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Yeelenpix, la start-up qui veut en mettre plein la vue sur l'Afrique !

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Yeelenpix se veut "la première banque d'images 100 % africaines". Son créneau : réveiller l'Afrique d'aujourd'hui en photos dans la presse.

Via Aaisha Sylla
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Bravo ! La première banque mondiale d'images sur l'Afrique

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IAM, magazine intense

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Jeune Afrique
IAM, magazine intense
Jeune Afrique
La presse compte un nouveau venu : IAM, Intense Art Magazine. Un semestriel dédié à la création visuelle en Afrique.

Lancé sur internet à l'occasion de la 11e Biennale d'art contemporain de Dakar par l'agent de représentation artistique Céline Seror et la photographe camerounaise Angèle Etoundi Essamba, IAM, autrement dit l'Intense Art Magazine, a vocation à devenir semestriel dès le mois de septembre. Sur environ 100 pages, ce magazine de qualité vendu 25 euros s'intéressera deux fois par an à la création visuelle d'un pays d'Afrique. Avec un axe bien particulier, la féminité, déclinée tant au travers du travail d'artistes femmes que du regard porté par des plasticiens hommes. Premier pays ausculté : le Cameroun. Devraient suivre le Nigeria et l'Algérie.
le site web du magazine : http://www.iam-africa.com/


Via Elise Atangana
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Lancement du magazine + web magazine  IAM 

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Ten of the Best African Cultural Events

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For travellers to Africa, the sheer scale and rich cultural diversity of the continent can be daunting. To that end, we've compiled a list of the top 10 cultural events to experience. From FESPACO in Burkina Faso to Mali's Festival in the Desert, we highlight some of the best of Africa's cultural events, including film festivals, art fairs and musical celebrations.

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10 des grands événements culturels en Afrique

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Àsìkò 2014: 4th CCA, Lagos International Art Programme “A History of Contemporary Ar in Dakar in 5 weeks” | Dakar, Senegal

Àsìkò 2014: 4th CCA, Lagos International Art Programme “A History of Contemporary Ar in Dakar in 5 weeks” | Dakar, Senegal | My Africa is... | Scoop.it

2014 Programme in Dakar, Senegal
After two very successful programmes in Lagos, On Independence and The Ambivalence of Promise in 2010 and History/Materiality in 2012, for the first time in 2012 Àsìkò moved to another West African country Accra, Ghana taking on an itinerant characteristic. In 2014 Àsìkò moves to Dakar and intends to go to Mozambique in 2015 as a way of its continuous engagement with the rest of the continent.
In Senegal, CCA, Lagos will collaborate with Synergie Contemporary led by artist and professor Viyé Diba. A dynamic and varied programme will be initiated in collaboration with key organisations and institutions in Dakar including the University of Dakar, Dak’Art Biennale and the city of Dakar.

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"...For the 4th edition of Àsìkò, we intend to move away from a definitive theme towards a more open discursive model that allows the research interests of both the participants and the faculty to be highlighted (...)
(...)Asiko will use the 11th Biennale of Dakar – namely its main international exhibition – as well as the over 150 Dak’Art OFF programmes as the point of departure."

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Criss-Crossing Traces

This is a mini documentary filmed and edited by Kyle Mosler. "Criss-Crossing Traces" is a dance intensive that took place at L'Ecole Des Sables in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal in the summer of 2013. For six weeks I studied traditional and contemporary dance styles that ranged from Patrimonial dances of Ivory Coast to Improvisation courses. 40 artists were brought to the school and as a team we represented six out of the seven continents (sorry Antarctica). This short film was compiled to address the contemporary dance movement that has been moving forward throughout Africa. However as foreigners, the art world in general is leaving African artists out of the equation due to shear ignorance of the knowledge, passion, and fire that contemporary artists and choreographers have stirring within them. These interviews are touch upon the subject of "contemporary African dance" and L'Ecole Des Sables' role in exposing foreigners to the arts and culture of Senegal, but also to expose Africa to the rest of the world. By crossing our paths - that is to say, Criss-Crossing out Traces - we built lifelong friendships, collaborators, and most certainly for me, an eye and ear towards the intelligent and striking dance art that African artists are producing.…
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African-based choreographers are producing contemporary work, igniting a fire of passion for the crea- tive process and scholarly analysis in dance. Choreographers of this vast continent are making names for themselves as artists, but are often categorized separately from the rest of the world. Often the work is labeled as “African Contemporary dance”. During a traditional and contemporary dance workshop in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal (summer of 2013), artists expressed to me their concern about the label; most say this is all-inclusive and exclusionary. Forcing artists throughout Africa to identify with a title, which compiles everyone on the continent into one notion, refuses artist’s individuality and ceases the ability to claim a name in the art world. On that note, the concept of anything being “African” is an outsider’s view- point. In contemporary art, the notion of individuality is forefront, but conceptualizing a dance form to be “African Contemporary” eliminates the individuality. The general lack of education about Africa in the 21st century contributes to ideas concerning African-born people. An incessant false perception regard- ing Africa as a whole fosters ignorance. Our general unfamiliarity is giving leeway for foreign societies to generalize the people and the arts of African-based cultures.

