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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The Next Animated Netflix Original Will be Inspired by Zimbabwean Culture & Mythology

16th February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

The next story to come out as a Netflix original will be animated musical based on African culture after the streaming giant won a four-way bidding battle for the film. Titled “Tunga” and written by Zimbabwean born screenwriter, Godwin Jabangwe, the family-friendly musical draws inspiration from Shona mythology and culture, highlighting the life of a young girl named Tunga, who, after…

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Dozens of Gold Panners in Zimbabwe Feared Dead After Heavy Rains

14th February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Dozen of gold miners in Zimbabwe are feared dead after heavy rainfall caused floods in two mines. As police rescue teams continue to try and pump out the water and search for any bodies or survivors, worried family members have been waiting at the site of the two mines near the town of Kadoma, hoping to find their loved ones. According…

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Soweto Gospel Choir Wins Grammy For Best World Music Album

11th February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Fresh from joining Beyonce on stage at the Global Citizen Festival in December, it was a night of celebration for The Soweto Gospel Choir as they snagged their third Grammy at last nights 61st Grammy Awards. Taking home the award for the Best World Music Album for their “Freedom” titled album, the group, which was originally formed to celebrate the unique…

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CheckOutAfrica Selects: 5 Songs You Should Hear This Week

3rd February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Featuring the best of the best, the creme de la creme, here is our curated and exclusive list of tracks by African artists you should listen to this week: 1.Zlatan & Burna Boy ‘Killin Dem’ 2.AKA x Yanga Chief “Jika” 3.Nicole Musoni x Kaytranada ‘Die With Me’ 4.Davido x Zlatan ‘Bum Bum’ 5. Yugen Blakrok ‘Picture Box’

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Angola Decriminalises Homosexuality

3rd February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

In a move to be progressive and catch up with the rest of the world, Angola becomes the latest African country to decriminalized homosexuality. Adopting a new penal code that rids of the ‘vices against nature’ provision which the discrimination of LGBTQ Angolans was hinged on, specifically on matters of healthcare, employment and education – individuals who are caught discriminating…

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South African Musician Sjava Brings His Mum Out on Stage

3rd February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Notable South African artist Sjava moved the crowd at his Joburg show recently when brought his mum onto the stage. Posting the tear-jerking clip of his performance online, the award winning artist belted his hit collaboration with Mlindo The Vocalist “Egoli” with his mum by his side. From being riddled with poverty to winning B.E.T awards and performing in front…

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CheckOutAfrica Selects: 10 Must-Hear Oliver Mtukudzi Songs

3rd February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Having released over 60 albums, there is no childhood or household in Africa, especially in Zimbabwe that didn’t enjoy the timeless sounds of the amazing Oliver Mtukudzi. Having worked with every notable name in music, including the likes of his dear friend Hugh Masekela, Ringo Madlingozi, Joss Stone and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tuku has songs that relate to every stage…

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