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Stunning Photos Bust Stereotypes Of What ‘Everyday Africa’ Looks Like

An Instagram account seeks to counter misconceptions about people and countries in Africa by sharing gorgeous photos of everyday life on the continent.

Everyday Africa, which started five years ago and now has about 340,000 followers, regularly publishes pictures from more than 30 photographers, most of whom are African themselves. Their work reflects a range of experiences on the continent: kids playing in a pool, young women taking selfies, people selling food at a street market.

The project, largely directed at an American audience, aims to use photography to upend stereotypes about Africa ― namely that it is mainly a region of war, poverty and safaris ― and instead celebrate its rich diversity. The continent does have 55 countries and more than 2,000 languages, after all. 

“The way news functions is to focus on the extremes ― often it’s the very negative,” co-founder Peter DiCampo told HuffPost. “In the United States, you and I know daily life is daily life, whether that’s watching Netflix or cooking dinner. But without seeing those things in other parts of the world, we don’t naturally assume that they exist.

“The war and poverty parts are certainly present, but there’s so much else.”

The project just released a book featuring work from 30 of its photographers.

DiCampo, a documentary photographer, started the Everyday Africa project with writer Austin Merrill in 2012. They had both volunteered with the Peace Corps, in Ghana and Ivory Coast, respectively, and then worked on a reporting project together in Ivory Coast.

“Both of us found we were in this country we knew, focusing [for our assignments] only on refugees, finding victims of war, perpetrators of violence,” DiCampo told HuffPost. “But once we pulled out our phones to shoot in a free-flowing way, there was so much else, so much greater context, images that felt like a more complete story.”

They started uploading these images online, and Everyday Africa was born. 

The founders, two white men who are also foreigners to Africa, have made it a “targeted mission” over the years to ensure that the project centers on photographers from African countries, DiCampo said. Today the majority of their contributing photographers are from the continent, and they aim to continue to expand the diversity of their contributors, namely to include more African women as well as people from a wider range of countries. 

“The term ‘everyday’ is very loaded ― whose everyday are we talking about?” DiCampo said. “The best way to address that is to get a diverse group and say nothing is off limits, poverty or rich Africa.”

The group partnered with the nonprofit World Press Photo Foundation to launch The African Photojournalism Database last year, aiming to connect media groups to more photography freelancers from African countries.

Over the years, Everyday Africa has become more than just an Instagram account. It has inspired other social media users to start “everyday” photography projects. Now more than a dozen accounts with similar missions exist, some affiliated with the group, some not, all seeking to bust stereotypes about communities. They include Everyday Middle East and Everyday Black America, among others.

The founders have also created a nonprofit, the Everyday Projects, which runs education initiatives in the U.S. in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

Since 2013, DiCampo and others have visited more than 2,500 students in classrooms, mainly in Chicago and Washington, D.C., to teach kids about the Everyday Africa project and stereotypes in the media. Teachers then use their curriculum ― free to the public ― over several weeks to teach students about media and photography, and to have students do their own “everyday” projects.

Everyday Africa is just one of many efforts that have cropped up on social media to push back against stereotypes of the continent. The Twitter hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou, for instance, popularized in 2015, also sought to break stereotypes by sharing images of ordinary people’s lives.

Five years in, even though DiCampo says he still sees a lot of the same stereotypes about the African continent, initiatives such as that one give him hope.

“I think the journalism world is changing. There is so much more localized storytelling taking place,” he said. “And other platforms like ours where people can reach an audience, that will help those stereotypes dissipate.”

See more from Everyday Africa below and on the Everyday Projects website.

