Fans pay tribute to DJ Arafat, an Ivorian star of the “coupe-decale” dance genre with a huge following in francophone Africa, who died after a road accident in Abidjan.
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The second edition of the Bushman Film Festival, the first film festival in French-speaking West Africa for films shot on smartphones, takes place in Abidjan.
“I’m sure! I tell you, he came. I saw him!” insists Soro Navaghi, keen to extinguish any doubts about Picasso’s visit to a small Ivorian village famed for its painted textiles. Whether in tourist brochures or online, it is not unusual to find references to Picasso’s reputed visit to Fakaha, a remote village in northern Ivory Coast, some 650 kilometres (400 miles) from Abidjan, the economic capital.
The second edition of the Abidjan Intercultural Circus Encounters (RICA) began with a competition between various troupes from around the African continent and beyond. A representative for the worldwide Cirque du Soleil announces plans to open a training centre for Circus skills in Abidjan, to bring out the best of the natural talent in the area.
Sculptures that speak to tell the story of missing objects: this is one of the main ideas of the exhibition on the “Ghost Collection” of the Museum of Civilisations in Abidjan, looted during the serious post-election crisis in 2011.
The Miss Handicap 2018 beauty pageant was held in Abidjan on Friday, an event which aims to tackle stigma faced by people with disabilities.
Spanish artist Angel Mateo Charris debuts his “Suite Africaine” exhibition in Abidjan, which brings together a collection of his images inspired by cultures from around the world.
The 5th EU-Africa summit comes to an end in Abidjan with a closing session and a press conference. IMAGES
French President Emmanuel Macron meets his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara at the Presidential Palace in Abidjan. IMAGES
The Ivorian National Higher Institute of Arts and Cultural Action, an art school that has trained many famous African artists, was recently refurbished.