African Cup of Nations – Guinea progress after lots drawn

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The African Cup of Nations witnessed some drama off the pitch today as lots were drawn to decide who would progress to the Quarter-Finals. Mali and Guinea were the unfortunate sides subjected to the usual method, Guinea being the side who will continue in the competition. The African Cup of Nations takes place every two years and is always a …

Burkina Fashion: Street Style in Mali and Burkina Faso

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You might have noticed my absence from Brandish for a couple of weeks, I made a trip round the West African countries of Burkina Faso and Mali.

Having never been to Africa before it was a memorable trip, and I felt it was my duty to snap some of the well-dressed men that I saw out and about for you Brandish readers. Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world, but people are turned out in brilliant clothes, and the Touareg men in Mali are a vision! This is only a tiny percentage of the amazing outfits I spotted, because snapping away at people felt a lot ruder than it might in Japan or the UK for example, but hopefully it gives you a taste for African fashion.