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'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa

African contemporary art under the hammer ... and the spotlight

A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.
The Mémorial ACTe at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Hollande inaugurates world's largest slavery memorial in French West Indies

France's President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday.
Régis Kole reflects on the present
25/01/2015 - World music matters

Régis Kole reflects on the present

In this week's edition of World Music Matters, Beninese singer-songwriter Régis Kole talks about the importance of living in the present as he releases his EP Here and Now.
French President François Hollande (R) and Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan attend a joint news conference following the African Security Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, May 17, 2014.
18/05/2014 - France-Nigeria-Cameroon

African leaders declare 'war' on Al-Qaeda-linked Boko Haram

African leaders meeting in Paris have pledged to wage war on Boko Haram islamist militants, suspected of having links with other terrorist organizations.
French President François Hollande welcomes Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan as he arrives to attend the African Security Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, May 17, 2014
17/05/2014 - France - Nigeria

France hosts security summit to tackle Boko Haram

African leaders and representatives from the US and Britain attended a security summit in Paris on Saturday to elaborate a global strategy to combat Boko Haram.
Benin businessma Patrice Talon
15/05/2014 - Benin - France

Benin president pardons 'poison-plot' businessman who fled to France

Benin’s President Thomas Boni Yayi has pardoned a businessman who fled to France after being accused of trying to poison the leader and launch a coup along with his alleged accomplices, six of ...
"Tsiatsia  - searching for connection", an installation by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui, on the façade of the Royal Academy of Arts in Britain (2013)
10/05/2014 - Report: Culture

African contemporary artists make their mark

African art is most often symbolized by traditional masks and sculptures. But that is beginning to change as artists in Africa and the Diaspora make their mark on the contemporary art scene.

Angélique Kidjo and the women of Africa
13/04/2014 - World music matters

Angélique Kidjo and the women of Africa

Our guest on this week's World Music Matters is one of Africa's strongest voices in every sense of the word.
Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi
04/12/2013 - France - Benin

French court blocks extradition in alleged Benin assassination plot

A French appeal court has ruled against the extradition of Beninese businessman Patrice Talon, who is accused of plottting to kill President Thomas Boni Yayi.

Benin's President Thomas Yayi Boni
24/10/2013 - France - Benin

French court puts off Benin Talon extradition request

A French appeals court has postponed a ruling on an extradition request from Benin, which wants to try businessman Patrice Talon