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New exhibit at Gallery 625, DMTC to hold 12th Valentine Dessert Auction | Center Stage

The Daily Democrat 29 Jan 2023
I work with layers of African textiles, collage paper, design patterns, symbols and vibrant skin tones ... In 1966, she founded the Sojourner Truth Art Museum which preserves Black history and celebrates the accomplishments of African American people and their legacy.
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Imane Ayissi adds African touch to Paris haute couture fashion week

Indian Express 28 Jan 2023
Imane Ayissi wove African textiles into his haute couture collection shown in Paris on Thursday, mixing raffia-lined garments in bright colours with dresses coated in sequins or airy silk fringes. 'This is a window to show techniques of African artisans,' said Ayissi ... Twitter .
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Shonna McDaniels: The Black Woman Experience set to open Feb. 3 at Gallery 625

The Daily Democrat 28 Jan 2023
The museum preserves Black history and celebrates the accomplishments of African American people and their legacy ... public on the history, life, and culture of African Americans ... I work with layers of African textiles, collage paper, design patterns, symbols, and vibrant skin tones.
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Don’t snooze because it’s January

Independent online (SA) 21 Jan 2023
(tomorrow) African kings presents Linda Sikhakhane, Standard Bank’s Young Artist for Jazz. Features Swiss musicians Lucca Fries (piano), Jonas Ruther (drums), bassist Géraud Portal and South African vocalist and oldtime friend Paras ... The textile and fibre art based exhibition brings together six South African artists working with needle and thread.
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South Africa’s retail revival is cashing in

Mail Guardian South Africa 20 Jan 2023
It’s what South African shoppers need, want, and deserve,” says Fabian ... A much smaller space than EGG, Aafricaa differs from it in that its aesthetic is focused on the curation of brands with bold African textiles, artisanal craftsmanship and a Mzansi atmosphere (without giving off a gift-shop vibe).
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The Artists Who Moved to Athens

Ekathimerini 20 Jan 2023
Diane Alexandre ... Klaus Jürgen Schmidt. Half South African and half German, the ceramicist-textile designer explains why he remains loyal to Athens, even though at times his family begged him to leave ... I studied product and textile design in Paris, after which I wanted to try and live somewhere else to experiment and find my own artistic language ... .
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Liberians poised to reap gains from eased travel

China Daily 10 Jan 2023
Businesspeople in Liberia have welcomed the optimization of China's COVID-19 policy, which they say will boost trade between the two countries ... Most of the group's members in the West African country have been importing products from China — mainly textiles, shoes and clothing — for over a decade ... The goods often took months to arrive ... 'Good news' ... .
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Textile industry should capture the global market and move up the value chain: MoS Textile Darshana Jardosh

Financial Express 09 Jan 2023
The central funds for the textile industry, which was Rs 400 crore, have increased to Rs 1,200 crore, said Darshana Jardosh, Union Minister of State for Textile and Railways ... The seventh edition of the exhibition saw participation of more than 100 exhibitors, including textile machinery manufacturers from European and Japanese companies.
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Shaun Tan to Emily in Paris: Reach for books as worthy gifts

Federal News Radio 24 Dec 2022
There’s always a great selection around the holidays for a range of ages and interests ... He spotlights a new wave of African talent while looking back on vast textile, craft and embellishment traditions that are hundreds of years old ... To provide a more expansive view of how American cinema has been shaped by African American creative expression.
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Review: William Kentridge’s sprawling Broad installation is an extraordinary meditation on apartheid

The Los Angeles Times 22 Dec 2022
The extraordinary survey exhibition of South African artist William Kentridge currently at the Broad comes at an auspicious moment ... The brilliant “elephant,” lumbering and impressive like its African namesake, is an infernal machine. An abstract weaving loom, it evokes the textile ...
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‘If it’s just symbolic, it's going to be a disaster’: Biden’s Africa summit challenge

Yahoo Daily News 13 Dec 2022
President Joe Biden has a tough task ahead of him when he convenes African leaders in Washington, D.C ... 1 trading partner through imports of everything from textiles to smartphones while purchasing massive volumes of African agricultural products and commodities including copper and oil ... He’ll have to convince African leaders to choose the U.S.
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‘If it’s just symbolic, it's going to be a disaster’ — Biden’s Africa summit challenge

Politico 12 Dec 2022
Biden is set to host dozens of African leaders for a three-day summit starting Tuesday ... 1 trading partner through imports of everything from textiles to smartphones while purchasing massive volumes of African agricultural products and commodities including copper and oil ... He’ll have to convince African leaders to choose the U.S.
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Local creatives to transform V&A Waterfront with reused, recycled and repurposed decor this festive season

Independent online (SA) 08 Dec 2022
In its fourth year, the experience brings together local crafters and artists to present festive decorations across the neighbourhood to show off local skills, showcase African creativity and challenge conventional thinking ...It’s a showcase of the spirit of ubuntu and telling an immersive contemporary African story of togetherness,” said Mageza.
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The future of electric cars depends on Africa – Adesina

Ghana Business News 28 Nov 2022
Dr Adesina described the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as the best pathway to Africa’s prosperity but indicated that it would only be fully realised if its potential is unlocked ... Across Africa, we must turn cocoa beans into chocolates, cotton into textile and garments, coffee beans into brewed coffee.

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