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Prints, Prints, Prints In Vlisco's 'Bloom' Collection

Check out the new lookbook and TV campaign from Dutch label Vlisco.

Dutch label Vlisco is always a great reference for prints and fabrics. What we love the most is their visual signature: they will always blow your mind with their aesthetic quality and presentation. Vlisco return this spring with Bloom. "We have created five delicate new powder colours for a season full of floral designs," the brand states. "These pretty colours make the whole collection blossom with elegance. This season, we share our admiration for the silent power and splendour of flowers and the vibrant women who wear them with such grace. Even the pattern, which is normally indigo, is now applied in bordeaux, adding more warmth and depth to the fabrics." The lookbook is beautifully photographed with a perfect springtime feel — for more, you can check out Vlisco's TV commercial below. Scroll through the gallery above to view the pictures and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #vlisco.


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Mozambique's Political Unrest: Where Things Stand

Fears continue to be on the rise as more attacks by militants are anticipated in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province.

On March 24th, militants stormed Palma—a gas-rich city in Mozambique—as part of an ongoing insurgency in the country dating back to 2017. Dozens of civilians have been killed although an official death toll has not been declared as of yet. Currently, at least 8000 more have been left displaced, fleeing to other parts of the country and attempting to seek asylum in Tanzania. This is believed to be the worst attacks carried out by the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab, to date.
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Former Burkinabe President Charged with Thomas Sankara's Murder

Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.