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Meet 30 innovators finding African solutions for African problems

Quartz has chosen 30 innovators in Africa for their creative approaches to local problems in business, politics, culture and health and more. They will be honored on Monday (Sep. 14) at the Quartz Africa Innovators summit. Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Africa editor, says:<p>The narrative in Africa has moved …

Africa

The reckless plot to overthrow Africa's most absurd dictator | Andrew Rice

In December, a handful of middle-aged American immigrants attempted to topple the autocratic ruler of the Gambia. They had few weapons and an amateurish plan. What possessed them to risk everything in a mission that was doomed to fail?<p>After the coup failed, the raids began. On New Year’s Day this …

West Africa

10 black directors reinventing film

The shocking under-representation of black directors has long plagued the film industry, and the presence of people of colour on and offscreen is an issue that is increasingly hard to ignore. To this day, in the Academy Awards’ 87-year history, not a single black filmmaker has won the Oscar for …

The Stacks: The Deadpan Genius of Buster Keaton

He never cracked a smile on screen, but Keaton’s silent films are as funny as anything Hollywood ever made. Also melancholy, profound, and … but …

Long Walk to Freedom: a surprise sequel to be published in 2016

BBC

Tip of the Day: Recording Videos at 60 Frames Per Second with Your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

Ahhhh there's nothing quite like shooting great quality videos! Before the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came out, iPhones were capable of capturing 30 frames per second (fps). Now, with the launch of the latest smartphones, Apple has bestowed upon us a magnificent gift: a full 60 frames-per-second recording …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

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Zimbabwe plans 'Disneyland in Africa'

The formula has worked in California, Florida and Paris. Now officials in Zimbabwe, eager to rebrand a country notorious for economic collapse and political violence, want to build a "Disneyland in Africa".<p>Walter Mzembi, the tourism and hospitality minister, told New Ziana, the official news …

The Surprising Sartorial Culture Of Congolese 'Sapeurs'

In a poor city in a poor country on a poor continent, there is a group of people with a singular purpose: to look rich.<p>Or, rather, to look good — and to fully embody the suave, elegant style that a wardrobe of three-piece suits, silk socks, fedoras and canes might suggest.<p>They are called <i>sapeurs</i> or …