The culture of Africa is varied and manifold, consisting of a mixture of tribes that each have their own unique characteristics. It is a product of the diverse populations that today inhabit the continent of Africa and the African Diaspora. African culture is expressed in its arts and crafts, folklore and religion, clothing, cuisine, music and languages.
Africa is divided into a great number of ethnic cultures. The continent's cultural regeneration has also been an integral aspect of post-independence nation-building on the continent, with a recognition of the need to harness the cultural resources of Africa to enrich the process of education, requiring the creation of an enabling environment in a number of ways. In recent times, the call for a much greater emphasis on the cultural dimension in all aspects of development has become increasingly vocal. During the Roman colonization of North Africa,(parts of Algeria, Libya, Egypt and the whole of Tunisia) provinces such as Tripolitania became major producers of food for the republic and the empire, this generated much wealth in these places for their 400 years of occupation. During colonialism in Africa, Europeans possessed attitudes of superiority and a sense of mission. The French were able to accept an African as French if that person gave up their African culture and adopted French ways. Knowledge of the Portuguese language and culture and abandonment of traditional African ways defined one as civilized.Kenyan social commentator Mwiti Mugambi argues that the future of Africa can only be forged from accepting and mending the sociocultural present. For Mugambi, colonial cultural hangovers, pervasive Western cultural inundation, and aid-giving arm-twisting donors are, he argues, here to stay and no amount of looking into Africa's past will make them go away. However, Maulana Karenga states:
Atlanta, GA — Hammonds House Museum’s Exhibiting Culture... Her vibrant paintings are inspired by AfricanAmerican and indigenous cultural traditions as well as stories from people she meets during her travels ... Hammonds House Museum’s mission is to celebrate and share the cultural diversity and important legacy of artists of African descent.
African students may in particular have difficulties being accustomed to Japanese culture. With limited information about Japan and few chances to meet Japanese people in their African hometowns, students may find it difficult to understand some customs and characteristics of Japanese culture when they first arrive in the country.
After an eight-month delay, the biggest festival of African cinema is back ... Elise Foniyama Ilboudo Thiombiano, the minister of culture, arts and tourism for Burkina Faso, said keeping the film festival going in the face of adversity is essential for the country and the African continent as a whole.
Micro-investing platform, Trove, has announced plans to make its investment platforms available to Africans across the continent ... As the pioneer Stock investment platform in Nigeria, Trove was created with a mission of providing new and better ways for African investors to earn higher returns and build a global investment culture.
In addition to celebrating the state’s unique fusion of European, Caribbean, African and Native American cultures, the float will include participants dressed in lavish baby gator costumes, as well as a team of stilt walkers, all done in an elaborate celebration of Louisiana...
A 10-year-old disabled Black girl was handcuffed and arrested in 2020 from her school by the Hawaii police over an “offensive sketch,” sparking anger from rights activists ... “There was no understanding of diversity, African-American culture and the history of police involvement with African-American youth ... Daily Digest Newsletter ... .
Since 1995, ClassicJourneys has been providing best in class luxury walking tours focusing on engaging experiences that immerse guests into the history and culture of the places they are exploring and the people who live there ... We believe in building cross-cultural connections, on foot and at eye level, one step and one person at a time.