Sierra Leone Disaster

23rd August 2017 BY Meli

What Happened. A mudslide on the 14th of August devastated hundreds of properties in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Although storms and torrential rains are common at this time of year, the collapse of a hillside in the town of Regent (outskirts of Freetown) escalated this year’s events to a natural disaster. The Facts. Over 10,000 people were initially…

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Who Would You Rather Travel With?

22nd August 2017 BY Ruth dulac

Who Would You Rather Travel With? “The man that has no music in himself is not fit for adventures” I wrote down in my journal as I readied my mind to visit Ibadan, Nigeria. I had some friends there and they had asked to see me. It wasn’t my first time visiting the town but it was the first time…

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Check out these AFRICAN Revolutionaries

18th August 2017 BY Musah Stamburi

Africa has been a victim of exploitation over the last century. During this period, many African states were left poverty-stricken, with low literacy rates and low rates of civilization among many other effects. However, thanks to African revolutionaries across all regions, Africa has developed and is still developing socially, economically and politically. Early revolutionaries such as Kwame Nkrumah and Thomas…

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There is something about Gracia

1st August 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Meet Gracia Senga, a Congolese fashion and style blogger currently living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gracia shares her personal style and remarkable insights about life on her site, moregrace.com. I chose to interview Gracia because her kindness, creativity and sincerity leap off the pages of her blog. There are times that I feel alienated by fashion and clothes that look out of reach…

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Mi Casa at Scala London, 11th August

1st August 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Dance music never sounded so unique, so fresh, so original. Mi Casa is a live soulful dance trio out of the African continent. Live horns, vocals, keys, combined with deep soulful grooves this act is making some noise, and it sounds good. An energy on stage like no other. Since 2010 Mi Casa have dominated charts in South Africa with…

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Will I Ever Be African Enough???

29th June 2017 BY checkoutafrica

On a scale of 1-10 how African do you consider yourself to be? While pre-occupied with trying to rate your ‘African-ness’ allow me to present to you a scenario. Picture in your mind a muscular, tall and well-built black man, height- close to 2 meters , clothed in a colourful dashiki, nice khaki chino pants and fine brown leather sandals making…

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Nomalanga Shozi, Blazing Through SA’s Media Industry

22nd June 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Of late, I’ve been solely narrating stories from Afrillennials who inspire me, inspire others, and especially those who seem as though they are from the future, with their ambitious thinking and the guts to dive deep in and bring the future back to today and from my perspective, Nomalanga Shozi a.k.a. The Flame is one of them. She is a force…

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TRIBE: PEOPLE OF THE KARO

20th June 2017 BY checkoutafrica

The Karo tribe living along the borders of the Lower Omo River incorporate rich, cultural symbolism into their rituals by using ornate body art, intricate headdresses, and body scarification to express beauty and significance within their community. This lively tribe of around 2000 people is the main sedentary agriculturalist group in the Lower Omo Valley area of southern Ethiopia. Many…

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Craig Zoowie, Luxury Event Designer And Fashion Maven

8th June 2017 BY checkoutafrica

‘I do struggle because I’m attracted to beautiful things, yet at the same time I am very aware, in some sense, their lack of value and that the most important things in life are your connections to other people.’ – Tom Ford. A favorite quote to one of Zimbabwe’s most sought after Luxury Event Designer and Fashion Maven. Craig Zoowie…

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