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'Britain is supporting a dictatorship in Ethiopia'

A divided South Sudan

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doctorswithoutborders:

Photo by Jacob Simkin/MSF
South Sudan: Since fighting erupted in Bor, Jonglei State, people have been fleeing to the town of Awerial, in neighboring Lakes State, seeking safety. The area does not have the capacity to absorb all of the new arrivals, and living conditions are near catastrophic. More medical and humanitarian assistance is urgently needed. See a slideshow: http://bit.ly/1bWgOuq

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo by Jacob Simkin/MSF

South Sudan: Since fighting erupted in Bor, Jonglei State, people have been fleeing to the town of Awerial, in neighboring Lakes State, seeking safety. The area does not have the capacity to absorb all of the new arrivals, and living conditions are near catastrophic. More medical and humanitarian assistance is urgently needed. See a slideshow: http://bit.ly/1bWgOuq

(via ourafrica)

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ourafrica:

TEDtalk: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

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Studio of Colours

Photography by Ofoe Amegavie, 2013

Model: Anita Anang

Made up & Styling: Netty Anang

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fashizblackdiary:

French male models Maël & Francis in an african vintage setting for FASHIZBLACK Magazine’s november 2013 issue. Shot by Ernest Collins.

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motifblog:

'Hello Hello Kitty', the come-back video for South

Africa’s premiere MC Tumi is here!

During the past year Tanzanian-born, South African poet/MC Tumi

Molekane has been travelling around Africa performing festivals and

shooting a documentary film with director Vincent Moloi, tracing

back his childhood in exile and re-establishing musical relationships

he has cultivated over his career. This expedition has come to inform

his forth-coming album Rob the Church, his first since parting ways

with his ground-breaking band Tumi and the Volume.

For the lead single Hello Hello Kitty, Tumi drafts in another visual

creative leading light, award-winning Kenyan filmmaker and afro-

futurism champion Wanuri Kahiu. Mutual admirers of each other’s

work, their exchanges online eventually led to their first meeting on

the video set in Nairobi. The result, Kahiu says, “pokes holes at the

idea of this uber-bubble gum life we are being swept up in. Without

making judgement about our observations of the world, the video

attempts to complement the song that marveled at the mix of social

consciousness and commercialization.”

 

So while sonically, Hello Hello Kitty showcases yet another new

direction in Tumi’s repertoire (Sowetan producer Al The 3rd and

Switzerland’s Fred Hirsch handle the production), the compelling

social commentary typical of him remains constant.

Following a rousing performance at Malawi’s City of Stars festival

and select shows in France, Tumi will present for the first time in

South Africa a set of entirely brand new material from Rob The Church

at the Johannesburg Market Theatre on Thursday 21st November.

Tumi’s fans in Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda can look

forward to his second scheduled joint performance with Nigerian

alternative Soul singer Bez Idakula this weekend on Coke Studio

Africa, a hugely successful music television series whose premise is

to pit African artists from different countries and generations in the

same collaborative space.

Find Tumi online here:

https://soundcloud.com/tumimolekane

www.facebook.com/TUMI

www.twitter.com/tumimolekane www.tumipoetmc.com

studioafrica:

Brian Nyongesa is a Belgium-based Kenya-born photographer who creates captivating, emotive images. Thanks to Dynamic Africa for putting us on, read that post for some great commentary too.

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