africa

Festivals

Africa's Biggest Street Art Festival Will Make You Not Hate Street Art

Thousands of people filled the streets of Accra's Jamestown district for Chale Wote, a celebration of some of the continent's best artists.
Oluwatosin Adeshokan
9.12.19
drug features

Africa Is Going Through an Opioid Crisis, But It's Not What You Think

Labourers are taking counterfeit pills in order to work longer hours.
JS Rafaeli
8.7.19
afrobeats

West African Music Is Much More Than Just Afrobeats

The alté community is attempting to reinvent popular culture.
Aanu Adeoye
7.22.19
#metoo

The Young Women Leading Nigeria's #MeToo Revolution

The movement has reached Africa's largest country after a prominent pastor was accused of rape.
Aanu Adeoye
7.17.19
activism

How a Young Sierra Leonean Is Fighting Poverty with Bicycles

Two wheels can make all the difference, as philanthropist and bike enthusiast Abdul Karim Kamara knows.
Tom Owen
7.8.19
africa cup of nations

Why Africa's Showpiece Football Tournament Is Gambling on Change

This summer's other festival of football is trying to shake a history of poor timing and financial mismanagement.
Aanu Adeoye
6.21.19
africa

This Is How to Talk About Africa's Development

LSE's Africa Summit hosted a broad range of informed experts from across the continent, there to discuss its future.
Jason Okundaye
4.4.19
chocolate

This Vegan Chocolate Bar Comes with a Proud Ghanaian Legacy

South London entrepreneur Raphael Dapaah’s grandparents owned cocoa plantations in Ghana. Now, he and his siblings run a chocolate business committed to paying cocoa farmers a fair wage.
Phoebe Hurst
2.11.19
Photos

Photos from the Epicentre of DR Congo's Ebola Crisis

Nearly 500 people have died in the country's tenth Ebola outbreak in 40 years.
Gaël Cloarec
2.6.19
APOLOGIES

The Whole Weezer/"Africa" Thing Was My Fault and I’m So Sorry

A Noisey editor's formal apology for helping to create a pop culture monster.
Dan Ozzi
1.28.19
New music

Listen to Weezer Cover TLC, Black Sabbath and More on ‘The Teal Album’

After their "Africa" cover miraculously came into existence last year, Rivers Cuomo and co have decided to release a whole damn covers album.
Shaad D’Souza
1.25.19
Noisey

"Worst Sound Installation Ever" to Play Toto's "Africa" for All Eternity

Artist Max Siedentopf has set up some battery-powered speakers in the Namib Desert. "Africa" will play on loop until the installation is consumed by the sands of time.
Alex Robert Ross
1.16.19
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