Melissa Twigg contemplates the wonders and woes of a hotelier’s choice between setting up shop in Zambia and Zimbabwe on the edge of the Zambezi River.
Conservation is the “sexy cause of the moment”: countless celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon to help rescue animal kingdoms – but even with their international reach, are their efforts beneficial – or even appropriate – to the cause at hand?
When just 0.05 per cent of the works shown at Art Basel or the Frieze Art Fair are of African origin, the African-centric 1:54 Art Fair has proved revolutionary in raising the profile of African art outside of the continent, and consequently, in bringing more tourism to Africa. But are region-specific shows excluding Africa from art’s central stage?
Over the past two years we have seen many of the world’s most iconic travel destinations suffer from terrorist attacks. In the wake of such public assaults, how has tourism been affected – and how can it recover?
We’ve covered the killing of elephants for their ivory and rhinos for their horn, but it seems there is a new animal under threat: the hippo, the unexpected victim of a most barbaric practice.
There’s more to Mozambique than its beautiful beaches: poignant, historic, audacious and awe-inspiring are all words that describe the contemporary art scene in this underrated creative hub that has been somewhat overlooked by the avid sun-bathers visiting these parts.
African music is becoming a force to be reckoned with: with its reach no longer confined to the shores of the Motherland, get better acquainted with three up-and-coming contemporary African music genres that have the power to infiltrate the globe.
Addis Ababa has undergone a serious makeover overnight: the growth of its buildings, transport system, culture and tourism are off-the-chain. Find out how the Chinese government has contributed to Ethiopian capital’s economic breakthrough.
Today the 100,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opens its doors to the public. As the biggest public art space to launch on the continent for more than a century, it looks set to change the contemporary art market as we know it.