June, 2009

  • Corporate America’s Changing Views on Africa

    Posted Jun 15th, 2009 By in Business, Film/Television, General, Politics, Travel With | 1 Comment

    Baird, the management consulting firm, recently asked senior officers of 30 American Fortune 100 corporations about their current attitudes on investing in Africa. While some of the results showed that not much had  changed, the study also revealed that corporate America was increasingly optimistic about Africa’s role in their future business strategies. Three of the …

  • Birth and boom of a new African design industry

    Posted Jun 10th, 2009 By in Art, Books/Magazines, Business, Events, Fashion, General, Technology, Travel With | Comments Off on Birth and boom of a new African design industry

    Image by mallix via Flickr A recent article in African Business magazine looks at the recent boom of modern African designers on the continent and internationally. From February’s ThisDay Arise Magazine African fashion event at NY Fashion Week to architect David Adjaye being appointed to design the new African-American National Museum in Washindton DC, the …

  • L’Oreal sets sights on African women

    Posted Jun 2nd, 2009 By in Business, Fashion, General With | Comments Off on L’Oreal sets sights on African women

    There’s no shortage of criticism of the fashion and beauty industry for not recognizing the diversity of what is considered beautiful. Cosmetics giants in particular have had it hard, trying to accommodate skin tones. In their effort to generate more revenue and gain market share globally, L’Oreal has announced plans to expand their product line …