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Balmain joins forces with African artists for the Lion King anniversary

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Balmain joins forces with African artists for the Lion King anniversary

In celebration of The Lion King’s 30th anniversary and the upcoming release of Mufasa: The Lion King, Disney and Balmain have teamed up to create a...
Balmain : Disney : The Lion King
Moving African Fashion Forward

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Moving African Fashion Forward

Fashion business consultant Ramata Diallo sits down with LS:N Global to unpack what’s new and next for the African fashion industry.
Africa : Fashion : Retail
The Download: Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2024

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The Download: Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2024

Cutting through the chaos and overwhelming nature of fashion month, we distil the key insights from Paris Fashion Week.
Luxury : Fashion : Design
Emerging Youth: Nigeria

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Emerging Youth: Nigeria

Scarred by years of social unrest and a cost of living crisis, Nigerian Gen Z are split between hopes of creativity in local music and film and a g...
Youth : Nigeria : Nigeria
Global Citizen and Kendrick Lamar bring major concerts to Africa

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Global Citizen and Kendrick Lamar bring major concerts to Africa

A new initiative is aiming to establish an international touring circuit across Africa. Move Afrika: A Global Citizen Experience will launch with a...
Pop Culture & Media : Technology : Travel & Hospitality
Stat: Johannesburg confirmed as Africa’s wealthiest city

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Stat: Johannesburg confirmed as Africa’s wealthiest city

The World’s Wealthiest Cities Report 2023 has confirmed Johannesburg as the only city on the African continent to host 14,600 high-net-worth indivi...
Finance : Society : Earnings
Latam Afrocentric Itineraries

Micro Trends

Latam Afrocentric Itineraries

A new wave of Afro-Latino travel innovators are focusing on Black narratives in the South American tourism market.
Travel : Hospitality : Tourism
French beauty firms invest in inventory of African cosmetics

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French beauty firms invest in inventory of African cosmetics

French luxury firm LVMH and beauty industry coalition Cosmetic Valley are investing in cosmetics conservation project Cosmetopoeia.
Beauty : Health & Wellness : Africa
Yinka Ilori's East London pop-up store celebrates West African culture

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Yinka Ilori's East London pop-up store celebrates West African culture

Homeware designer Yinka Ilori has unveiled his first retail space, a dopamine-boosting and colourful pop-up shop inspired by the designer’s West Af...
Retail : Design : Interior Design
Spirits company takes a decolonised approach to spiced rum

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Spirits company takes a decolonised approach to spiced rum

Spirits company Mirchi is launching a natural spiced rum that prioritises real ingredients and community.
Food : Drink : Packaging
WhatsApp releases first short film

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WhatsApp releases first short film

Global messaging giant WhatsApp is releasing its first short film later this month.
Media And Entertainment : Technology : Society
Stat: African nations bear the brunt of the climate crisis

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Stat: African nations bear the brunt of the climate crisis

The countries that are least culpable for the climate crisis are paying the highest price for its consequences.
Stat : Stats : Statistic
Stat: Over half of Africa’s young adults want to emigrate

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Stat: Over half of Africa’s young adults want to emigrate

Concerns about long-term prospects are driving a desire by young people in Africa to emigrate, as optimism that their country is heading in the ...
Stat : Stats : Statistic
Start-up Oku’s visual identity captures its dual heritage

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Start-up Oku’s visual identity captures its dual heritage

The start-up, which pairs tech-savvy African entrepreneurs with Swiss expertise, is drawing on its dual heritage to communicate its cross-cultural ...
Design : Finance : Society
Why Africa is the next hub for youth retail

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Why Africa is the next hub for youth retail

What does it mean to be young and African today? The co-founder of modern African lifestyle platform Dola, Yannick Do, unpacks the vast opportuniti...
Youth : Media & Entertainment : Lifestyle
An Egyptian resort town reclaiming its identity

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An Egyptian resort town reclaiming its identity

The Gouna Festival Plaza seeks to celebrate the local culture and architectural heritage of El Gouna, a Red Sea resort town in Egypt.
Travel & Hospitality : Architecture : Middle East
The Kenyan store growing community – not profits

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The Kenyan store growing community – not profits

Parisian sports company Distance is paying homage to East Africa's rich running heritage with its latest retail location in Iten, a town in Kenya t...
Retail : Design : Architecture
A vibrant rebranding for Africa’s highest valued start-up

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A vibrant rebranding for Africa’s highest valued start-up

With its colourful rebranding, fintech company Flutterwave – the top-valued start-up on the continent – is boosting African culture.
Finance : Technology : Design
Stat: African youth are curious to discover their continent

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Stat: African youth are curious to discover their continent

A report by Africa No Filter, which polled 4,500 young people across nine African countries, found that a majority (68%) are keen to travel more wi...
Youth : Travel & Hospitality : Society
A new-born baby incubator for Sub-Saharan climates

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A new-born baby incubator for Sub-Saharan climates

Swiss designer and architect Fabien Roy has responded to the unique challenge of creating safe incubators for new-borns for extreme climate conditi...
Technology : Health And Wellness : Society
Gabon receives UN payment to reduce carbon emissions

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Gabon receives UN payment to reduce carbon emissions

The central African country is becoming the first in the continent to be paid for reducing its carbon emissions to protect its rainforest.
Sustainability : Society : Carbon Emissions
A floating arts venue promoting Cape Verde’s cultural history

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A floating arts venue promoting Cape Verde’s cultural history

A new floating performance hub designed by architects NLÉ will help to promote creative arts in Africa and the African diaspora.
Media & Entertainment : Society : Architecture
Accelerating African Fashion

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Accelerating African Fashion

Cross-cultural collaborations and digital innovations are helping to advance African fashion on the global stage, while preserving local heritage a...
Africa : Fashion : Retail
Five minds changing luxury fashion perspectives

Big Ideas

Five minds changing luxury fashion perspectives

Around the world, a series of individuals are driving new directions for luxury, from the championing of African artisans to transhuman influencers.
Luxury : Retail : Technology
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