Tag: Culture/Arts

Home of Know Africa, Be Africa

Download logoThe spirit of Africa has lived through oral narratives for generations. Documentation of the continent through digital stories is a quest many lovers of Africa have been yearning for with little to celebrate about. About a month ago, Africa’s largest content house launched the first factual Video on Demand platform on the continent, www.Yebo.live. The aim was simple, to show case the side of the continent that A24 Media’s crews experience while on assignments, the fun

Basketball Africa League launches “BAL Hang Time” on League’s YouTube Channel

WHO: Youcef Ouldyassia, Head of Content & Programming, Basketball Africa League (BAL); former professional basketball player and television host Upcoming guests include BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall and Toronto Raptors assistant coach Patrick Mutombo WHAT: The first episode of “BAL Hang Time”, a new biweekly interview series dedicated to African basketball, culture, lifestyle and art, will tip off on the BAL YouTube Channel (https://bit.ly/3bUoofk) at 1:00 p.m. GMT this Fri

Award-winning Canon photographers capture Ramadan in the time of a pandemic

On 23rd April, the holy month of Ramadan began, with Muslims around the world practicing under unique circumstances and adapting to the changes caused by COVID-19. From live-streamed sermons to video calling loved ones for virtual Iftars, this year’s Ramadan is seeing Muslims worldwide forging new ways to connect with family and friends and enjoy the collective tradition that Ramadan provides. To capture this religious practice taking place under lockdown, Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com)

Coronavirus – Africa: UNESCO and ICOM concerned about the situation faced by the world's museums

Download logoOn the occasion of International Museum Day, two studies by UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) confirm that museums have been especially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 90% of them, or more than 85,000 institutions, having closed their doors for varying lengths of time during the crisis. Furthermore, in Africa and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS), only 5% of museums were able to offer online content to their audiences. Nearly 13% of m

TAIVOS™ on TECNO CAMON 15: A Trigger to Ultra Clear Night Shot

TECNO CAMON 15 is one of the most anticipated upcoming smartphones launches this Spring, supported by a cutting-edge SONY camera which is recognized as the leader in this industry. Meanwhile, TECNO Mobile (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) has trademarked TAIVOS™ :TECNO AI Vision Optimization Solution, a new technology utilized on TECNO CAMON 15 Series. TAIVOS™ is a signal processing technology. In other words, it’s a dedicated microprocessor that works together with AI algorithms to do

Coronavirus – Africa: When hip-hop saves lives – UNESCO, i4Policy, UNHCR join forces in #DontGoViral campaign to fight infodemic around COVID-19

“We are at war against an invisible enemy/ For once, by keeping our distance we will be invincible/ I know you've always dreamed of being Superman/ But stay home, you'll see it’s super, man” says the song Protect your Life, released by the Raised Fists collective of Nigeria to raise awareness of, and mobilize against, the spread of COVID-19 in Niger and across Africa. As over 5,000 coronavirus cases were reported in West and Central Africa, the song wa

Canon Middle East builds on the Arab tradition of storytelling with the launch of ‘Hakawaty’ to inspire and entertain children

Promoting the treasure trove of Arabic literary content from the region, Hakawaty keeps kids entertained at home with a host of Arabic stories; Families can tune in to the stories narrated by expert Hakawatis on Canon’s social media pages. The rich tradition of Arabic storytelling, which brings to life fables, legends and tales of kings and warriors, gets a new platform with Canon Middle East (www.Canon-ME.com) bringing captivating stories, narrated by expert Hakawatis, through the ne

The international photographer endorses TECNO CAMON 15 Premier Vlog, comments from fans: Amazing!

Recently, Michael Christopher Brown post several photos and a Vlog on his Instagram and shared his experience on TECNO CAMON 15 (www.TECNO-mobile.com) Premier photography. Michael Christopher Brown was a contributing photographer for National Geographic and a member of Magnum, one of the top photography organization. Michael is famous for his mobile photography to capture the best moments and create works with great acuity and insight, and centering around the 2011 Libyan Revolution and recor