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Websites that see Africa differently!
This week See Africa Differently jumped on the social media band wagon and started our very own Pinterest account! Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that lets you organise and share all the amazing things you find on the web.
Whilst we were searching the internet for things to ‘pin’ we started to think about what our favourite sites on the internet. From fashion, to music, innovation to news we’ve compiled a list of just some the sites that have helped us to See Africa Differently.
We’re big fans of the way this site brings together the very best in African Digital Art. From illustration to typography, film to photography the site curates a range of stunning content. We particularly enjoy their African Weekly Inspiration section which showcases digital projects made by African artists or projects influenced by Africa.
ARISE is a global style & culture magazine that celebrates African achievement in the realms of fashion, music, business and politics. Their online home features the best of the magazine as well as online photo galleries, videos and blogs. They recently hosted Arise Magazine Fashion Week in Lagos, go to Arisemagazine.net to read all about it!
New York based Okay Africa features the best in music, culture and entertainment from Africa. Their news section features stories about the continent whilst they have individual sections for each country. They even have an online shop where you can choose from a range of rather fetching t-shirts. We could spend many happy hours on this site.
This impressive digital archive chronicles the life of South Africa's first Black president Nelson Mandela. All the documents are now freely available to his fans around the world. The Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project contains nearly 2000 mementos from of the life of the 93-year-old, casting an intimate light on the life of the anti-apartheid leader.
CNN’s Inside Africa takes its viewers on a journey across Africa, exploring the true diversity and depth of different cultures, countries and regions. Check out their online home with video reports from the show!
TED and Poptech
Thanks to the power of online video, lectures and thought provoking talks are no longer confined to the classroom; you can access hundreds of fascinating talks on sites such as TED and PopTech. Let the world’s leading thinkers, innovators and artists stretch your mind and open your eyes to the world around you. There are an amazing array of talks on more subjects than we can cover here, as well as, some fascinating insights into Africa!
As there are over 475 million websites on the internet we couldn’t mention them all, so why not tell us your favourites on twitter @see_africa
Creativity and innovation- are happening everyday across Africa, I'll be writing about the most exciting developments in our favourite contintent
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