Africa

People

The unstoppable Liya Kebede and her ethical brand Lemlem

Liya Kebede started modelling at 18, became a mother at 22 and a UN ambassador at 27. Her self-funded lifestyle brand Lemlem promotes artisanal skills and employment in Africa. Alice Cavanagh meets her in Paris to talk sustainability, swimwear and science fiction. Styling by Irina Marie. Photography by Cedric Bihr
Philanthropy

Why ZSL needs your help

As the FT launches its Seasonal Appeal in support of ZSL, Horatia Harrod comes face-to-face with the giant of all crowd-pleasers, and discovers why this icon of conservation is at greater risk than imagined. Photography by Dan Burn-Forti
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Adventure

The Fiction: The holiday tutor

Mike is hoping to rewire relationships with his family on an extended trip to Africa – but he’s not the only one hunting for a new connection…
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Adventure

Abseiling and kayaking the Zambezi

Abseil down a Victoria Falls gorge and kayak the white waters of the mighty Zambezi in a single day? It’s doable – and unforgettable, as Tarquin Cooper discovers
People

A haunting photographic record of African rituals

For their powerful new book, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher spent more than a decade photographing the sacred – and rapidly vanishing – rituals among traditional African societies. Lucia van der Post immerses herself
Art

Out of Africa and into the King’s Road

Guinevere Antiques celebrates the photography of Mirella Ricciardi, a “creative force” whose captivating imagery of the 1950s led to the acclaimed book Vanishing Africa
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