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Cartoon Network’s first 100% African animated shorts

17th March 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Cartoon Network Africa’s Shesha Fest did not hold back as viewers got to see. For the first time, a melting pot of highly innovative shorts, wholly produced in Africa. The block fest, an on-air stunt showcasing local animation, not only captured the imaginations of our African audiences. But made history by outperforming some of Cartoon Network and Boomerang’s favourite shows in the…

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AFRONATION 2020

11th March 2020 BY Ivis

AFRONATION is back in Portugal this summer and you do not want to miss it! I stick by the comment that I made last year when I said that AFRONATION is the festival of the summer! I had friends that went to AFRONATION in Portugal and Ghana last year and every single one of them said it was one of…

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“Pigments”, a series exploring the art of bodypainting in Africa.

9th March 2020 BY checkoutafrica

“Bodypainting has been one of the earliest and most common forms of cultural and artistic expressions, regardless of  whether it is done for religious, social or simply aesthetic reasons.  In Africa especially, bodypainting has historically had a significant place in many societies, often to signify one’s social status or belonging to a religious group. In Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, the Surma…

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‘PUFF PUFF’

18th February 2020 BY Uvie Giwewhegbe

The trouble of an appropriate snack to save one through the day is usually a moment of reflection until one lays eyes on the perfect option to make one’s heart skip a bit or wear a grin…Puff puff does that to almost everyone, especially in Nigeria. Puff puff is a Nigerian street snack made of flour, sugar, yeast, salt, eggs(optional)…

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Paul Kagame Elected As Chairperson To Lead African Agenda 2063

17th February 2020 BY checkoutafrica

The African Union has elected President Paul Kagame as the new chairperson of one of it’s new agencies which will drive the continent towards its 2063 Agenda. The Africa Agenda 2063 has seven aspirations and they are as follows: A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development; politically integrated continent on ideals of Pan-Africanism and Africa renaissance; governance,…

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