Africa is a Country
A remarkable celebration of African cinema
At this year's New York African Film Festival, we see films united by key thematic concerns, some of them quite unexpected.
Still from film Oga Bolaji
The New York African Film Festival debuted in 1993. This year marked the 26th edition of the Festival, which concluded on June 4t...
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New African
Adesina confirms he will run for 2020 AfDB presidency
The African Development Bank’s President Akinwumi Adesina addressed the media at the closing ceremony of the bank’s annual meetings in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
After taking charge of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2015, President Akinwumi Adesina told reporters in Malab...
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Africa Newsroom
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African Business
‘The Oscars of African banking’ wrap up in Malabo
The captains of Africa’s banking industry were recognised for their  contributions to banking excellence at the 2019 edition of the African Banker Awards held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday evening.…
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Africa Newsroom
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Disrupt Africa
22 startups picked for Startupbootcamp AfriTech selection days
Twenty-two tech startups from 10 countries have been chosen to take part in the selection days to secure one of 10 spaces in the Cape Town-based Startupbootcamp AfriTech accelerator.
The corporate-backed, fintech-focused Startupbootcamp AfriTech returns for a third edition this y...
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Africa is a Country
419 myopia
Africa is apparently hot in Hollywood, but can Hollywood be trusted with African stories?
Still from film Nigerian Prince.
Last year, British-Nigerian actor John Boyega was in Lagos to promote his film, Pacific Rim Uprising. During his stay, Boyega told CNN, “Hollywood wants Afri...
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