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Business Languages In Africa

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"The Main Languages of Business in Africa."


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Well, so - now we are to call languages that were introduced in the 19th century *and some earlier * by colonialists - BUSINESS LANGUAGES.  ...

Amy Marques's curator insight, April 24, 2:30 PM

It's interesting to see years after colonialism and imperialism there the nations it colonized are still having contact with their 'mother country'. For example the countries of Angola and Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau gained independence in the 1970's and they still trade with Portugal and are dependent on one an other to an extent, and language definitely has something to do with it.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 3:46 PM

Africa is a huge continent filled with tons of countries. Language is widespread even within a city or town. Throughout Africa, there is no denying that the languages vary drastically. All the languages however are among the most spoken languages in the world. More business for Africa!

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“African artists have now taken and secured their seat at the dinner table, invited or not!”

“African artists have now taken and secured their seat at the dinner table, invited or not!” | My Africa is... | Scoop.it

Since the Angola-Golden-Lion-Sensation in Venice we have been approached a lot of times by journalists with that one question:

“So. . . is contemporary African art the next big thing? Can we even call it a HYPE?”

The media’s huge interest in the new “Boom” led us to the idea of, instead of answering that question ourselves, forwarding it to artists, curators, directors, or advisors to ask for their personal opinion on what they think of it:

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“So. . . is contemporary African art the next big thing? Can we even call it a HYPE?” 

Our favorite answer from N'Goné Fall, curator and  art critic:

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More than twenty years after the time when the West was stating with no shame that there was no contemporary art in Africa, more than twenty years after a long series of blockbuster exhibitions mostly selling the continent as an exotic brand, twenty years after the birth of landmark magazines such as Third text (London), Revue Noire (Paris) and NKA (New York), it seems that the world has little evolved. As if nothing has been done to knock down all the preconceptions and clichés shadowing the critical discourse produced by African artists, curators, critics, historians and researchers. Contemporary art from Africa had its ‘moment of glory’ in the 1990s. At the turn of the millennium, it was widely accepted and acknowledged that artistic production from Africa was not “authentic”, “traditional” and “nice looking”. It is the voice, the guts and the soul of people who have something to offer theoretically, conceptually, and aesthetically. It is a critical look at all the societies around the world by a group of intellectuals and artists who just happen to be from Africa.

Africa is the “hype”? So sweet. After all, not so long ago they would call it the Dark Continent. I guess we should be grateful to be in the light now, in case somebody did not notice that it has already been the case for a long time…"

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Afrique francophone : les 25 leaders de demain

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Ils ont tous entre trente-cinq et quarante-cinq ans. Ces vingt-cinq jeunes Africains (douze Subsahariens et treize Maghrébins), sélectionnés par 'Jeune Afrique', incarnent le futur du continent. Ils sont les Africains de demain.
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à suivre ... 

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Innovation Prize for Africa /The Future We Innovate / Call for applications 2014

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The IPA is an initiative of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) started in 2011. IPA honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. Specifically, the award targets technological breakthroughs in such main concern areas as manufacturing and service industry, health and well-being,agriculture and agribusiness, environment, energy and water and ICTs. To date, there have been two rounds of competition.

The IPA is focused on:
- Mobilizing leaders from all sectors to fuel African innovation
- Promoting innovation across Africa in key sectors through the competition
- Promoting science, technology and engineering as a rewarding,career path among African youth.
- Encouraging entrepreneurs, innovators, funding bodies and business development service providers to exchange ideas and explore innovative business opportunities.

