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A Former Pro Boxer Zvenyika Arifonso Wants To Turn Kids Into Champions

By Tafadzwa Ufumeli, bird story agency "Giving back" and assisting the next generation is growing in popularity all over the continent. And as a former pro boxer who spent time in jail shows, it doesn't always need a billionaire philanthropist to get the ball rolling....

Bold, Intricate And Richly Textured: African Weaving Goes Upmarket

By Seth Onyango, bird story agency From rugs to riches, quite literally, women artisans all over Africa are weaving their way to financial independence – handcrafting intricate products like rugs, baskets and kikoys. And now their works are finding their way onto the...

Africa’s Pride: In Art And Attire, New Generations Tell Their Story.

By Lerato Mogoatlhe, bird story agency Nigerian artist Uzoma Dunkwu has taken time out from a hugely busy and exciting production schedule to create a unique platform for children to celebrate, speak about and even showcase the continent’s beautiful and diverse...

Nigerian Architect Behind African Art’s New Home

Seth Onyango, bird story agency African art, all too often a sidebar at many major international exhibitions, is to get a new home when an iconic new centre launches in Senegal in 2025. The Bët-bi museum will house some of Africa's most important contemporary and...

Abel Mutua: Mastering storytelling

By Anne Ndung’u, bird story agency You could consider Abel Mutua part stand-up comedian, part hype man, part voice actor (in the great Kenyan tradition of Maina and King'ang'i); or you could look at him as someone offering a new take on traditional African...

Meet The South African Journalist Who Quit Her Life To Travel Around Africa

Tatenda Kanengoni, bird story agency When storyteller Lerato Mogoatlhe speaks about Africa, you can literally sense each city, each meal, and each tourist attraction. She has crafted every detail of her African voyage into an intimate retelling of a bid to experience...