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Punching Power

Hillbrow is inner-city Johannesburg’s most notorious neighbourhood. Set against the backdrop of poverty and crime is George Khosi’s boxing gym, one man’s attempt to bring discipline and aspiration to the youth of his neighbourhood.

The Weight of Water

These photos from northern Ghana could be from any rural area of sub-Saharan Africa… where every day, women walk great distances to water sources in order to transport their precious cargo back to their villages. Photographer Victor Politis presents a series of shots documenting their journey. Photography Victor Politis

New Horizons

New concept store Alára is changing the Lagos landscape in more ways than one Words Helen Jennings
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Bantu Wax: Africa’s First Surf Brand

Entrepreneur Yodit Eklund is riding the wave of the swelling African surf scene, after creating the continent’s first surf lifestyle brand, Bantu Wax Words Emma E Forrest

Bright Idea

Bright Simons is leading the battle to eliminate counterfeit medicines in Nigeria and beyond. President of the anti-counterfeiting company, mPedigree Network, he combines the innovative thinking of an entrepreneur with the passion of an activist. Words Lee Williams

Sweet Soul Sister

GQ dubbed her the ‘African Janelle Monáe’ but Temi Dollface is forging her own unique path among a growing number of fearlessly independent female artists in Nigeria. Words Helen Jennings, Photography Lakin Ogunbanwo, Make-Up Debola Falana

Street Champs

In advance of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 230 former street children from 19 countries, aged 13 to 17, were brought together in football’s spiritual home, Brazil, to compete in a unique tournament of their own — The Street Child World Cup. Words Larissa Clark Photography courtesy of Street Child

Super Innovators

To kick off a new year for new ideas, Wings finds inspiration in the new wave of African innovators who are coming up with ingenious solutions to local challenges. Words Belinda Otas

Big Shot

Words Nana Ocran OBA BY TERESA MEKA “This image was taken at the Chale Wote Street Art Festival in James Town, Ghana. I was interested in the look of the woman on the bike. Her name is Zohra Opoku. She was one of the performers. I didn’t pose or style her at all. She chose the outfit, and wore the helmet for safety. It was quite busy while I was shooting, with graffiti artists, skaters and acrobats all out on the street. The shoot only lasted a few minutes and I enjoyed it. I ...

Good Migrations

Arik Air passengers on journeys of a lifetime. Alex Okosi
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