 

By providing USD 150,000 to winners who deliver market-oriented solutions for African-led development, the IPA acknowledges and encourages the endeavor of innovators and entrepreneurs and works to raise their profiles on the development agenda.

 

IPA 2014 consists of three prizes:
USD 100,000 for the winner with the best innovation based on marketability, originality, scalability, social impact, utility/technical aspect and clear business potentials
USD 25,000 for the runner-up with the best commercial/business potential and
USD 25,000 for the Special Prize for Social Innovation with the highest social impact in the community/country.

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The best way to predict the future is to create it! 

Call for applications 2014 is launched  here : http://innovationprizeforafrica.org/apply-now/


DEADLINE: 31 October 2013 at 24h00 GMT

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The powerful ‘Open Data for Africa’ platform is now available across the continent - Zunia.org

The powerful ‘Open Data for Africa’ platform is now available across the continent - Zunia.org | My Africa is... | Scoop.it

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it has completed the last phase of deploying its Open Data for Africa platform across the continent following deployments in Benin, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Kenya, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and Togo.


Via AFRIGAP
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Open Data platform for Africa is now available

http://opendataforafrica.org/

Senegal 

http://senegal.opendataforafrica.org/

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Introduction to Land Matrix

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"Get involved : Collecting information about land deals is a long and difficult process. The information is hard to find and even harder to confirm through independent sources. Do you have information about land deals in your country? Can you confirm or update information we already have? Do you have ideas for new visualizations, or want to make your own?http://www.landmatrix.org/
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Invisible Borders

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“Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organisation” is an artist-led initiative founded in 2009 by Emeka Okereke but officially registered in 2011 as a not-for-profit organisation under CAC in Nigeria. The pioneer members and participants at the first road trip of the Organization are: Ray Daniels Okeugo, Emeka Okereke, Uche Okpa – Iroha, Amaiza Ojeikere, Uche James Iroha, Nike Adesuyi Ojeikere, Lucy Azubuike, Charles Okereke, Chriss Aghana Nwobu and Unoma Giese.The main aim of the Organisation is to work with artists and Individuals to contribute through art and photography to the patching of numerous gaps and misconceptions posed by frontiers within the 54 countries of Africa. Beyond that the organisation hopes to expand its activities beyond issues that relate to geographic borders and other forms of discriminating parameters in photography and arts. It is a platform that also stands as a symbol of exchange of ideas between cultures and people.

The mission of the Initiative is to tell Africa’s stories, by Africans, through photography and inspiring artistic interventions; to encourage exposure of upcoming African photographers towards art and photography as practiced in other parts of the continent.; to establish a platform that encourages and embraces trans- African artistic relationships within the continent, and to contribute towards the socio-political discourse shaping Africa of the 21st Century.

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"We are amongst the fore runners of the 21st century, and as an essentially photographic initiative, through images, we intend to contribute a better portion of the story being told of Africa today which will become her history tomorrow."

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@MyAfricaIs

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My Africa Is is a documentary series taking you on a journey across the continent through the eyes of an insider. We know what you’ve seen and heard about Africa – what they think is happening, what they think she needs, what they think she is. The four things that come to mind when people think of Africa are population, problems, poverty, and promise unfulfilled – headline media reports on the continent but that’s not the whole story

Perspective changes everything.

My Africa Is wants to show you something different. We’re not about hiding real issues or over-hyping good news. We’re more than aware of the challenges, but we also know that we are not helpless. We hustle. We find ways to overcome. We survive. Every day, we are changing our communities – it may be a process, and it may be a little bit at a time, but we’re changing it nonetheless..

 

 

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"Africa isn’t just about how you see it – it’s how you live it. My Africa Is will take you there.

Follow us @MyAfricaIs

Like us on Facebook.com/MyAfricaIs "

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Music: When women turn the tables

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Women DJs are adding spice to the mix in clubs across the continent. The Africa Report meets four pioneers who are changing perceptions as they stir it up behind the decks.

From Dakar to Durban, DJs have long been mixing music for the dancefloor, blending the best of South African quaito music with Angolan kuduru, Tunisian hip-hop and the hottest sounds emerging from Kinshasa, London and New York.

At nightclubs, fashion shows and dance parties across the continent, DJs are the essential ingredient for getting the crowd on its feet. But in most African countries DJing remains a male-dominated world where women have to fight to be considered equal.

