan street artists have taken to the streets of the capital and other cities to spread their artistic …

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