Dakar Fashion Week Puts a Spotlight on Adama Paris

Adama Paris is a stunning Senegalese fashion designer, and by the way, her real name is Adama Amanda Ndiaye. The founder of Dakar Fashion Week told CNN that she had established the annual event in Senegal’s seaside capital because she believed that talented black models and designers were being ignored by the industry. The globally…

African Architect Creates Stunning Summer Pavilion for London’s Serpentine Gallery

London’s Kensington Gardens has hosted an architectural exhibition every year since 2000, but this year’s installation is a landmark occasion. It marks the first time that an African architect has designed a structure for the Serpentine Pavilion. Considered a centerpiece of London’s cultural summer season, being selected for the Serpentine Pavilion exhibition is a rare…

EU Fines Google $2.7B for Promoting Its Own Services through Search Results

In a move that shows governments may be finally willing to stand up against the Internet giant, the European Union’s Antitrust Commission recently announced that it has fined Google 2.42 billion euros ($2.7 billion USD) for violating the EU’s antitrust laws. As the world’s most-used search engine, Google is alleged to have used its dominance…

Mo Abudu: The Face of Modern African Media

In July of 2013, British-born Nigerian talk show host Mo Abudu debuted EbonyLife Television, a multi-media venture into modern African entertainment and news. After spending years working in talk television, Abudu expanded her horizons to create a media platform that showcases “Africa at it’s best,” or, as Abudu herself describes it, “Africa’s Africa.” Little did…