Happily this is changing. DJettes or DJanes, as they are sometimes called, are on the rise.

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Driss Ouadahi - Grand Prix Senghor DAK'ART 2014

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Unter uns (Entre nous) : 200 x 300 cm, huile sur toile, 2014, Courtesy de l'artiste.

Né à Casablanca, au Maroc, de parents algériens en 1959, Driss Ouadahi a grandi en Algérie.Il vit et travaille à Düsseldorf (Allemagne). Il a étudié à l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts d’Alger avant de s’inscrire à la Kunstakadamie de Düsseldorf dont il est diplômé. L’oeuvre de Ouadahi a été montré dans des expositions personnelles à New York, San Francisco, Düsseldorf, en Allemagne, et en France. Il a également pris part à de nombreuses expositions de groupe, le plus récemment dans Le Retour, 3ème Festival International d’Art Contemporain d’Alger ; Maghreb : Dos Orillas, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid ; L’avenir d’une promesse à la Biennale de Venise 54 ; Biennale du Caire 12 ; CU Art Museum, University of Colarado à Boulder, USA ; Musée Kunstpalas Düsseldorf ; Villa Empain-fondation Boghossian (Bruxelles).

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DAK'ART 2014 - 11ème Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain 09/05>08/06

DAK'ART 2014 - 11ème Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain 09/05>08/06 | My Africa is... | Scoop.it

La Biennale de Dakar est née de la volonté de l’Etat du Sénégal et des artistes du pays qui, depuis les années 70, organisent régulièrement des salons d’Art qui mettent à jour les différentes phases de l’évolution de la création artistique contemporaine.
La Biennale de Dakar est relativement jeune. Instituée depuis 1989 avec une première édition dédiée aux Lettres en 1990, elle sera réservée à l’art contemporain lors de la deuxième édition en 1992 avant d’être définitivement consacrée à la création africaine contemporaine à partir de 1996.
La Biennale de 1992 est la première édition de Dak’Art. Elle n’a pas, au départ, accordé la priorité aux artistes africains mais était plutôt soucieuse de favoriser la rencontre d’expériences, de démarches et de discours entre artistes et professionnels de divers horizons et d’apporter ainsi une contribution à la réflexion sur l’art contemporain et à la promotion des artistes africains.

Dak’Art, c’est le grand rendez-vous dédié à l’art africain contemporain. La onzième édition de la Biennale aura lieu du 09 mai au 08 juin 2014 à Dakar, Sénégal et regroupera de nombreux artistes et professionnels des arts visuels de l’Afrique et du monde.

 

Le site web : http://biennaledakar.org/2014/
Téléchargement du dossier de presse http://goo.gl/lN4KDp

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Dak’Art, c’est le grand rendez-vous dédié à l’art africain contemporain. La onzième édition de la Biennale aura lieu du 09 mai au 08 juin 2014 à Dakar, Sénégal et regroupera de nombreux artistes et professionnels des arts visuels de l’Afrique et du monde.

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CCA,Lagos, end of El Anatsui exhibition : Playing with Chance

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The Centre for contemporary Art, Lagos is pleased to present El Anatsui:Playing with Chance to mark the 70th birthday anniversary of one of Africa’s most acclaimed contemporary artists. The exhibition is shaped primarily through archival material in an attempt to present new insights into the making of his works as well as the development of his career. Through this presentation an array of disparate materials are brought together from his studio, his study and his library including sketchbooks, drawings, letters, exhibition planning and instruction documents, books he reads, books he features in as well as brochures and exhibition publications to which he has contributed especially of Nigerian artists. Also included are a few photographs taken during his and just after his university education in Ghana, videos about him, fragments of the bottle top works ‘salvaged’ from his studio, his chainsaw wood sculptures and his early tray hangings and even a selection of his payslips from the University of Nigeria over a 36 year period. El Anatsui was a consummate teacher who made an indelible mark on his students, many of whom are now enjoying increasing national and internationally visibility. His concerted efforts in encouraging the visibility of female artists is highlighted by inviting three of his former students Nnenna Okore, Lucy Azubuike and Amarachi Okafor to participate in the exhibition.


