Daily Archives: 2006-01-01

Mobile movement Africa is the world’s fastest growing mobile market, with more people using mobiles than fixed lines across the continent. Rhymer Rigby takes a look at mobile phone opportunities throughout Africa Le mobile en mouvement L’Afrique est le continent où le marché du portable connaît la plus forte expansion […]

Mobile movement

Bananas mean Business Bananas are big business in the world of fruit and cargo, nowhere more so than in Uganda. We go behind the scenes of the country’s banana trade to find out more Boiled, grilled or roasted, however you choose to cook them, green bananas are a popular food […]

Bananas mean business

Designer Moscow DESIGN CONCEPTION Russia’s capital has witnessed an explosion of creativity over the past decade as the city fills up with hot architects and designers, stylish restaurants, bars and cafés. Tom Parfitt reports Depuis une décennie, la capitale russe témoigne d’une explosion de créativité, avec l’ouverture de nombreux bars, […]

Designer Moscow

On the djembe beat The African djembe drum has in the past few decades enjoyed a startling explosion of interest worldwide. With roots in Guinea, drummers have fanned out worldwide and are now bringing students back to experience the culture first hand Aux rythmes du djembé Le début des années […]

On the djembe beat

Israel at Easter HOLY LAND ON THE MAP FOR EASTERAt any time of the year Israel is a great tourist destination, offering the gamut of holiday experiences from downtown beach chic at Haifa’s beachfront strip to rest and relaxation at one of the Dead Sea resorts. But at Easter-time there’s […]

Israel at Easter

Roots Festival BACK TO THE ROOTS IN BANJULKunta Kinte would have been proud. The 8th International Roots Festival taking place in The Gambia this coming June promises to be one of the best ever. Running under the banner ‘Freedom through Culture’, this festival – which takes its name from the […]

Roots Festival

Samburu scene In their dances, Samburu warriors leap high in the air from a standing position without bending their knees. Long ochre braids distinguish them from other members of their society Vue de Samburu Au-dessus de l’Equateur, au pied du Mont Kenya, là où s’étend la vallée du grand rift […]

Samburu Scene

Out of Africa, Onto the Catwalk In 1962, when Yves Saint Laurent first visited the souk in Marrakesh, he was instantly mesmerized, describing it as a “place of wonders”. Like so many European creative types of the day, his fascination was personal and he felt drawn by the romance of […]

Out of Africa, Onto the catwalk

Looking back Nieuws van het front Chris Hermans, SN’s Country Manager met de langste staat van dienst in Afrika, beschrijft enkele hoogtepunten uit zijn 20-jarige loopbaan Guinee – Conakry was mijn eerste kennismaking met Afrika. Dichter-president Sekou Touré leidde toen het land, en het ging er in die tijd slecht […]

Looking Back

Scoring goals for good At the turn of the new millennium, world leaders pledged to eliminate the poverty, hunger and disease that kill millions of people in developing countries each year. But is all this really achievable? “The goals are a tall order, but as long as all parties live […]

Scoring goals for good