Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, an appointment for History

The least we can say is that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is not doing things by halves. The Nigerian politician is about to be appointed director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO for the intimates) and will then lead an institution that was looking for a chief in a difficult period highlighted by the coronavirus disease and the commercial war between the United States and China. This … Continue reading Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, an appointment for History

Focus on Influence: oriental kaftans brightened up with a Senegalese touch

Sandrine Adesanya kept her promise: ten years ago, the entrepreneur was yearning to create a clothing brand that would combine tradition with modernity, especially Senegalese tradition by means of kaftan, a mainstream item of clothing which has been worn in Senegal for ages. The complexity was to bring a little bit of modernity to a garment that has always been appreciated for its traditional aspect. … Continue reading Focus on Influence: oriental kaftans brightened up with a Senegalese touch

Art as a cure against COVID-19?

Those times of uncertainty we have been living for more than a year have at least the virtue of unleashing inspiration. All over the world, artists, no matter their domain, are using the torments triggered off by the coronavirus disease to feed their creations: painting, music, poetry, sculpture, every single form of art is achieving the mission humanity untrusted them: a duty of memory and … Continue reading Art as a cure against COVID-19?

Freeze frame on Simone & Elise, an Ivorian ready-to-wear brand devoted to art.

The brand we are going to explore inherited the love of art of both founders. Created in 2018 in Ivory Coast, the Simone & Elise brand takes its appellation from the first names of the two designers relatives, who were once managers and owners of ready-to-wear stores. They then set up their own business and decided to have a certain touch of art in it. … Continue reading Freeze frame on Simone & Elise, an Ivorian ready-to-wear brand devoted to art.

Let us discover Bobo By Sag: when trend and fashion break into Dakar

The perpetual hustle and bustle of the Senegalese capital city can nearly make you forget that Dakar has a lot to give you, especially regarding fashion. After having walked around the shore and got you a fresh bouye juice in one of the numerous restaurants along the corniche, you should take your time to observe what makes Dakar so special in the fashion environment. Brands … Continue reading Let us discover Bobo By Sag: when trend and fashion break into Dakar

Exploring Africa: tremendous fish party at Antogo lake

In recent news, Mali has often been depicted negatively due to terrorist attacks and killing of foreign military forces on its lands to protect the people. This Sahel country remains a country worth being visited (in quiet times) with a bunch of singularities making it quite unique. Did you hear about the Antogo fish party? Once a year, the flood The Antogo lake is located … Continue reading Exploring Africa: tremendous fish party at Antogo lake

Exploring Africa : School on the water

Learning one’s lesson while swinging at the rate of the swell is not something impossible in Nigeria. On the coast of Lagos, the most crowded city in Nigeria and one of the most populated ones all over Africa, pupils can attend a floating school in a neighborhood called Makoko. This part of the city is located on Third Mainland Bridge, close to Clinic Road. The … Continue reading Exploring Africa : School on the water

MF DOOM is gone and will be missed

MF DOOM, also known as Madvillain, Metal Fingers or merely under his civil name Daniel Dumile, is gone. The British rap singer, born in London from a Zimbabwean father and a Trinidadian mother, passed away at the age of forty-nine years old on last October 31st. His wife Jasmine announced his death two months later on her Instagram account, a sullen news for the woman, … Continue reading MF DOOM is gone and will be missed

Focus on Nebedai, a cosmetics brand which praises the virtues of moringa

If you wonder whether you should use moringa for your skin, stop hesitating and take a deep look at Nebedai! The cosmetics brand, based in Dakar, Senegal and launched in January 2019 by Safi Adele Tshinsele Van Bellingen, widely uses the properties of the moringa plant for its range of products, and customers love it. Perhaps you need a little refresh about moringa, right? This … Continue reading Focus on Nebedai, a cosmetics brand which praises the virtues of moringa

Racism out of stadium

On Wednesday, December 9th, Paris Saint-Germain beat Istanbul Basaksehir 5-1 for the sake of the last game of group stage of the Champions’ League and got qualified for the round of sixteen in upcoming February/March, about to be played against FC Barcelona of Lionel Messi. But the most important is elsewhere. That game was of course a claimed victory over racism after the events of … Continue reading Racism out of stadium