El Anatsui, Playing with Chance acknowledges his spirit of experimentation and his creativity, and celebrates a dedicated teacher, a committed mentor, a sincere person, a generous man and a quiet leader. In her contribution to his exhibition catalogue A fateful Journey: Africa in the Works of El Anatsui, that toured in  Japan 2010-2011, CCA, Lagos director Bisi Silva asserts,  “He has engaged profoundly with his cultural, political and social history. He has imbued the spirituality of his forefathers. In the final analysis Anatsui stands tall before the ancestors.

 

 

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The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA,Lagos) is an independent non-profit making visual art organisation set up in December 2007 to provide a platform for the development, presentation, and discussion of contemporary visual art and culture. It seeks to create new audiences and to prioritise media such as photography, film and video, performance and installation art which have been under-represented in Nigeria.
It supports, and presents the intellectual and critical work of art and culture practitioners through exhibitions, public programmes especially lectures talks, seminars and screenings as well as through workshops. In addition, it encourages and promotes the professionalisation of art production and curatorship in Nigeria and West Africa collaborating with artists, curators, writers, theorists and national and international organisations.
CCA,Lagos consists of an art space and a visual art library.

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Launching The Women Passion program (WOPA) under the #40Forward initiative | Outbox Hub

Launching The Women Passion program (WOPA) under the #40Forward initiative | Outbox Hub | My Africa is... | Scoop.it
This month, we are excited to launch the Women Passion program (WOPA), an experiential based learning program, supported by Google for Entrepreneurs under the #40Forward initiative, that seeks to train up-to 100 women in programming and entrepreneurship skills.
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WOPA Approach: Have the girls work on projects they love
With our User-centered design approach, the participants will be asked to work on projects they love. Our role will be to support them realise their projects. More to that, we are allowing students in the program to consider their participation in this program as an internship.
Registration is now open to our program. Deadline for applications is 29th March 2014. - http://outbox.co.ug/women-passion-program-registration

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Batonga Foundation | Mission & Vision

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Transforming Africa one girl at a time.
Educate a girl, change the world
The Batonga Foundation exists to empower young women and girls in Africa through secondary school and higher education. We aim to remove the obstacles that prevent or discourage girls from attending school so they can take the lead in transforming Africa!

We are doing this by improving school infrastructure, increasing enrollment, granting scholarships, providing in-kind support and micro loans for scholars’ families, cultivating mentoring and tutoring programs, and advocating for community awareness of the value of education for girls.

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West African singer, songwriter and UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo, the woman behind the Batonga Foundation : "Educating girls in Africa gives them the strenght and the tools they need to be the mothers of change."

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The Africa Issue – Contemporary And

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Several European Magazines have in recent years devoted entire issues to Africa. Whose continent do they portray, wonders Sean O'Toole
by Sean O’Toole

 

Traduction en français : http://www.contemporaryand.com/fr/magazines/the-africa-issue/

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One of the best analyzes I have ever read on the magazines covers about Africa and Contemporary Art.

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Out of Africa: The minerals that make the world go round

Out of Africa: The minerals that make the world go round | My Africa is... | Scoop.it
HOW AFRICA'S RESOURCES FUEL THE WORLD

From laptops to cell phones, cars to airplanes, all kinds of everyday products are made using minerals that come from Africa. It's no exaggeration to say that the world depends on Africa's natural resources.

Those resources are crucial exports for many African countries, and while resource wealth doesn't always benefit ordinary people, there is no doubt that the global commodities boom is helping to power the economies of Africa's resource-rich nations.

 

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Just a few of the countless products that use Africa's natural resources, and how those raw materials fuel African economies.

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AfriLabs / The Network of African Innovation

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As a network organization, AfriLabs builds on a common vision to promote the growth and development of the African technology sector. As a community, we believe that by working together individual labs improve their chances of success, of generating more success stories and creating greater opportunities for their members.

Members of AfriLabs hubs have already come together successfully in their bid to implement the U.S. Department of State sponsored contest Apps4Africa. AfriLabs members have also worked to establish the Hive Colab as Kampala’s leading open collaboration space and successfully tendered to host the infoDev sponsored mobile apps lab in East Africa. AfriLabs by virtue of its on-the-ground engagement and local ownership is uniquely positioned to be a catalyst for the sector.

