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5 gay-friendly hotels in Africa that black LGBTQ+ travelers should have on their bucket list

Knowing the local laws is essential for the safety of LGBTQ+ travelers, especially when so many countries on the African continent criminalize same-sex relations. In many African countries there is very little understanding of the diverse identities that make up the queer spectrum, and finding Mainland gay-friendly hotels can feel …

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Dubai-based Aleph Hospitality expands presence in Africa with two hotels in Uganda

Leading independent hotel management company, Aleph Hospitality, entered the Ugandan market with the signing of a management contract to operate two boutique hotels; Masheda Palms in Buyala and A’lure Hotel & Suites in Kampala. Aleph Hospitality’s portfolio now spans six countries on the African continent. Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing …

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Dubai-based company to operate Masheda Palms and A’lure hotels in Uganda

International hotel management company, Aleph Hospitality, entered the Ugandan market with the signing of a management contract to operate two boutique hotels; Masheda Palms in Buyala along Mityana Road and A’lure Hotel & Suites in Kampala. Aleph Hospitality’s portfolio now spans six countries on the African continent. Bani Haddad, Founder …

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Addis Ababa hotels to adhere to maximum COVID-19 protocol for AU summit

January 29, 2022/ENA/ Hotels in the capital have expressed their willingness to adhere to the maximum COVID-19 protocol for the 35th AU summit, said the president of the Addis Hotel Owners Association -Abeba, Aster Solomon. Speaking to ENA, the President of the Addis Ababa Hotel Owners Association said that the …

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Addis Ababa Hotels Urged to Offer Maximum Hospitality to AU Summit Guests

Addis Ababa January 27, 2022/ENA/ Government Communication Minister Dr. Legesse Tulu has urged hotels in Addis Ababa to show maximum hospitality to guests of the 35th Summit African Union (AU). The Ethiopian government is leading the necessary preparations to successfully host the 35th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa …

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Detroit organization focused on African culture to host fundraiser for clean comedy

Alkebu-lan Village, a program focused on African culture in Detroit. (Photo courtesy of Alkebu-lan village) A Black Detroit martial arts organization is ready to fundraise for the holidays. On November 28 at 2 p.m., the village of Alkebu-lan will host its first “Lunch & Laugh” fundraiser at 7701 Harper Avenue …

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Barrows Hotel Enterprises Begins Offering Asset-Based Trade Finance to Hotels

The herald Barrows (www.BarrowsHotels.com), the provider of hotel investment and advisory services for hotels in the Middle East and Africa Barrows Hotel Enterprises begins offering asset-based commercial financing to distressed hotels. Many hotels are having start-up problems due to the global pandemic, which has left many hotels with a low …

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Barrows Hotel Enterprises begins offering asset-based commercial financing to hotels

Barrows Hotel Enterprises begins offering asset-based loans to hotels Barrows Commercial Finance for hotels Barrows Commercial Finance for hotels DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Barrows, the hotel advisory and investment services provider for hotels in the Middle East and Africa, is starting to offer asset-based …

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African culture conference is gaining momentum

BY TENDAI SAUTA / WINSTONE ANTONIONATIONAL Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) Executive Director Raphael Chikukwa said yesterday that this year’s edition of the International Conference of African Cultures (ICAC) 2021 could make the country a pan-African hub for critical discussions on the continent. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to officially open …

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Fraser Suites Abuja wins World Luxury Hotels award as best in Africa

Fraser Suites Abuja, Nigeria’s leader in serviced luxury apartments, has been announced as the 2021 winner of the Luxury City Hotel’s World Luxury Hotel Awards for the African continent. The award from the World Luxury Hotel Awards “is in recognition of Fraser Suites’ continued commitment to hospitality excellence and outstanding …

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South African communities continue to face increased poverty and hunger as global pandemic worsens – World Peace Organization

South African communities face poverty and hunger more than ever as the global pandemic continues to worsen across the country. With each devastating wave of the virus in South Africa, more and more people are becoming less economically and financially stable to feed their families. Before the continued recurrence of …

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‘Preserving African culture’ | The herald

The herald Talent BopeArtistic journalistLocal celebrities urged Zimbabweans to defend and preserve African culture to ensure it is passed on to future generations. Celebrities said this ahead of Africa Day, which is commemorated today. The Africa Day was born from a collaboration of all African States in 1963 in order …

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Academic City hosts Diversity Day to deepen understanding of African culture

As part of efforts to promote and deepen understanding of African culture among young people, Academic City University College has organized a program called “Diversity Day”. This year’s event, which is a student initiative, was themed “Breaking the Stereotype”. The one-day event aimed to celebrate and appreciate the different African …

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The demonization of African culture: why should an African explain his identity on his soil? On Sunday Adebayo Esq.

