Do you speak African? Nope, Neither Do I

13th October 2017 BY Andile Hadebe

Just like many Africans, I’ve heard this question so many times. That’s why I’ve taken it upon myself to write this piece about a few languages that are close to home. In Zimbabwe where I’m from there are 16 official languages and in those, “African” is not included. My native language is Ndebele or IsiNdebele, one of the 16 languages…

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Oliver Mtukudzi at Mascom Live Sessions

12th October 2017 BY Bosa Sebele

“Blessings pour as Tuku brings down the house” Source: Botswana Craft Facebook page Friday 6th October wasn’t just any other ordinary evening; many flocked to Botswana Craft to watch a groundbreaking performance by Legendary Zimbabwean Jazz Legend Oliver Mtukudzi “Tuku” alongside Botswana’s King of Kwasa, Franco. Although the rain poured down, that didn’t stop us, after all, rain is seen…

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CheckOut These African Ethnic Groups

2nd October 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Here is a list of a few of the estimated three thousand African tribes. We have included some of the largest, most interesting, and best-known tribal groups. There is a brief description of each tribe. If a name is highlighted you may click on it for more detailed information. We will periodically be adding more information about the people of…

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Is Africa ready for Drag Queens?

1st October 2017 BY Sukoluhle Hadebe

So I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with the show ‘RuPaul’s Dragrace’. Not only is it the best thing to ever be on Netflix, minus the Fresh Prince – I absolutely live for this show. I always explain it as being like America’s next top model… But for drag queens. There’s runways, lip-syncs and a whole lot…

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6 Legendary African Film Festivals

29th September 2017 BY Matimu Rikhotso

Exploring African film’s most esteemed festivals African cinema (in its complex and differential existence) has forever been given the tag of ‘outlier’ in the global film industry. How do we begin to reconcile the reality of African cinemas as firstly, progressive industries with their own narratives to speak on, and secondly, as more than the current representation of African cinema…

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Top 10 Happiest Countries In Africa

4th September 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations has compiled a World Happiness Report based on 6 factors; GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and perceptions of corruption. Here are the top 10 happiest countries in Africa. 1.  Algeria The biggest role Algeria’s ranking was GDP per capita followed by social support.…

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10 wonderful things to do in Dar Es Salaam

4th September 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s biggest city, with its beautiful beaches, sights and many culinary options, is a very popular tourist destination. With a population of about 4.3 million and growing it is also the economic, cultural and political center of Tanzania. We have compiled of a list of 10 wonderful things to do in Dar es Salaam for those lucky…

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MR EAZI, An Exclusive 5 Minute Interview with the Superstar

3rd September 2017 BY Meli

You have probably heard of him by now, and if not; you have certainly heard his music. MR EAZI is the uprising international superstar out of Nigeria by way of Ghana. Rising to stardom on the back of his hit singles ‘Skintight’, ‘Hollup’ and ‘Legover’; recently, the Afrobeat singer was featured as Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ artist of the month,…

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My Africa, Our First Step for Relief

28th August 2017 BY Ivor Moyo

My Africa August 2017 has been a shocking month that saw three continents affected by three independent disasters. The USA experienced the riots in Charlottesville, Europe was hit by terrorism in Barcelona, and Africa was devastated by the floods in Freetown. All three of these events, unfortunately, resulted in the loss of life; 1 in Virginia, 13 in Spain and…

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