Borås to host Swedish poetry contest

The 6th qualifying rounds of Ortens Poet ( the Suburb’s Poet), a national suburban poetry competition in Sweden will be held at 4pm on Saturday, October 27 at the Navet Science Center in the city of Borås. This will be first time that the contest will be held in Borås, located just an hour’s drive […]

Aspire goes global with online arts auction

Foremost South African auction house, Aspire Art Auctions spearheaded the success of its latest online auction last month with significant prices achieved for photographic works by David Goldblatt, which led strong sales of the contemporary artworks and books on offer. Aspire, which is holding another sale on October 28, is finding increased traction for online […]

Top South African auction house to hold October sale

Leading South African auction house, Aspire Art Auctions’ next sale on October 28 includes an important work by top contemporary artist William Kentridge – famous son of a famous father, Sidney Kentridge who defended Nelson Mandela in the infamous Treason Trial, thus saving his life. This moody drawing from the film, Stereoscope – Double Page, […]

African culture festival in Swedish city on Saturday

A whole day celebrating African culture is scheduled this Saturday in the Swedish city of Kinna. Organised by the city’s Adult Education Union ( in Swedish, Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan) and a local NGO, Iyam Care Association headed by Indira Njikam, the Hello Africa Festival, which begins at 11 am, will have a host of activities. There […]

ADV: A new Pan-African news agency is born

The African Daily Voice Group announced on Monday the launch of a new continental news agency: ADV (AfricanDailyVoice.com/en). Based in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the multinational company specialized in content, and the media, has a newsroom in Casablanca (Morocco) and offers multilingual services (French, English, Arabic). “Information networks remain dominated in our countries by Western media. […]

Big African festival in Gothenburg this Saturday

The inaugural edition of the Afro-Svensk (or Afro-Swedish) Festival will be held this Saturday at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. A project of Skanafrik, an organization working to promote Africans in the country,  the festival, which begins at 1 pm, has lined up a full program intended, among others, […]

Liberian artists exhibit work in Paris

Two Liberian artists were selected among several others to represent Africa at International Women’s Day programs held Thursday at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. Sidibe A. Musa and Ellen Vaibah Zeze presented their paintings and drawings at the program showcasing artistic works that portray the activities and social and economic programs of women globally. […]

Big African film festival in Sweden

About 60 African and African diaspora films will be shown during the 20th anniversary of the CinemAfrica Film Festival which will be held from February 26 to March 4 in Stockholm, Sweden. CinemAfrica said on its website that it has “… assembled the perfect mix of classical narratives, documentaries exploring the most current and vital […]

Sweden: CinemAfrica to hold filmmaking workshop

CinemAfrica, a Sweden-based organization that promotes African films, will hold a filmmaking workshop in February next year. According to information posted on its website, the organization said the workshop which is scheduled for February 5 to 11 in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, is intended for Afro-Swedes interested in filmmaking, who are over the age of […]

Sirleaf: National memories must unify Liberians

On the shoulders of the intersection of Broad and Buchanan Streets in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, sits a 174-year old building painted in dominant white with dotted brown curvy designs on every side. That’s the National Museum of Liberia- a historic and cultural asset that shriveled in ruins for many years.  The structure, representative of […]