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In preparation for our new video, 5 FACTS ABOUT TOGO

-Togo means ‘house of sea’ in Ewe language. The Ewes moved in to the area which is now Togo from the Niger River Valley between the 12th and 14th century and are now one of the largest tribes in Togo alongside the Mina and Kabre.

-A typical Togo breakfast usually comprises of porridge called “aklui zogbon,” which is eaten with a doughnut-like ball called “botoquoin.” Lunch consists of chicken/fish with rice balls and tomato sauce, popularly known as “akoembe.”

-Benjamin Kudjow Thomas Boukpeti holds the record of winning Togo’s first ever medal in the Olympics. This dual Togolese-French citizen won a bronze medal in the K1 slalom kayak event at Beijing Olympics in 2008.

-Recylcing  is common among the Togolese. Worn-out tires are recycled into sandals, toys, and even fuel for smoking meat.

-Like many African countries, soccer it Togo’s favorite sport.

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My Africa Is talks SAPE with Photographer Hector Mediavilla

“The Sape Movement is also very complex, there are many Sapeurs with different visions of things, the approach of some of these photographers who have worked this subject, doesn’t interest me, some people just try to show them as freaks, and that is not my interest.”

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Just in case you didn’t see it the first round, check out our new revamped interview with Hector Mediavilla!

My Africa Is talks SAPE with Photographer Hector Mediavilla

“The Sape Movement is also very complex, there are many Sapeurs with different visions of things, the approach of some of these photographers who have worked this subject, doesn’t interest me, some people just try to show them as freaks, and that is not my interest.”

Full post here

My Africa Is talks SAPE with Photographer Hector Mediavilla

My Africa Is SAPE

Solomon Dersso, pan-African legal scholar and policy analyst, responds to Michaela Wrong's defense of Western Journalists covering African stories

prepaidafrica:

As I was reflecting on the simplistic and sweepingly generalized coverage of events in Central African Republic and South Sudan, on my regular temptation and those of others around me to parrot and imitate the agenda that the globally dominant mainstream media, I came across and read Michela…

Important read for those of you who are trying to broaden the African narrative in the global media.

My Africa Is using its voice 

Is Africa Trending? Join the conversation @myafricais​ on twitter

Is Africa Trending? Join the conversation @myafricais​ on twitter

prepaidafrica:

Anthropologie explores new opportunities in East Africa
Anthropologie, a U.S. brand under the Urban Inc. retail umbrella (which includes Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Free People), visited the region this month.
The trip follows on the heels of a very successful visit in September, during which Anthropologie began working with several Trade Hub-supported firms. January’s visit – to Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda - focused on design and technical assistance with Trade Hub clients to ensure that the products meet Anthropologie quality standards.
The Trade Hub has been working intensively with Anthropologie, helping the company with its sourcing strategy and developing business relationships with East African firms.
(via United States Of America : Anthropologie explores new opportunities in East Africa - Apparel News United States Of America)

My Africa Is On Trend.

prepaidafrica:

Anthropologie explores new opportunities in East Africa

Anthropologie, a U.S. brand under the Urban Inc. retail umbrella (which includes Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Free People), visited the region this month.

The trip follows on the heels of a very successful visit in September, during which Anthropologie began working with several Trade Hub-supported firms. January’s visit – to Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda - focused on design and technical assistance with Trade Hub clients to ensure that the products meet Anthropologie quality standards.

The Trade Hub has been working intensively with Anthropologie, helping the company with its sourcing strategy and developing business relationships with East African firms.

(via United States Of America : Anthropologie explores new opportunities in East Africa - Apparel News United States Of America)

My Africa Is On Trend.

“The law is also unconstitutional, ambiguous, and a strange priority in a country with so many real problems. Above all else, however, it is unjust.”
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My Africa Is speaking up.

The law is also unconstitutional, ambiguous, and a strange priority in a country with so many real problems. Above all else, however, it is unjust.”

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My Africa Is speaking up.

afroklectic:

I recently watched ‘British Nigerian Me’ which is a short documentary by Dayo Adeneye on the problem many Nigerian youth born in England are faced with. That is, how they identify themselves. It emphasises on the importance of parents teaching their children about their culture. Dayo Adeneye was inspired by return to Nigeria in 18 years and the realisation that he wasn’t in touch with his culture.

This short doco answered some questions which I have had in mind since I moved to London. I just couldn’t understand why the majority of Nigerian and Ghanaian young adults I had met couldn’t speak, didn’t understand their parents’ dialect or has a dissociation with their roots. You can call me ignorant to the facts and what not, but in Australia we see London and New York as mini Ghana and Nigeria with first world benefits and other nationalities thrown in the mix. Now I wasn’t expecting everyone to know a dialect; or eat fufu or pounded yam on a daily basis. I thought, since there is a mass population of Nigerians and Ghanaians in London/the UK, language and culture is flowing everywhere. So most people would be riding on that wave.

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My Africa Is a disconnected diaspora :(