Benin welcomes call for France to return treasures

African museum directors welcome an expert report calling on France to allow the return of thousands of African treasures and artworks, a radical policy shift that could put pressure on other former colonial powers. Calls have been growing in Africa for restitution, but French law strictly forbids the government from ceding state property, even in well-documented cases of pillaging.

African great Drogba retires from football

Ivory Coast and Chelsea great Didier Drogba announces his retirement after a 20-year career.

Paris welcomes “Also Known As Africa” contemporary art fair

A South African photographer, an Algerian painter, a Congolese sculptor: the third edition of the contemporary African art fair ‘Also Known As Africa’ lands in Paris, in the hopes of eliminating clichés surrounding works from the continent.

Prince Charles and Camilla meet Gambia president

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla landed Wednesday in The Gambia for the first leg of a week-long African tour aimed at strengthening ties with Commonwealth nations. IMAGES

African and European leaders at round table talks in Berlin

European and African leaders arrive at round table discussions in Berlin. Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged companies to take a closer look at Africa’s “huge” economic opportunities, as Germany hopes that development of the continent will help curb illegal migration to Europe. IMAGES

Africa summit: leaders pose for family photo in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of African nations pose for a family photo at the G20 Investment Summit during the “Compact with Africa” conference on trade. IMAGES of the family photo

Lagos designers champion ‘unapologetically African’ fashion

Launched in 2011, Lagos Fashion Week has established itself as the most important fashion event on the African continent. From Nairobi to Johannesburg, it now attracts major African names and is exported all over the world.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian visit Ugandan orphanage

American rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West visit Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) Children’s village in Masulita, some 40 kilometers north west from capital Kampala. Rap megastar West is in the east African nation to finish recording his ninth studio album “Yandhi”, which was meant to drop two weeks ago, until his surprise decision to go and record in Africa to “feel the energy”.

A man in Mexico City keeps lions as pets

In a neighbourhood of Mexico City, surrounded by hyper-busy avenues, car noises are mixed with the powerful roars of three African lions, kept by Omar Rodriguez who raises these unusual pets alongside a dog.