Sweden: sLim Prince releases new song

Nigerian/Swedish singer sLim Prince over the weekend released his second solo single “Min Boboh”.   Released by the record company Same Plate Music (Captain Röds), the song is the fourth release of the company in a short time.   “Min Boboh” comes as second single after debut single “Top tonight.” Artist sLim Prince, who is also […]

UNWTO head: Tourism opens our hearts and minds

  Tourism can transform our world and build better understanding in a world living a deficit of tolerance said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the 2017 edition of ITB Berlin in Berlin, Germany. “We live the worst of times and the best of times. Times when we wake up every […]

Nine African films at Berlin international festival

Nine African films will be screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival  which runs until 19 February in the German capital. Vaya, a South African film directed by the Nigerian Akin Omotosho; Cahier Africain, a Swiss-German production that documents the suffering of 300 Central Africans in the hands of Congolese mercenaries between October 2002 and March […]

Liberian war-time drama to hit California stage

An award-winning play set in Liberia is slated to start showing from March  7-19 at the Curran theatre in San Francisco, California, the USA. ‘Eclipsed’ is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community, one that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength. Written in […]

Gospel music: Praise Party in Gothenburg

A blend of African and Swedish gospel singers will rock the House of Gospel in Gothenburg, Sweden’s 2nd largest city, on January 28 in a New Year Praise party.   Ulf and Asa Nomark, Samuel Matéga and Motun Benson are billed to perform at the show. Other artists set to thrill the audience are  Dupeola, Focus Kids, […]

Spain to host global forum on gastronomy tourism

The World Tourism Organization Headquarters in Madrid, Spain, hosted Tuesday the presentation of the 3rd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism. The event will be held in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain, on 8-9 May 2017. The Forum is organized by UNWTO in collaboration with UNWTO Affiliate Member, the Basque Culinary Center, as part of the activities of […]

Gambia hosts international bird festival

The maiden edition of the International Bird Festival 2016 organised by the Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard) came to an end on Tuesday , October 25 at Tendaba Camp, an eco-tourism camp situated in the country’s prime birding locations in the Lower River Region. The opening ceremony was witnessed by dignitaries while international birders joined the local birders […]

‘Reading is fundamental to learning’

Reading is fundamental to learning, without good reading skills, students cannot excel in any other subject, says Brenda Brewer Moore, founder and executive director of Kids Educational Engagement Project (KEEP), a Liberian NGO. Speaking on Saturday, October 15 at the turning over ceremony of a reading room at the JLM Public School in Gbengar Town, outside the Liberian […]

Big names win at African Music Awards

The third edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) took place in the American city of Dallas on Sunday. The ceremony saw artists like Efya, Ibtissam Tiskat,Bisa Kdei, Sauti Sol, C4 Pedro, Carlou D, Kcee and Harrysong as well as Flavour dishing out amazing performances. The event was hosted by Basketmouth and American reality TV superstar Cynthia Bailey. Big […]

Sweden hosts exhibition on African women filmmakers

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) is holding an exhibition on African women filmmakers at its library in Uppsala, Sweden. The films on display are made on African women. Began on March 8, the exhibition runs to the end of the month. “Part of NAI’s mission is to give voice to our African colleagues. The library does that primarily […]