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"Africa is on the Move" Says New Africa Centre Director Tharp

Former Chief Executive of The Place, Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE has been appointed Director of The Africa Centre, succeeding Mark Higham.

A respected cultural leader in the UK, his appointment is at the helm of the  Africa Centre going into a new phase, including a major capital project and redefining itself as the international centre for contemporary African culture, business and innovation. 253 more words


Showbiz: Idris Elba at Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix

Wearing Hugo Boss, Idris Elba took to the decks after a fun day at the Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix with his family and friends. 

A huge fan of motor racing – the British actor, producer, musician and DJ spent the morning test driving the Formula E championship car and the afternoon watching the second European race of the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, seeing Jean-Eric Vergne race to victory in his home city of Paris. 104 more words

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Storm Reid, Kendrick Sampson, Frances Fisher and others join the Woodley family to recognize the impact of All It Takes’® youth development programs on Southern California students.  649 more words


Winnie Mandela: Feminist Icon and Anti-Aparthied Campaigner Dies age 81 (1936-2018)

Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81 today 2 April 2018, crowds gathered in South Africa to celebrate her life. A formidable political figure in her own right the wife of Nelson Mandela kept the fight against apartheid alive after her husband was incarcerated in 1964. 85 more words

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Hidden Figures: The Women Paving the Way in Tech

In 2016 Theresa May referred to the tech industry as a “great British success story” after seeing a report revealing increased investment in digital businesses across the country. 585 more words

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Travel: Cape Town Water Drought

South Africa’s second-largest city, Cape Town, is suffering a severe water shortage. Expectations to run out of water was first set for April but has been pushed back to July, when taps will run dry, the doomsday date known as Day Zero. 216 more words

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#BFI and #BBC Four #Animation Talent Drive Closes Today 12 March '18

Following Listen to Britain success,  held in 2017 which offered a new platform to emerging documentary makers, BBC Four in partnership with BFI are searching for a number of short films to showcase the creativity and #diversity of the next generation of animation talent in the UK today. 145 more words