The African Diaspora Awards (TAD) rolls out 2019 Honours

25th March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

The 2019 edition of The African Diaspora(TAD) Awards took place on Friday 15 March at a dinner gala at The Mayfair Hotel where various individuals and organisations were honoured for their contribution and promotion of Africa. The Awards were brought by CMG International Media Group in association with headline Partner Brand South Africa and Co-Sponsored by WorldRemit. Brand South Africa…

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South African house music producer Josi Chave, kicks off his musical year with “Around You”

21st March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

South African house music producer Josi Chave, kicks off his musical year with “Around You“, a jazzy mix of classic house melodies with clear ringing vocals from SAMA Nominated R&B /Soul Hit Maker MLU. Nathi Ngubeni lends an air of sophistication to the feel-good soulful track with his skills on the saxophone. Josi is a full-time music head; running his label African Noise, working…

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Yinka Shonibare, Tesla and Conde Nast Confirmed Participants Of The Wish Africa Expo 2019

14th March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

We are excited to announce the participation of renowned British-Nigerian artist, Yinka Shonibare; Global Director, Energy at TESLA, Alex Shoch and Head of Video at Conde Nast, Ezzie Chidi-Ofong at the WISH Africa Expo in London. The WISH Africa Expo is a two day showcase of pan African culture, commerce and development. The expo will feature panel discussions by renowned…

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Dear Gogo, A Heartwarming Tribute

10th March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

  Dear Gogo, is a tribute to my late grandmother, I hope you enjoy reading and that you can relate to it.   I remember our long phone calls like it was only yesterday. I am still coming to terms with the fact that I will never hear your voice again. Years have passed, but the memories are still as…

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Netflix Announces Second Original South African Series Titled “Blood and Water”

7th March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

After their previous announcement for a show focused on Shona mythology, Netflix seems to be doubling down on their quest to release more Afrocentric show with a new announcement about on an upcoming South African inspired Netflix Original titled “Blood and Water”. Coming after the “Queen Sono” original starring South African actress Pearl Thusi, this new series will follow the…

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The CA Breakdown: 10 Quick Facts About Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I

1st March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Revered by African’s and Rastafarians alike, Haile Selassie I was the emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 until 1974 when he was overthrown. Often mentioned by the legendary Bob Marley, Selassie I was ahead of his time, seeking to modernize Ethiopia through introducing the Organisation of African Unity, now African Union and steering the country into mainstream African politics after World…

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Zimbabwe is Set to Receive a $1 billion Credit Extension from Botswana

1st March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

While tensions seem to be on the mend in Zimbabwe after the population took to the streets to protests fuel price hikes, some good news seems to be on the horizon as Botswana has agreed to extend a credit facility to the struggling nation. Estimated to be up to the tune of $1 Billion, the credit extension comes as part…

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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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