1:54 is a platform for galleries, artists, curators, art centres and museums involved in African and Africa related projects and aims to promote art by established and emerging talents amongst an international audience. 1:54 is a high quality event which will showcase a limited number of 15-20 carefully selected galleries.
Africa lost up to $1.8 trillion since 1970 due to illicit financial flows. It is one of the biggest challenges facing Africa today. As the problem becomes deeper and more complex, and African governments make it worse by signing bad mining contracts that virtually give away national resources to multinational companies, M. J. Morgan shows in this cover story that Africans should not get mad, they should get even. Nothing will change without public opinion ensuring it does. Africans should demand that corruption be made easier to prove and its proceeds harder to conceal.View Special Report
They called it an “Arab Spring” when President Hosni Mubarak’s government was overthrown in February 2011 after weeks of massive protests across Egypt. How did things come to a head, once again, in Egypt? What have been the political, social and economic implications of the North African revolutions for the rest of Africa? Why didn’t the much-anticipated “domino effect” from the “Arab Spring” engulf the rest of the continent?View Special Report
What is influence and how do you measure it? It will always be hard to agree on a common understanding and meaning of influence. Understandably, this always generates wide debate. How do we determine these people’s influence? And why does it matter that we assemble this list, you may ask. One yardstick we used was to emphasise that influence is not about popularity and popularity is not always influential. The influencer’s impact on public, social and political discourse, however, is what largely helps us determine their influence. Over the next few pages, you will find a breadth and wealth of Africans of all nationalities and ages, both women and men, whose actions and reach, we have determined, significantly impacted and realigned the continent’s landscape in their fields of endeavour. They contributed in redefining the African narrative in 2013 and we feel they will play a big role in 2014 - hopefully, for Africa’s good.
The top 100 influencers, opinion-shapers, doers, agitators, groundbreakers, myth-busters, business people, sportsmen and women, actors and actresses, etc, who are reshaping the face of Africa as well as global opinion about what Africa and Africans can achieve.View Special Report
New evidence shows that Britain accepted liability for slavery back in 1806. How will this affect the reparations movement?
Preview of the 2012 Africa Nations Cup including this year's players to watch, tournament venues and group stage analysis.