Interview: Lagos Photo Festival Founder Combats Afro-Pessimism

Peep this inspiring interview in Guernica Magazine with Lagos Photo Festival founder Azu Nwagbogu. The photo festival is aimed at "representing African sensibilities" and comes at a time when photography is an emerging medium on the continent. Nwagbogu talks about the categorization of art as "African" in the west saying, "I don’t think it’s important to categorize work based on the country of birth of the photographer. It creates unnecessary dialogue with the work." It's an interesting ideology that we can't disagree with. Be sure to read the full interview here.

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Twitter Set to Build New Africa Headquarters in Ghana

According to Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder, their new Africa headquarters will be in Ghana — beating strong contenders such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder, has reportedly announced that the social networking service will be basing its new Africa headquarters in Ghana. The announcement was shared, earlier today, on Twitter's own blog and via Dorsey's personal account. Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo quickly confirmed the news, stating that Ghana welcomed the announcement and the confidence reflected by the giant social media company's choice of country.

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