Africa Avant-Garde explores the art of filmmaking on the continent

  Credits CNN In the latest episode of Africa Avant-Garde, CNN International explores the art of filmmaking across the continent and sees how Netflix is investing in African talent.   Nigerian filmmaker Femi Odugbemi has been directing films for over 25 years. He discusses what it means to be a storyteller, “A storyteller is a very empowered professional. How you tell the story can be in different forms. I mean, you have a choice. Your choices can be directed by the amount of resources you have. It can also be…

Tanzania’s Ubongo bags Rotman Innovation of the Year Award

Through science and technology, Ubongo creates multiplatform learning that benefits children across Sub-Saharan Africa   Ubongo, a Tanzania-based nonprofit social enterprise and Africa’s leading producer of kids’ edutainment, is this year’s winner of the prestigious Rotman Innovation of the Year Award, worth $10,000 Canadian dollars (approximately 19 million Tanzanian shillings) The accolade is presented annually by Grand Challenges Canada, a Canadian not-for-profit organization that invests in local innovations that address critical global health, humanitarian and Indigenous community challenges in Canada and low-resource countries.   The Rotman Innovation of the Year…