Sunday, 26th March 2023

Mandela’s tailor on mission to boost African fashion

Ivorian-Burkinabe tailor Pathe'O can look back on a 50-year career that has seen him rise from self-taught improviser to supplier of Africa's wealthy and powerful, including anti-apartheid torchbearer Nelson Mandela. Now he's doing his best to ensure that fashion becomes "part of Africa's wealth".


4 Apr 2018
South African leaders pay tribute to Winnie Mandela.
11 Apr 2018
South Africa holds a memorial for Winnie Mandela.
15 Apr 2018
Thousands of mourners gathered in South Africa's capital on Saturday (April 14) to bid farewell to anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The funeral ceremony united the nation as people from various political divides celebrated her life.
9 Jun 2018
33-year-old Pamela Getcheu from Douala, Cameroon, helps children to fight for their rights. She co-founded the organization "Coeur d‘enfance". Nelson Mandela showed her the importance of helping others, she says.
18 Jun 2018
Nelson Mandela emerged from 27 years in prison to lead South Africa to freedom from white rule. He became the country's first black president and won the Nobel Peace prize for his policy of reconciliation.
18 Jul 2018
As South Africa commemorates the centenary of Nelson Mandela today, Foluso Phillips, Chairman, of the Nigerian-South African Chamber of Commerce joins CNBC Africa to discuss his legacy and impact on Africa.
3 Dec 2018
A-list celebrities joined the Global Citizen Festival red carpet on Sunday ahead of the highly acclaimed music festival where thousands of South Africans are expected to gather to celebrate Nelson Mandela's centenary.
6 Dec 2018
Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 years old in 2018. DW has asked young Africans from all over the continent what he means to them today. He died on December 5, 2013.
4 Jan 2019
A family-owned retail shop dating back to the time of late Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser still provides custom-made shirts, even replicating some of the designs previously requested by famous writers and actors.
17 Jan 2019
'Nelson Mandela valued education more than anything', grandson Ndaba tells FRANCE 24.
22 Apr 2019
Meet the star tailor of the Cannes Film Festival.
9 Jun 2019
Tailor Leung Ching Wah and his wife Leung Fung Pui Chun opened their business selling qipaos, a type of traditional Chinese dress, in 1965. Their shop in Hong Kong has catered to celebrities and also made the dresses for Wong Kar Wai's 2000 film 'In the mood for love'. But the iconic qipao now only tends to be worn on special occasions, with just a few tailors keeping the craft alive.