CNN tries to outdo Fox News in the copyedit #FAIL game. Libyans, Egyptians, heck, it’s all the same, right?

CNN tries to outdo Fox News in the copyedit #FAIL game. Libyans, Egyptians, heck, it’s all the same, right?

69% of Africans are very or somewhat comfortable with mobile advertising. This is the highest in world with the US and Europe at only 61%.
Five key findings about the mobile advertising landscape in Africa, by Nur Bremmen for Memeburn.

Safaricom, Kenya’s leading mobile network operator, and arguably the nation’s most omnipresent brand, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

To mark the occasion the company produced this spectacular and uplifting ad.

The commercial, shot with a huge cast of Safaricom staff, who are members of the Safaricom Choir, and put together by the firm’s advertising agency Redsky, will
be relayed through a fully integrated 360 degree execution that will see it on TV, radio, retail units, press, billboards, websites, cinema screens and digital media platforms.

I just love this spot to bits. It’s such a powerful piece. With over 16 million subscribers and a suite of innovative mobile money products, Safaricom has done more to to unite and empower Kenyans than than all the squabbling fools in this house.

Have a look at this to find out more about how the Niko Na Safaricom video was made.

shada:

Buy it here:
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via afropolita-i-n-e

shada:

Buy it here:

Shadawear

via afropolita-i-n-e

I was also an early writer. And when I began to write, at about the age of seven, stories in pencil with crayon illustrations that my poor mother was obligated to read, I wrote exactly the kinds of stories I was reading. All my characters were white and blue-eyed. They played in the snow. They ate apples. And they talked a lot about the weather, how lovely it was that the sun had come out. Now, this despite the fact that I lived in Nigeria. I had never been outside Nigeria. We didn’t have snow. We ate mangoes. And we never talked about the weather, because there was no need to.
Not a new TED talk, but still one of my favorites. Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story
Recently published by the Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends.
afro-art-chick:

Ituen Basi’s Independence Collection
Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has introduced a fast, effective and efficient system of receiving results through SMS. Dubbed ExamSMS, this service will provide results for Primary Leaving Exams (PLE), UCE (Uganda Certificate of Education), UACE (Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education), Technical and Business College exams.
The service was developed by SMS Media, one of Uganda’s leading providers of SMS products. Read more about how it works on the Uganda National Examinations Board’s web site.

fyeahafrica:

Men attending the Durbar festival in Northern Nigeria.
kilele:

Samari
Photo taken in Kebbi State, Nigeria by Irene Becker

fyeahafrica:

Men attending the Durbar festival in Northern Nigeria.

kilele:

Samari

Photo taken in Kebbi State, Nigeria by Irene Becker

Are designers the new anthropologists or missionaries, come to poke into village life, “understand” it and make it better—their “modern” way?
fyeahafrica:

Place Menelik, the main square in Dijibouti, in 1905.

fyeahafrica:

Place Menelik, the main square in Dijibouti, in 1905.

iambrooksy:

whoalopez:

thedailywhat:

PSA of the Day: For their latest anti-domestic-violence campaign, the non-governmental organization People Opposing Women Abuse set up a disturbing bystander effect experiment in a townhouse complex in Johannesburg.

Be prepared to dislike humanity quite a bit.

[noob.us.]

this is so sad :(

2004 was the summer of Raï’n’B in France.

"One album that has further diminished the boundaries between cultures and musical genres is Raï’n’B Fever, which marries Algerian raï music and R&B/hiphop. The project is the brainchild of producers Kore & Skalp, who have compiled material by some 20 acts of various origins including Willy Denzey, Khaled, Rim’k, Cheb Bilal and Faudel. The album was released in June on Sony Music France’s urban imprint, Small.”

H/t to africansunset

afro-art-chick:
Unity by Aissata
ladyfresh:

Nigeria 70 cover

ladyfresh:

Nigeria 70 cover