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Teddy Ondo Ella to Launch Namesake Tailoring Line Embodying Modern Africa

PARIS — You’ve heard of Made in France, China or Italy. But what about Made in Gabon?
Entrepreneur Teddy Ondo Ella, who grew up between France and Gabon, a country located on the equator in western Africa, is out to set things straight. The self-taught designer a few months ago launched his urban streetwear line, Only Made in Gabon, which is based on Gabonese codes but produced in Portugal. The upcoming edition of New York Fashion Week: Men’s in July, meanwhile, will see the launch of an eponymous tailoring line hooked on an update of the traditional short-sleeved Gabonese suit dubbed the Abacos, short for “à bas le costume,” which in English translates to “down with the suit.”
“It was created by Africans in the Seventies as a [symbol] of anticolonialism. They took all the specifications of a regular suit, but did it their way, with a high collar and short sleeves. It’s supereasy,” said Ondo Ella, adding: “My father’s generation still wears it, but I want to bring it back and put a younger spin on it.”
Whereas the traditional Abacos is cut super loose, Ondo Ella said his take is more fitted, using top-of-the-line cloths such as weighty cottons by Cerruti.

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Perry Ellis Signs Deal for Original Penguin in Southern Africa

Perry Ellis International Inc. has entered into an agreement with Sector Apparel Group for the distribution of An Original Penguin by Munsingwear men’s apparel in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. 
Under the terms of the deal, the product will be available in department stores and independent retailers as well as online beginning this spring.
“Working with Sector Apparel Group will not only leverage the equity of this powerful brand but also continue our strategic initiative to expand our global reach,” said George Feldenkreis, executive chairman of Perry Ellis International. 
Sean Fenger, director of Sector Apparel Group, said, “It is a great fit with the existing brands within our portfolio. Original Penguin is enjoying excellent growth in many international markets.”
Sector Apparel was established in 2000 and currently distributes Lee Jeans, Wrangler, The North Face, Fox Racing, Volcom, and O’Neill in the Southern African market.

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They Are Wearing: Galeries Lafayette’s “Africa Now” Festival

Sunday shoppers dressed in their finest to join in the celebration of Galeries Lafayette’s “Africa Now” festival, running through June 25, with a parade of African street style that started on the roof of the retailer’s flagship store in Paris and made its way down to the ground floor.
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Attendees rocked a mix of tailoring and denim, colorful prints and sleek urban looks, though it was hard to compete with the 100 participants in the parade, who were styled by Amah Ayivi, founder of the vintage store Marché Noir.
They included gospel singers in their Sunday best, a voodoo sorcerer and his disciples, and the Sapeurs – the tribe of elegant gentlemen whose snappy dress style was highlighted by Solange Knowles in the video for her 2012 track “Losing You.”
Side attractions included food trucks on Boulevard Haussmann, an exhibition of contemporary African art at the store’s Galerie des Galeries space, the screening of the documentary “Black Dandy, a Political Beauty,” a scarf-tying workshop and cooking classes.
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In Africa, a Homegrown Rival Takes On Netflix

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Less than a month before it was scheduled to take place, Africa Fashion Week was abruptly canceled. The event’s owner, African Fashion International, issued a statement confirming that “Africa Fashion Week, scheduled to take place from November 4 to 7, 2015, will no longer take place in its current format. In its place, AFI plans to convene leading stakeholders on the continent to the first Africa Fashion Forum.”
No reason was given for the development, which AFI positioned as “a new strategic direction.” The South African fashion industry was abuzz with speculation. Perhaps it was because Mercedes Benz, which had sponsored previous Africa Fashion Weeks, was no longer a sponsor, although it remained the headline sponsor for AFI’s two other properties, MBFW Johannesburg and MBFW Cape Town, industry officials said. Others believed that with the South African Fashion Week taking place from Oct. 22 to 26, followed immediately by Lagos Fashion and Design Week from Oct. 28 to 31, African designers might have preferred to show at Lagos, which has proven to be a successful platform, attracting a pan-African audience, not to mention more international media and buyers, than Africa Fashion Week.
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Once Upon a Time – In Africa

