UK Afropop of Zimbabwean origin Valee Music Reveals New Single

24th April 2020 BY checkoutafrica

UK Afropop newcomer of Zimbabwean origin Valee Music is ready to kickstart her summer takeover, with her lead single “Watoro Moyo” taken from her forthcoming debut EP ‘Ying Yang’. Coming off the back of her debut single ‘Mina Nawe’, which amassed over 50 000 plays online. Valee was led to collaborate with Delirious Productions last year where she dropped 3 tracks, ‘Vosho’, ‘Me and You’ and ‘Dolla’. Which gained support from BBC Africa, BEN TV, and Don City…

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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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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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Ambious Records presents “AXIOM Vol. 2”

11th February 2020 BY checkoutafrica

LISTEN: AXIOM, Vol. 2 Following a powerful year of releases in 2019 and consistently showcasing the best in South African and international talent, Ambious Records is kicking off 2020 with their most diverse offering to date. Axiom Vol. 2 is Ambious’ second full-length compilation featuring label regulars and welcoming some fresh talent to the family. Featuring music by beatsbyhand, HOUSPLNT,…

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ÌTÁN – Narratives Of The Black Body

8th February 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Leandro Cunha is a photographer and lives in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artist researches the relationships between image, body, memory and ancestry. The photography he develops is understood as a critical tool in the way the systematic deaths of black Brazilian youth operate and in the fight against religious racism. ÌTÁN – narratives of the black…

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Kru People: African Tribe that Refused to be Captured into Slavery

15th January 2020 BY checkoutafrica

The Kru people are indigenous to Liberia and the Ivory Coast. Kru were most known for seafaring and their strong resistance to capture by European enslavers in the Transatlantic slave trade. The Kru would fight vehemently and even take their own lives before surrendering to enslavement. Because of their tenacity, they were labeled as difficult and less valuable in the slave…

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Malik Ambar, The Ethiopian Slave Who Later Became King In India

16th December 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Malik Ambar was among the tens of thousands of men, women, and children captured in Africa and sold into slavery in the Middle East and India over nearly nine centuries.  His story is also an indication of the ability of some in the predominantly Muslim Indian Ocean world to rise far above their initial servile status. Born Chapu in 1548 in Harar Province, Ethiopia, Ambar…

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Ghanaian Woman Launches 1st Online Directory Of Qualified Mentak Health Specialists In Africa

28th October 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Mindfully African has created the first online directory of qualified mental health specialists based in Africa.While championing and educating the public on Mental Health issues have recently become mainstream in other parts of the world, ignorance surrounding mental health in Africa persists.With mental health services low on the agenda for some African governments, Mindfully African was created to fill the…

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African Union Launches world’s biggest free trade deal

8th July 2019 BY checkoutafrica

At the African Union Summit in Niger, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched the African Continental Free Trade Area by signing the continent’s largest economy onto the deal. After months of reluctance over competition concerns, Nigeria’s support gives weight to forming the world’s largest free trade zone — a 55-nation bloc worth $3.4 trillion. Only 16% of international trade by African…

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