Meet the woman who opened a library in Ghana with focus on Black writers

21st February 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

In 2017, writer Sylvia Arthur packed up her belongings, including what remained of her personal library, and left London for Accra, the capital of Ghana, her parent’s home country. Driven out of the U.K. by the high cost of living and hostile political environment, she sought peace in West Africa. Part of feeling at home in Ghana was down to…

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CheckOutAfrica Restocks Its “It Is A Privilege To Be African” T-Shirts

21st February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

” It’s A Privilege To Be African “ Celebrating the beauty of being African, the soldout CheckOutAfrica “It Is A Privilege To Be African” t-shirts are back. Restocking in CheckOutAfrica’s signature colour palette, the cotton t-shirts are available in black or white colours, with a contrasting text graphic which reads ” It Is A Privilege To Be African” dressing the front of…

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Zimbabwe Launches New Inter-bank Forex Market to Battle the Fixed Exchange Rate

21st February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

In an effort to battle the fixed exchange rate between the US Dollar and the country’s bond note currency, Zimbabwe’s Central Bank Governor, John Mangudya announced that Zimbabwe is in the process of implementing a new inter-bank foreign exchange market. Zimbabwe financial state has been in disarray for quite some time now, with decisions such as abanding the Zimbabwean dollar…

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Senegalese Female Basketball Player Shares Her Hoop Dreams of Going Global

21st February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

With the NBA recently announcing its plans to create a Basketball League on the continent, marking a major win for African basketball players and fans, 21-year-old Khady Camara is also sharing her own plans of taking her talents global. Nicknamed Néné, Khady is part of Dakar’s National Superior Institute of Popular Education and Sports Basketball team, a team made of women…

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South African Restaurant Named “Restaurant Of The Year”

21st February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

The Restaurant of the year 2019 was recently named in Paris, with a small restaurant in South Africa winning the prestigious award. Located 150km from Cape Town, with a mostly female staff, who have no formal training, Wolfgat’s was crowned by the World Restaurants Awards, a new ranking to promote the vast diversity of the international culinary scene. The restaurant, which opened…

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