5 Things Learned Since Coming to Sierra Leone

19th December 2017 BY Fatmata Kamara

I’ve now been to Sierra Leone two times since leaving 2 months after I was born.  There are many things that surprised me about what things worked here. Here are 5 things I’ve learned. J.C If you’re a Sierra Leonean that lives abroad “J.C” is something you’ll hear and be called often. J.C stands for “Just Coming” meaning someone that…

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Nana’s Gourmet Kitchen; Forerunner For Catering and Cakes In Zimbabwe

11th December 2017 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

Rumbidzai Natasha Kuipa who is popularly known by the moniker Nana is a 23-year-old girl based in Harare, Zimbabwe. She started the journey of Nana’s Gourmet Kitchen (NGK) in 2013 by hosting small dinner parties and lunch dates for her family and friends. During that period, that’s when she realised she was passionate about being in the hospitality industry and…

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Checkout Africa’s Most Luxirious Safaris

4th December 2017 BY checkoutafrica

In recent years, the African safari experience has been dialled up to levels of high extravagance. We’re not talking about the “Big Five” beasts — lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo — that people pay top dollar to see. We’re talking about the accommodation. For those with budgets as grand as the sweeping plains of southern and eastern Africa, exploring the wilderness needn’t…

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#Hugs4SierraLeone Challenge

29th November 2017 BY checkoutafrica

We have launched a new challenge called HUG4SL. The idea is simple… Hug someone, post a picture using the hashtag #hug4sl and donate £5. £5 is enough to support a primary school child for 3 months.This small donation will go towards mid-term relief efforts in Sierra Leone. As the 5000 people affected by the floods try to rebuild their lives,…

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Robert Mugabe; from Liberator to Opressor

27th November 2017 BY Sukoluhle Hadebe

“Robert Mugabe, the African Jekyll Hyde?” On the 18th of November 2017; millions on Zimbabweans around the globe gathered to celebrate the end of an era. What seemed like an eternity finally came to an end as Robert Mubage finally stepped down as the president of Zimbabwe. But what kind of legacy has he left behind? The Liberator The former…

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This Ghanaian Collective is Changing The Scene

25th November 2017 BY Fatmata Kamara

The Interns Collective is made up of 6 young Ghanaian creatives who decided to come together earlier this year as a way to diversify and give more meaning to art. Two of their members have worked alongside Daily Paper for their 2017 Puma x Daily Paper collection, and after being introduced to some of their work and not knowing who…

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Zimbabwe: Against all Analysis, Yet Again

22nd November 2017 BY Rutendo Chabikwa

You sit down at your computer, a cup of coffee nearby and you are scrolling through the news. Here is what you know so far: President Robert Mugabe fired Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa early November; late at night on the 14th of November the military announced a takeover in what they said was not a coup but looks like a…

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Un-apologetically black, I am

22nd November 2017 BY Kaoutar Hrari

I often receive remarks about my personal by-default preferences such as why I love befriending people that look like me, why I love African prints, head-wraps, African music and dance, aswell as tribes culture and traditions, why my prince charming is by-default black, why I get angry each time I read books and articles about slavery, segregation and racism or…

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Why I Changed the Way I Photographed African Kids

18th November 2017 BY Fatmata Kamara

The romanticization of African kids in poverty through photos is nothing new, has been ongoing for decades, and has always seemed like something that was part of the travel package for everyone paying a visit to the continent. In 2014 when I got back from my almost 4 month trip to Sierra Leone, I posted the picture below with a…

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