Daily Archives: 2010-09-01

London Shopping Spots The top Congolese model tells Tabitha Lasley about her favourite London shopping spots Born in the DRC and raised in South Africa, Joelle Kayambe now divides her time between Johannesburg and London. She’s one of Africa’s most sought- after models, with Cosmopolitan, FHM and GQ covers to her name. “When I’m in London, I […]

My city

Helping build a new life Brussels Airlines supports Italian non-governmental organisation COOPI which runs rehabilitation programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo Ituri is a northern region in the Democratic Republic of Congo whose formidable beauty belies the dramatic problems faced by its inhabitants. Until 2002, Bunia, Ituri’s capital, had […]

Airline News

King of the castles They’re the seat of government as well as a hangover from colonial rule, and a humbling draw for presidents and genealogists alike. Kate Thomas visits Ghana’s coastal forts and discovers a country that’s accepting its past to embrace a brighter future When President Obama toured Ghana’s Cape Coast […]

King of the Castles

Life boats European scientists have ventured along the Congo River once more, but this time they’re leaving their findings with the locals Boatloads of pith-helmeted Europeans venturing into Africa’s interior sounds like a colonial relic rather than a means for modern scientific enquiry. Yet in April, to mark both the […]

Life boats

Reinventing the wheel The problem: in Rwanda, fuel costs are high, roads are hilly and only one person in 50 owns a bicycle. The solution? Founded in 2005 by American pro-cyclist and designer, Tom Ritchey, this scheme promotes a national cycling team, hosts bike tours, organises bike events and offers […]

Reinventing the wheel

Fired up Bright sparks The drawing in of the long winter nights means there’s more time for firework displays; from the closing ceremony of the Edinburgh festival (5 September) to Guy Fawkes Night in the UK (5 November) and the New Year displays from Zurich to Lisbon, Europe’s skies will be […]

Fired up

It’s a matter of opinion Kenyan sci-fi director Wanuri Kahiu sees her high-tech filmmaking as a continuation of an ancient, tribal storytelling tradition “In Kikuyu culture there’s a role for a seer; someone who interprets the future, but is also a keeper of memories. We draw inspiration from nature to tell stories, […]

It’s a matter of opinion