AfriLabs builds on these early successes and from the ground up, the entrepreneurs using the spaces and the labs that service them set the mandate. This ensures that Afrilabs remains grounded by the labs knee-deep in the business and builds on the experience in each of their localities. AfriLabs sets out with the following objectives:

Discover synergies between the labsShare best practices and help new organizations emergeEnhance visibility of the network and her actors, share success storiesOrganize networking events and facilitate other exchanges, both online and offlineSecure resources for the network by establishing a revolving fundGenerally promote developments in this space and explore other common interests.
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Vous pilotez un lab, vous innovez en Afrique, rejoignez la communauté Afrilabs  / AfriLabs - Application for Membership : 

http://afrilabs.com/apply/

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Alibeta | Afro-Jazz

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Alibeta est une abeille qui bourdonne. Cet artiste Sénégalais butine dans multiples univers parmi lesquels, le théâtre, le cinéma et la musique, son art de prédilection. Le nectar de cet auteur-compositeur-interprète : apporter sa pierre à l’universalité du langage, de la culture mais aussi des représentations. De l’afro-jazz aux chants sérères, de l’afro-roots aux chants mandingues, ce natif de Tambakounda joue sur les influences ouest-africaines les plus pures, use avec humilité de la parole des maîtres Dogons, éblouit par leur cosmogonie. Il chérit les traditions les yeux tournés vers un futur dont il entend déjà la voix pleine de fougue et de témérité. Avec lui, on traverse des frontières insoupçonnées, on apprend tout le sens du mot « oralité ». On l’accompagne aussi dans une foisonnante contemplation placée sous le sceau d’un credo presque spirituel : « Africa is the present ».

Remarqué au cours de plusieurs évènements comme les concerts découvertes de l’Institut Français en 2008 , le St louis jazz , Zoom sur la Relève , Gorée Diaspora Festival .. Il continue sa route avec le «Nomads Band», une troupe de musiciens , comediens , danseurs qui le rejoignent dans un conte urbain intitule «BANI ADAMA» a la rencontre de personnages épiques et touchants . « l’art est une voie d’éveil, une quête de réalisation de soi ».

-Katia Touré, Palabres en Jazz

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aime l'écoute en streaming de ce nouvel album à l'ouverture du site ! 

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Get an inside look into DEMO Africa: 8 reasons you should apply!

Get an inside look into DEMO Africa: 8 reasons you should apply! | My Africa is... | Scoop.it
DEMO Africa provides a platform for the most innovative technology products from companies across the African continent with the opportunity to launch before a global audience of investors, media, strategic buyers, C-level executives and other entrepreneurs.

Last year was the first time ever that a DEMO event was hosted on the African soil. In the mean time, the DEMO Africa 2012 alumni have raised an estimated US$ 8 million in investment and/or business value to date. And five out of the 40 companies that launched will be going to participate at DEMO Silicon Valley in October 2013!

This year DEMO Africa will again launch 40 of the most innovative start-ups in Africa and highlight some of the best new technology innovations from across the continent.

Now the second DEMO Africa 2013 start-up launch conference is coming up! It will be held on 24-25 October 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. Over the next 2 months you can apply to be a part of DEMO Africa 2013!

gawlab's insight:

Deadline for DEMO Africa applications is August 31st, do it now!

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New African Photography

The New African Photography is a documentary series which profiles six African artists determined to take back control of how their continent is portrayed.

This six-part series showcases how a new generation of African photographers are keen to celebrate what is unique about the region, while remaining unflinching about the real problems facing their countries. Ultimately, it shows their optimism about Africa's future.

 

Emeka Okereke: Invisible Borders
Barbara Minishi: The Red Dress
George Osodi: Kings of Nigeria
Neo Ntsoma: Generation of Change
Baudouin Mouanda: Congolese Dreams
Mario Macilau: A Unique Gaze

 

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/artscape/

 

gawlab's insight:

"Premiering 22 April 2013 on Al Jazeera English on Artscape, The New African Photography looks at this fast-changing continent through the eyes of its most acute observers: its photographers.

Few regions remain as photographically misrepresented as Africa, but this six-part series profiles the continent’s latest generation of photographers, who are taking back control of their image with a more nuanced portrayal.

As Kenyan fashion photographer Barbara Minishi says, “Don’t look at Africa and think one thing. How come this view of Africa is always the soldier or the starving child? ”

 

http://www.africandigitalart.com/2013/04/the-new-african-photography/

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