Source: Afreximbank |

Afreximbank announces launch of CANEX Prize for Publishing in Africa

Priority will be given to books printed and produced on the African continent as well as to books published in indigenous African languages

Afreximbank (www.Afreximbank.com) has officially announced the launch of the CANEX Prize for Publishing in Africa, a partnership between the CANEX Book Factory and the Narrative Landscape Press Limited. The CANEX Book Factory, a key intervention under the CANEX programme, aims to promote a vibrant literary culture across Global Africa and encourage…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Official Launch of the 1st West African Festival of Arts and Culture (ECOFEST 2024) in Abidjan

The first edition of ECOFEST will be held from 21 to 28 September 2024 in Abidjan, under the theme: “Culture, a catalyst for peace, diversity and economic and social integration in West Africa"

The official launching ceremony of ECOFEST 2024 was held on Saturday 11 May 2024 at the Palais de la Culture in Abidjan in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. Organised by the Commissions of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU),…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

Philippines Embassy in Rabat Hosts First Exhibit in Africa of Kapatiran at Ugnayan ng Natatanging Sining at Talento (KUNST)

Gracing the occasion were guests from the diplomatic corps, the private sector, the Filipino community, and the art community in Rabat

The Philippine Embassy in Morocco, in partnership with the Kapatiran at Ugnayan ng Natatanging Sining at Talento (KUNST), hosted the vernissage of Viaje 3 Filipinism What Makes Art Filipino on 06 May 2024 at the Abla Ababou Gallery in Rabat, Morocco In his welcome remarks, Philippine Ambassador to Morocco Leslie…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

Visiting Filipino Artists Host Art Lecture and Workshop for Filipino Community in Morocco

As tokens of appreciation, the artists presented souvenir artworks to the participants which were warmly received

As part of its cultural diplomacy program and in celebration of National Heritage Month, the Philippine Embassy in Rabat, in partnership with Kapatiran at Ugnayan ng Natatanging Sining at Talentong Pilipino (KUNST), hosted an art lecture and workshop for artistically-inclined members of the Filipino community on 5 May 2024 at…

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Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) addresses a wide range of Social and Health issues through their Television (TV) program “Our Africa”, soon on KTN Kenya

This pan African show is conceptualized, produced, directed, and hosted by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation

‘Our Africa by Merck Foundation’ is a pan-African TV program that is conceptualized, produced, directed, and co-hosted by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) to feature African Fashion Designers, Singers, and prominent experts from various domains with the aim to raise awareness and create a culture shift across Africa such as:  Diabetes,…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

Filipino Artists Conduct Lecture, Art Workshop for University Students in Morocco

The lecture was delivered by Mr. Virgilio Cuizon, a multi-awarded art impresario, a renowned and accomplished Filipino curator, seasoned artist, and a leader of the Filipino community in Germany

As part of its cultural diplomacy program and in celebration of National Heritage Month, the Philippine Embassy in Rabat, in partnership with Kapatiran at Ugnayan ng Natatanging Sining at Talentong Pilipino (KUNST), organized an art lecture and workshop at the Université Internationale de Rabat (UIR) for the students and members…

Source: African Union (AU) |

#DiscoverMyAfrica, a Celebration of Creative Economy on Africa Month

The African Union and Google Africa join forces to launch the #DiscoverMyAfrica Shorts Challenge, a month-long campaign of the continent's rich diversity, heritage, and vibrant spirit

A thriving creative economy fuels innovation, jobs, and economic growth across Africa. Recognizing this potential, the African Union and Google Africa join forces to launch the #DiscoverMyAfrica Shorts Challenge, a month-long campaign of the continent's rich diversity, heritage, and vibrant spirit. In celebration of Africa Month,YouTube creators across Africa are…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Sri Lankans in Ethiopia celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year

This year’s festival was particularly organized by the Sri Lankans in Hawassa with the support of the Sri Lankans living in other parts of Ethiopia

Sri Lankan nationals who are living and working in Ethiopia, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Addis Ababa organized a Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival on 21 April 2024 in the Hawassa Industrial Park. This year’s festival was particularly organized by the Sri Lankans in Hawassa…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

United States of America: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Amy Holman Travel to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

In Abidjan, PDAS Holman delivered a keynote address at a Creative Industries Ecosystem event, hosted in partnership with UNESCO

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for Economic and Business Affairs Amy Holman traveled to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire April 15-17 to engage with the creative industries and to provide U.S. government support and identify barriers to growth within the intellectual property space for Côte d’Ivoire’s creative economy. In Abidjan, PDAS Holman delivered a keynote address…

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Universal Music France and Binetou Sylla, founder of leading independent label Wèrè Wèrè Music partner to lead Def Jam Africa across French-speaking Africa

Universal Music France and producer Binetou Sylla form strategic relationship to lead Def Jam Africa, focusing on further developing French-speaking regional artists globally

Universal Music France (UMF), a division of Universal Music Group (UMG) (www.UniversalMusic.com), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a new strategic relationship with Binetou Sylla, acclaimed producer and founder of leading independent label Wèrè Wèrè Music to lead Def Jam Africa within French-speaking markets on the continent, in…