One Diverse Africa

Technology and Tradition

Storytelling has always been an important part of African culture, preserving history, imparting knowledge, guiding on the right path and entertaining. Afrikan Echoes is a new audio app being being launched by Ghanaian tech entrepreneur, Herman Chinery-Hesse to record stories from across Africa and make them widely available in multiple languages, expanding the reach of this traditional gift.

Women Powering Economies

The story of the legendary Nana Benz women who have powered the textile trade in the small West African country of Togo since independence is both inspiring and illuminating. It charts the history of the ‘pagne’ – the wax textiles that are the pride of West Africa women, the story of colonial rule and independence, international trade and economic controls, and, above all, the role of these women entrepreneurs in their country’s development.

Seeing Central Africa

Scenes from Africa are common on our television screens – often through particular lenses. Ade Adepitan’s four part series on Africa for BBC2 provides a very different perspective, and one that resonates more with what I see, feel and hear in Africa. What this episode on Central Africa.