Once Upon a Time – In Africa


I opened Donna’s journal that had lain on a shelf, unopened, for over 43 years. I was immediately transported back to 1967 the year I met the young nursing student who would within six months become my wife and with whom I would spend the next two years in Tanzania, East Africa as CUSO (Canadian University Services Overseas) volunteers; our two-year honeymoon. With little experience in love and marriage and even less experience in our chosen professions, we ventured out with a guitar, an accordion, our newly minted college certificates (architecture technology and nursing) and a whole lot of energy ready to see and experience the world. Living first in a mud hut, then for a couple of weeks in a down-at-the heels brothel, and finally in a flat owned and furnished by Public Works, I recall the travails of learning to prepare meals with one pot, keeping dry goods free from weevils, creating a Christmas tree out of a cactus with disastrous results for the cactus creating a home that soon became known as a stop-off point for volunteers, missionaries and travellers of all backgrounds, facing the reality that I had to change some of my personal habits if I wanted to keep the love I had just found, and of interacting with the local police and learning very quickly what it means to be a minority. Much of the story focuses on the daily challenges and small victories that each of us enjoyed working with situations totally outside anything we had experienced to date. With the purchase of an undependable piki-piki (motorcycle), overcrowded slow and decrepit local buses, and thumbs made for hitchhiking, the reefs, beaches, national parks, mountains and plains all offered adventure and undreamt of beauty. The story describes in detail our participation in a hunting safari that would be impossible to do today, and, of course, no stay in Tanzania would be complete without a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. The final chapters of the book highlight reflections that we now see t.

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Changing Identifications and Alliances in North-east Africa

Changing Identifications and Alliances in North-east Africa


Forms of group identity play a prominent role in everyday lives and politics in north-east Africa. These volumes provide an interdisciplinary account of the nature and significance of ethnic, religious, and national identity in north-east Africa. Case studies from Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya illustrate the way that identities are formed and change over time, and how local, national, and international politics are interwoven. Specific attention is paid to the impact of modern weaponry, new technologies, religious conversion, food and land shortages, international borders, civil war, and displacement on group identities. Drawing on the expertise of anthropologists, historians and geographers, these volumes provide a significant account of a society profoundly shaped by identity politics and contribute to a better understanding of the nature of conflict and war, and forms of alliance and peacemaking, thus providing a comprehensive portrait of this troubled region.

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Lonely Planet East Africa

Lonely Planet East Africa


Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet East Africa is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the winding backstreets of Lamu, trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, or watch the annual wildebeest migration in Masai Mara; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of East Africa and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet East Africa Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine Over 114 local maps Useful features – including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Safaris, and Travel with Children Coverage of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nairobi, Kampala, Bujumbura, Dodoma, Kigali, Zanzibar Archipelago, Lamu, Masai Mara, and moreeBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices) Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges Seamlessly flip between pages Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching em

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Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa

Areas lacking clean water, effective sanitation most at risk, experts say
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Fighting Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Multiple Roles of Legumes in Integrated Soil Fertility Management

Fighting Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Multiple Roles of Legumes in Integrated Soil Fertility Management


Legumes play an important role in the cropping systems of sub Saharan Africa (SSA). Legumes are an important source of nutrition to both humans and livestock by providing the much needed protein, minerals, fibre and vitamins. The sale of legumes seed, leaves and fibre generates income for the marginalized communities especially women. Cultivation of legumes is essential for the regeneration of nutrient-deficient soils. By biologically fixing nitrogen (BNF) in the soil, legumes provide a relatively low-cost method of replacing otherwise expensive inorganic nitrogen in the soil. This enhances soil fertility and boosts subsequent cereal crop yields. Production of legumes in SSA is however; hampered by a number of constraints among them low and declining soil fertility, low soil pH, high salinity, drought and flooding, poor access to improved germplasm, diseases, pests and weeds. Farmers need to learn how to overcome these constraints if the full benefits of legumes are to be gained. This book presents a synthesis of research work on legumes and draws attention to the importance of legumes in integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) and poverty alleviation in SSA.

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Lonely Planet Healthy Travel Guide to Africa