In the context of the recent incident at the Abuja Magistrates’ Court where #Revolution leader and activist Omoyele Sowore was seen with a so-called “herbalist”, thoughts and opinions circulated in the media streets concerning the act of the former presidential candidate. However, looking at the reactions and attitude of citizens …

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“Shattering Perspectives” on African Culture through Ceramics – The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Pottery at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art in the Shattering Perspectives exhibition on February 19. (Max Hogan | Collegian) The history of art is complex, one that reflects the interactions between cultures and the evolution of societies over time. A dark history of racism and colonization looms over galleries …

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Breaking down myths about African culture

Aukram burton | Opinion contributor Let us pay homage to Mother Africa, Cradle of Humanity, as we celebrate African American History Month in the sixth year of celebration of International Decade for People of African Descent, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (2015-2024). African culture is very poorly understood …

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Is African culture hampered by socialism?

During my studies in the late 1960s, I appeared on a weekly African news program on the BBC’s “African Talking Point”. One day, the producer, Chris Cuthbertson, asked me to prepare a review of Kwame Nkrumah’s new book titled Neo-Colonialism, The Last Stage of Imperialism. Although I cannot remember the …

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Afua Hirsch on Exploring African Culture Beyond the Western Gaze

Making my new tv series African Renaissance, a question has always haunted me: what would the African continent look like if it had never been colonized? By filming the work of Ethiopian photographer Aïda Muluneh in Addis Ababa, the question lost its hypothetical character. As a newcomer to the Ethiopian …

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Why Beyoncé Was Accused Of ‘Appropriating’ African Culture With Her New Album ‘Black is King’ | indy100

At the moment, a Beyoncé “surprise” album is just a Beyoncé album. This is why fans were thrilled, if not totally shocked, by the announcement that Queen B will be releasing a brand new visual album on July 31. Named ‘Black Is King’ and streamed on Disney +, Beyoncé unveiled …

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Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival brings African culture to the community

The 8th Annual Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival will take place Saturday, February 29 from 6-10 p.m. at Central High School. Eight years ago, Thad Ulzen and Bill Foster decided to bring the best African films to the Tuscaloosa community. Over the years, students, families and organizations have come together at …

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Children’s museum of African culture opens in Pimlico

“It’s the door back,” says Esther Armstrong, directing a visitor to something remarkable happening in Baltimore’s Lower Park Heights-Pimlico neighborhood. Around a bend, she explains: “As soon as you come here, you have arrived on the African continent. Before us is a sunny hall filled with artifacts from pre-colonial Africa …

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African culture, made in China

Dakar, Senegal is the bustling center of French-speaking West Africa. For more than 500 years, it thrived as a cultural and commercial center without resorting to fanciful, man-made attractions. That started to change in 2006, when then-President Abdoulaye Wade commissioned a North Korean state-owned company to build the African Renaissance …

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The very first children’s museum of African culture in the United States in Baltimore

Baltimore will host the first-ever Children’s Museum of African Culture and History in the United States, which will educate, inspire and connect the children of America to discover and experience the real Africa. Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures was founded by Ghanaian immigrant Esther “Mama Kiki” Armstrong, who owns …

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Argus Wesleyan | Africa Week events share African culture with the student body

c / o Association of African Students The week before Thanksgiving Break, the Wesleyan Association of African Students (ASA) hosted a series of events for Africa Week 2018, including a film screening, a late-night food sale at Ubuntu House , Indaba’s second annual conference and Ariya’s popular cultural showcase. The …

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Appreciate African culture through fashion in ‘Black Panther’

Weeks after its theatrical release, the public’s love for the director Ryan coogler’s “Black Panther”Is still going strong: the film has been remade $ 520 million nationally, making the list of the 10 highest grossing films in the United States of all time. The film received praise for its positive …

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African Culture Featured in Black Panther Empowers African Americans and Women | Local

Dressed in a Zulu headband, Xhosa necklace, and Basotho blanket with a Ndebele pin, Veli Thipe entered Forum 8 for a screening of Black Panther. Each prop represented a tribe that was featured in the record-breaking Marvel movie, which hit theaters earlier this month. Thipe is a Fulbright exchange student …

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Student organization shares the beauty of African culture

African Students Association officials take a short break from their weekly meeting to pose for a photo. Baylee VerSteeg | Multimedia journalist By Julia Vergara | Editor-in-chief The Baylor African Students Association (ASA) aims to educate people about the beauty of Africa, as well as raise awareness of what can …

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How African Culture Influences What We Eat Around the World

Do you wonder how our culture influences how and what we eat? For many of the approximately 170 million people in the African diaspora around the world, what is cooked in the kitchen and served at the table is, as Maya Angelou puts it, “more alike, my friend, than we …

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