The New York Times – The United Nations projects that, by midcentury, more than half of Africans will live in cities. A string of them — Lagos, Nigeria; Kinshasa, Congo; Cairo — are already more populous than New York. Yet African cities remain poorly understood in the West, which gives a particular urgency to “Architecture of Independence — African Modernism,” a captivating study of the development of modernist building in five African countries: Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal in the continent’s west, Kenya in the east and Zambia in the south.
More from Black Report:
- March 15, 2017 Google Expands Its African Initiatives TechCrunch - Alphabet is committing to training another 1 million students under its Digital Skills for Africa program in the next 12 months, the company said at […]
- March 1, 2016 Sony Music’s new office in Africa signals a promising near-future for the continent Billboard - Sony Music announced last week that it is opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria, the first step towards establishing a footprint in a West African market […]
- December 7, 2016 West African Countries Ban ‘Dirty European Fuel’ RFI - Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire have decided to ban fuel coming from Europe after campaign group Public Eye issued a damning report which said […]
- March 18, 2017 Claude Lewis: Journalism Pioneer And NABJ Co-Founder Dies NBC News - Claude Lewis, co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists passed away from complications of diabetes at age 82 on Thursday according to […]