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  • Malls changing shopping habits in Africa
  • Malls changing shopping habits in Africa
    Global Village Directory (2015) ©

Malls changing shopping habits in Africa

Across Sub-Saharan Africa, the traditional outdoor markets and street vendors that sell everything from avocados to sacks of maize are being replaced by malls. It's being driven by the expansion of South African retailers and is radically altering the way the middle classes shop.



  • An African City shows a glossier side of Ghana An African City shows a glossier side of Ghana

    Four fashionable, professional women, starring in a show about life and love in the big city. Sound familiar? It’s not Sex and the City, it’s An African City, a popular web series following the lives of four women returning to the Ghanaian city of Accra after years spent in the diaspora.

  • Article image Vlisco: African Luxury for global fashionistas

    Vlisco defines West African luxury. Established in 1846 by a Dutch trader, today Vlisco produces 75% of all African wax fabrics bought and sold worldwide, coveted by fashionistas and high-end designers in the West and Africa alike. How has Vlisco forged such a unique bi-cultural brand?

  • Article image Fuse ODG: the sound of new Africa

    With three hits in as many singles, Fuse ODG is a leading pioneer of Afrobeats. Growing up in both Ghana and Britain, Fuse felt a disjointed sense of identity. He's now using his success to counter stereotypes and show the world the capable, exuberant Africa he loves.

  • Article image Sex, glamour and the new Nigerian drinking culture

    The popularity of imported alcoholic drinks is soaring in Nigeria. But with a previously strong tradition of locally-brewed drinks, what’s causing this dramatic shift in drinking habits?