Adire Heritage Festival… a Lift for Nigeria’s Indigenous Textile Industry

[Guardian] While Nigerians at home still shamelessly ape and patronise foreign products without putting any premium on inherited, indigenous products, much less raising their profiles to international standard, those in the Diaspora are singing a contr…

[Guardian] While Nigerians at home still shamelessly ape and patronise foreign products without putting any premium on inherited, indigenous products, much less raising their profiles to international standard, those in the Diaspora are singing a contrary, heartwarming tune.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Tuku, Micasa to Headline Musica

[Zimbabwe Standard] South African house band Mi Casa, music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi and Italian jazz drummer Roberto Gatto will lead this year’s edition of Musica — a four-day music event hosted by the Italian Embassy in Zimbabwe.

[Zimbabwe Standard] South African house band Mi Casa, music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi and Italian jazz drummer Roberto Gatto will lead this year's edition of Musica -- a four-day music event hosted by the Italian Embassy in Zimbabwe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Cassper Nyovest’s Bulawayo Show Fails to Draw Numbers

[Zimbabwe Standard] Bulawayo’s Large City Hall has proved to be a dungeon for artists, with both locals and internationals failing to draw reasonable crowds at the open space venue.

[Zimbabwe Standard] Bulawayo's Large City Hall has proved to be a dungeon for artists, with both locals and internationals failing to draw reasonable crowds at the open space venue.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Age-Limit Debate – Bullets At University

[Monitor] Police on Sunday fired bullets at Makerere University’s Mitchell Hall following sharp disagreements between rival factions in the polarising debate on whether or not to lift the presidential age limit.

[Monitor] Police on Sunday fired bullets at Makerere University's Mitchell Hall following sharp disagreements between rival factions in the polarising debate on whether or not to lift the presidential age limit.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Would You or Wouldn’t You? South Africans Dish About the DIY HIV Test

[Bhekisisa] South Africa is one of about three dozen countries that supports HIV self-testing, but will it catch on? Here’s what people who live here had to say.

[Bhekisisa] South Africa is one of about three dozen countries that supports HIV self-testing, but will it catch on? Here's what people who live here had to say.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

How ATM Fraud Victims Are Swindled

[The Conversation Africa] It has been three years since the Central Bank of Nigeria introduced the Cashless Nigeria Policy. Its aim was to encourage the use of electronic systems for all monetary transactions.

[The Conversation Africa] It has been three years since the Central Bank of Nigeria introduced the Cashless Nigeria Policy. Its aim was to encourage the use of electronic systems for all monetary transactions.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Banks on Allies to Veto U.S.-Fronted Arms Embargo

[East African] South Sudan will be looking up to Russia and China to scuttle threats by the United States to impose an arms embargo for failing to implement the 2015 peace agreement.

[East African] South Sudan will be looking up to Russia and China to scuttle threats by the United States to impose an arms embargo for failing to implement the 2015 peace agreement.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan