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Artist AbdulAlim U-K (Aikin Karr) combines the fractal structure of traditional African architecture with emerging technologies in computer graphics. AbdulAlim U-K

Heritage algorithms combine the rigors of science with the infinite possibilities of art and design

By bridging culture and computation, heritage algorithms challenge the myth of ‘primitive cultures’ and forge a new understanding of science and art.
Summit held on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, on 25 May 2023. Amanuel Sileshi/AFP

African Union: climate action offers organisation unique chance for revival

The emergence of a pan-African voice in the fight against global warming, a global issue, could enable the African Union to regain ground on the international stage.
Agriculture is a leading employer in Africa. Wikimedia Commons

Technology can boost farming in Africa, but it can also threaten biodiversity - how to balance the two

Labour, yields, and biodiversity are all elements of agriculture that need to be balanced.
Grogue, the national drink of Cabo Verde, is a spirit distilled from sugar cane. Martin Zwick/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Inside the grogue wars of Cabo Verde

The government and some producers are pushing to industrialize the sugar cane-based spirit to boost its popularity around the world, while small farmers fear losing their livelihoods.

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