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Kordae Henry imagines an alternative African history and future
The artist combines science fiction, Afrofuturism and cinema to speculate on the myths of the future.
Post-colonial Congolese architecture: green, local and volcanic
Designer Nicolas-Patience Basabose talks about the past and the future of architecture in the DRC.
Congolese storyteller is breathing new life into African mythologies
Yamakasi's project, through the power of social media, helped bring together illustrators and colourists from Nigeria, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo
The Mother & Baby Hospital Unit in the Democratic Republic of Congo
White Arkitekter has unveiled its design for a mother and baby unit for the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Samuel's Streets documents a radio show in Kinshasa run by homeless young people
#WorldRadioDay: Makhulu Productions' virtual reality film tells the story of how a homeless child found his voice on a Kinshasa radio show.
Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga celebrates Congo's Mangbetu culture
A dying warrior culture is remembered through the modern paintings created by this Congolese artist.
Robotic traffic officers direct cars on Kinshasa’s roads
Solar-powered robotic traffic cops have been “hired” to regulate the disorderly traffic in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This film explores the legacy of colonial architecture in the Congo
The Tower – A Concrete Utopia explores the social afterlives of colonialist infrastructure in the Congolese city of Kinshasa.
Meet the Congolese designer who has worked with Kanye, Jay Z & Rihanna
The designer talks about her new label, shaking up stereotypes and creating jobs over charity in Kinshasa.
Music nomad Alec Lomami talks cultural exchange on the African continent
The rapper, producer and DJ was on the 2018 Nightscape at Design Indaba stage.
The complexity of Alec’s personal composition doesn’t end with his music.
6 artists we loved at the AKAA 2017
The Also Known As Africa Art Fair (AKAA) brings together contemporary artists from Africa and the diaspora.
Our top picks for the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards
The shortlist of nominees is out and here are the projects we think could have the most impact.
Zemba Luzamba explores the migrant experience through depictions of ordinary people
The Cape Town-based artist's eloquent oil paintings of everyday life encourage viewers to draw their own conclusions.
DoruNsimba: a design collaboration reintroducing Africa to the world
A collaboration of two African-born creatives hopes to change perceptions of the African continent through their work.
Eddy Kamuanga draws inspiration from the hybridity and complexity of Kinshasa
Eddy Kamuanga Illunga calls Kinshasa his home and the cultural complexity, hybridity and cosmopolitan nature of the city inspires his paintings.
A Congolese craftsman equips a young boy with the tools to play soccer
"Un Architecte" is a short film that highlights the struggles of young Congolese who are getting back onto their feet after struggles with immobility.
Drawing the contemporary culinary landscape of Africa
Congo-born Chef Dieuveil Malonga is taking African cuisine into the upper echelons of international gastronomy.
Lifting the veil on children born of rape
Photographer Patricia Willocq challenges the perception of men as weapons of war while empowering survivors of rape.
This Congolese wooden bicycle-cum-scooter carries hundreds of kilograms
In eastern Congo, hand-hewn, low-tech scooters called chukudu's are a used to carry heaps of cargo, from food to fuel to bricks, across long distances.
The Beat Making Lab gives Africa's youth a global microphone
A hip-hop music class that started at a US university is changing the lives of Africa's up-coming musicians.
"Kinshasa" by Alec Lomami (CHLLNGR Remix)
Our Track of the Week is an Afro-electro ode to the idea of home by Congolese rapper-producer Alec Lomami.
Bas van Abel designed a smartphone that focusses on improving social and environmental conditions.
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