Justin Chadwick's "The First Grader," a BBC Films/U.K. Films Council co-production shot on location in Kenya, swept the awards at Kenya's recent film festival.
From the outside, Nairobi's Simba Center might look like any other commercial plaza in the Kenyan capital, with signs advertising Internet cafes and hair salons and promises of instant cash.
It's an unlikely place for a film school, and to get to it, you'll have to dodge wildly careening minibuses, packs of roving schoolchildren, and the occasional goat plodding its way across Nairobi's…
Basic Lead, the Los Angeles and Paris-based organizers of Africa's only TV content market, is setting its sights on other underdeveloped sectors of the local TV biz, most notably sports, with TV…
Nollywood fans frustrated by the Nigerian film industry's ragtag distribution efforts have turned to a website that's snatching up rights to local pics for online streaming.
Oliver Hermanus' "Skoonheid" (Beauty) is South Africa's selection for a nomination in the foreign-language Oscar race.
A Congolese helmer is hoping his latest film will shift focus on the nation's women from victims to their vital roles in every aspect of daily life.
Al-Jazeera, already a mainstay in Africa, has announced plans to launch a Swahili-language news network next year based in Nairobi, where Al-Jazeera English already has an East African bureau.
A Zambian reality show is offering those who practice the world's oldest profession a second chance by taking them off the streets -- and perhaps putting one lucky winner into a wedding gown.
On a continent where strife and division are more common than togetherness, "Big Brother Africa," while remaining controversial, has struck a chord with viewers hoping to move beyond borders.
Frustrated by the difficulty of accessing quality African content abroad, a group of Ghanaian entrepreneurs have teamed up to launch a service they've dubbed the African Hulu.