Lonely Planet Healthy Travel Guide to Africa


An African vacation should be spent in the wild, not in the emergency ward. The Lonely Planet Healthy Travel Guide to Africa is freshly updated by travel health experts Dr. Isabella Young and Dr. Tony Gherardin and provides advice on immunizations, medical kits, and what to do if you start to feel queasy. It’s like having a mini-medic in your pocket.Tailored advice for travelers of all ages and needs, the compact guide fits in a small pocket so you can carry it with you throughout your journey. There is clear advice on treating common travel illnesses possible when traveling throughout the third world in Africa. You’ll find safety tips for safari day trips and what to do when you are trying to avoid wildlife hazards from everything from insects to hippo’s. Safety tips for outdoor action include safari’s and trekking advice.A comprehensive first-aid section would help for minor scraps, diarrhoea, burns, and wounds as well as more serious injuries such as broken bones, infection, head and back injuries, and internal injuries. Over 400 pages in a five-inch book, the Lonely Planet Healthy Guide to Africa is loaded with additional advice on safe water, eating native diets, intestional problems, indigenous diseases, influenza, bug bites and stings, and there is even advice for traveling with seniors and children and gender specific medical information too.
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William Hogarth (Illustration to “travel through Europe, Asia and parts of Africa” by Aubry de la M

William Hogarth (Illustration to “travel through Europe, Asia and parts of Africa” by Aubry de la M


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The Mighty Jungle,Happy Travels to Africa Greeting Card

The Mighty Jungle,Happy Travels to Africa Greeting Card


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O, Africa!

O, Africa!


Hailed by Gary Shteyngart as “a thing of wonder” “O, Africa ” is a rollicking, ambitious, and ultimately moving novel about old Hollywood, two brothers, forbidden love, and the timeless allure of the movies In the summer of 1928, twin brothers Micah and Izzy Grand are at the pinnacle of their movie-making careers. From their roots as sons of Brooklyn immigrants, the brothers have risen to become the kings of the silent comedy – with the brash, bloviating Micah directing and calling the shots, while his retreating brother skillfully works behind the lens. But when Micah’s penchant for gambling, and his affair with Rose, a beautiful and sharp-witted black woman from Harlem, combine to threaten his livelihood and his life, he finds himself in need of a quick escape. As the ascent of the talkies looms on the horizon, the brothers’ producer offers them an opportunity that couldn’t be better timed: travel to Africa to compile stock footage of the exotic flora and fauna, as well as filming a new comedy in the jungle. Together with an unlikely crew of producers, stars and hangers-on, the Grands set out for Malwiki, where among the tribesmen they each discover unforeseen truths about themselves, their lovers, and the meaning of the movies. Moving from the piers of Coney Island to Africa’s veldt, and further to the glitter of early Hollywood, O, AFRICA is an epic tale of self-discovery, the constraints of history and prejudice, and the stubborn resolve of family and friendship in the face of tragedy.

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Burt Waikiki Brings Hawaii Lifestyle To South Africa… Kind Of

What do you get when you combine viral online marketing with Hawaii’s laid back lifestyle? Apparently, Burt Waikiki.

Burt is a long-haired, speedo-clad, womanizing personal trainer from the Hawaii island of Kauai whose mission is to share his secret to balancing mind, body and soul by flirting with women and lifting weights made of coconuts. Oh, and apparently he saves puppies, which makes sense because why not?

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Also known as “The Guru of Goodness,” Burt is the star of a new viral marketing campaign launched by digital agency McCann and Kauai restaurants — a chain of Hawaii-inspired health food restaurants in South Africa.

The campaign’s purpose is to introduce the world to the “Kauai lifestyle.” This includes “healthy eating, being active and having time to chill,” according to Kauai’s marketing manager Leanne Jefferies.

“Even though the islands are far away, there is no excuse for us not to live by these principals in South Africa,” Jefferies told AdLip.com. “Our brand heritage is fun, informal and laid back. So we wanted to do a fun campaign.”

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While the campaign’s efforts aim at promoting the island lifestyle, it’s clear that the videos are mostly for comedy rather than accuracy. Kauai’s residents do have a very strong voice when it comes to community health and the Aloha State actually does embrace yoga, but not everyone has a parachute to casually land on the beach or a “palace” on the sand with fake flower leis strewn about.

We’re also pretty sure that “scubaerobics” isn’t really a thing.

The original concept for Kauai restaurants began 17 years ago when the founders, originally from California, experienced life on the island of Kauai. Or, as they put it, “discovered the succulent fruits of this veritable Garden of Eden.”

What still remains unclear, however, is why the laid back, zen-seeking guru, Burt Waikiki, is named after one of Hawaii’s busiest and crowded cities, which isn’t even on the island of Kauai.
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