Art beyond the gallery walls

Fabrice Monteiro’s The Prophecy was a highlight of Lagos Photo in biennale boom year 2015Okwui Enwezor was the name on everyone's lips in 2015 as he became the first African to curate the Venice Biennale.

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Shakespeare, A great feast of languages

altDirectors are bringing African language adaptions of the Bard's works to London's Globe Theatre ahead of the 2012 Olympic games.

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 The Annual Debate
24 April 2018 | London, UK - http://www.theannualdebate.com 
 TheAnnualDebate02The Annual Debate is the flagship event of Invest Africa – Business Council for Africa and is a staple in the diary for anyone investing and operating across the Continent. Returning in April for its 4th edition it has consistently positioned itself as Africa’s business forum in London.

Always connecting businesses across Africa, The Annual Debate places key decision makers, thought leaders and senior officials together to discuss the region’s most pertinent themes.

This year the event will focus on Africa’s role in the Global Economy, providing attendees with an understanding of how the different regions are driving through their industrialisation programmes and where Africa’s entrepreneurialism will take the Continent in the year ahead.

READ MORE AND REGISTER: http://www.theannualdebate.com

 Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend
27-29 April 2018 | Kigali, Rwanda - http://http://mo.ibrahim.foundation/fr/annual-event
 Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend
The Ibrahim Governance Weekend is the flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, held every year in a different African country.

This three-day event convenes prominent African political and business leaders, representatives from civil society, multilateral and regional institutions as well as Africa’s major international partners to debate issues of critical importance to Africa. 

The weekend begins with a Leadership Ceremony, which celebrates the Ibrahim Laureates and, if the Prize has been awarded that year, gives the opportunity to honour the new Laureate. A whole day is then dedicated to the Ibrahim Forum, a high-level discussion forum which tackles the challenges facing Africa and sets out priorities for action. The weekend concludes with a public concert highlighting some of the best performers of the continent and a football match showcasing outstanding African football.

 The Africa Report Debates 2018
27 April 2018 | Kigali, Rwanda - http://www.theafricareport.com/TAR-Debates/the-africa-report-debates-2018-kigali.html
 TARDebates lofoUnder the umbrella of the 2018 Ibrahim Governance Weekend, over the weekend of the 27-29th April 2018, The Africa Report Debates offers a unique platform for thought-provoking discussion, giving you an excellent opportunity to be part of the debate with a wide range of VIP guests. Rwanda is a country that ranks amongst the top 10 African countries in terms of good governance in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) .

2-4 May 2018 | Park Plaza, Riverbank, London - https://www.afsic.net
 AFSICAFSIC is one of the most important African investment events held globally. It has a very strong investment focus and is attended by many of the most important global investors investing into Africa and by investors interested in learning more about African investment opportunities. Now in its 6th year AFSIC 2018 will be held in London on 2nd to 4th May 2018. AFSIC focuses on attracting investment into Africa’s financial services sector, and will be attended by financial services companies from across Africa including Banks, Insurance Companies, Microfinance Companies and Leasing Companies, as well as a wide array of Fintech companies and other Financial Services companies developed around a “new economy” model. The structure of AFSIC is specifically designed to provide African companies seeking investment with multiple opportunities to present their company to, and meet with, a very large variety of both debt and equity investors and also dealmakers focused on Africa with a view to attracting inward investment and developing strong and sustainable business relationships with investors.

15-16 May 2018 | Nairobi, Kenya - https://www.globalsmefinanceforum.org/Africa-2018
 SMEFF-LOGO 150X150Join leaders from banks, fintech companies, development finance institutions, and regulators at the Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 on May 15-16 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The conference will focus on how Africa is harnessing innovation to transform traditional banking industry.
Key topics to be covered include supply chain finance, leapfrogging development through innovation, banking on women, innovation in agri-finance, non-financial services, and youth entrepreneurship finance.
The action-packed event will include interactive sessions, study visits to high performing institutions, a B2B marketplace, fintech expos, and ample networking opportunities. Learn more and register before March 15 for $200 early bird discount goo.gl/SFZpKp #SMEFFAfrica18
19-22 June 2018 | Mauritius - http://go.pardot.com/l/339321/2018-02-06/37v71
 eNET AEF2018 BANNERS 150x150  The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Twenty years in the running, AEF brings together senior-level representatives from governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms and large energy consumers to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. AEF has a loyal following of credible players working in the power space, and a track record of delivering a valuable networking experience

Rooting around in the past: African heritage tourism gains strength

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity" says Ade Akinboyewa of the television serialisation of Arthur Haley's 1976 best-selling novel Roots. As a young black boy growing up in the white suburbs of South London he had never really thought deeply about slavery and how it had shaped him. "For the first time something that had always been opaque and unspoken was suddenly made real."

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