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Wakanda Forever! This 3-Year-Old Naming African Countries is the Travel Inspo You Didn’t Even Know You Needed

Photo Credit: P. Rivera

3-year-old Peter might be smarter than all of us – how many countries can you name?

There’s an old quote that says “And a little child shall lead them,” and in the case of 3-year-old Peter from Texas, he’s about to lead us all the way back to the…

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African Union wants to create real-life Wakanda in Zimbabwe and Zambia – The Citizen

The African Union has announced an ambitious project, called Wakanda One, which will attempt to entice those living in the “African diaspora” to come home and contribute their skills to African development.

The project takes its name from the technologically advanced, fictitious African country from Marvel’s Black Panther superhero franchise, which spawned a hugely successful film last year.

According to Zimbabwe’s The Herald, Zimbabwe has pledged 2,000 hectares to the project while Zambia has offered 132 hectares.

African Union ambassador to the United States, Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao at an Intra African Trade Fair in Cairo, Egypt, confirmed: “I met His Excellency President Mnangagwa recently and he offered us 2,000 hectares for the regional Wakanda One in Victoria…

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AU’s plan of building a real Wakanda for the African diaspora gets a jumpstart

It might have been a wish in the early months of 2018 when the highest-grossing superhero film of all time “Black Panther” depicted a rich and technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda that was the envy of the rest of the world.

It is nearly a wish come true as the African Union is close to starting the construction of a real Wakanda which will be built, run and operated across the continent by the African diaspora.

Dubbed the Wakanda One Village Project, it will consist of five African Centres of Excellence in each of the five regions of the continent which will serve as nerve centers for development bearing state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, hotels, industrial homes, shopping centres among others.

This was announced by the African Union Ambassador…

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There’s a problem with ‘Wakanda visions’ for African cities – academic

The problem with “Wakanda visions” of African cities is that it implies a highly exclusive and exclusionary set-up, according to Professor Amira Osman, a professor of architecture at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).

Wakanda is a fictional country located in sub-Saharan Africa, made popular by the movie Black Panther.

“A lot of times we have visions of Wakanda. We imagine the African city of the future as one with big glass high-rises. A lot of African cities aspire to this vision,” she said at the 12th Green Building Convention hosted by the Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA) in Cape Town this week.

She said such a vision, however, implies exclusivity. It does not, in her view, imply a “relationship with the streets” that offers different layers of…

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SDMA | African Fashion in the Age of Wakanda

Sunday, October 14
2:00 p.m.
Museum Boardroom

The fashion industry in Africa informs not only what people wear but also contemporary expressions in art, film, and video.  Dr. Peri Klemm, professor of African art history at California State University, Northridge, will present an illustrated lecture on current trends in African fashion drawing largely on contemporary art and the movie Black Panther.

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The Wakanda Effect? Black women are dominating magazine covers this month

Beyoncé said it herself, in her own words, while reflecting on her historic Vogue cover and spread.

“When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get onto covers of magazines because black people did not sell,” she said in a personal reflection for the iconic magazine. “Clearly, that has been proven a myth.”

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