In the West African country of Senegal for Dakar Fashion Week, which place from 20-24 June, celebrated style therapist and culture curator Kwena Baloyi captured the capital in effortless style rooted in her famed authenticity. Sharing photos and videos of her stay, Baloyi explored the many facets of Senegal – from the hustle and bustle of the city to the incredible architecture unique to the region.
Leaving Dakar, Baloyi wrote: “It ended so soon @dakarfashionweek, but thank you so much for calling for us. The four days we had together were magical and they will not be forgotten till… Read More
Dakar, the city on the western-most tip of Africa has its own way of doing things, and settling into its rhythms offers a rich and heady experience. Here are 6 things to do when there.
About 10 minutes by pirogue from Dakar, this is the fun island. Simply take a taxi to the shore, from wherethe pirogues leave regularly. You can request a private or public transfer. Ngor Island offers restaurants, swimming and walks around the island.
South African Airways (SAA) advises all customers that with effect Friday, 8 December 2017 the flagship Airport for Dakar, Senegal will change from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, airport code DKR to Blaise Diagne International Airport, airport code DSS.
All airport services at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR) will terminate today, Thursday, 7 December 2017.
SA207 departing later today at 19h00 from Johannesburg for Dakar, will be SAA’s first flight to land at the new airport at 01h20 tomorrow morning.
“SAA confirms that our flight times schedule to and from will Blaise Diagne International Airport, airport code DSS, will… Read More
Fascinating facts about 5 African sites and monuments
If you’re the kind of traveller who’s interested in the history of the place you’re visiting and the story of its people, you’ll be pleased to learn a few lesser-known facts about these monuments and places of interest on the continent.
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park, Ghana
In this park in Accra there is a mango tree that was planted by former president Nelson Mandela on his visit there in 1991. The tree is one of many planted by various dignitaries from around the world in honour of Kwame Nkrumah, who was the… Read More
On the dawn of Donald J Trump’s inauguration, I ventured to the US capital for the first time. I had just three days to acquaint myself with a city I felt I already knew thanks to TV shows like The West Wing, House of Cards and, more recently, Designated Survivor. Happily, I found a Washington DC with far more going for it than just politics.
DAY ONE: Street food and selfies
One of the advantages of arriving at “sparrow’s” in an international city like Washington DC (courtesy of SAA – via Dakar, Senegal) is that once our bags were stowed and… Read More
State resources have been depleted following the exit of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, according to a report by Reuters. The information came from current President Adama Barrow who was speaking to a local radio station.
“According to information we received, there is no money in the coffers. It’s what we have been told, but the day we actually take office we will clarify all of it, he told a senegalese radio station called Senegalese radio station RFM.
According to other reports by Al Jazeera, the ousted president also managed to leave the country with several luxury vehicles before he left for Equatorial… Read More