Tiwale, Empowering Malawian Women

31st December 2016 BY checkoutafrica

I recently had a chat with a 22-year-old Malawian girl named Ellen Chilemba who is the Founder and Director of Tiwale Community Based Organization. Ellen’s journey through life has been fascinating, and I discovered her while sifting through Twitter as I do. After asking her a few questions, I immediately knew I wanted to do a write up on her.…

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Tanzania’s Serengeti Voted World’s Best Safari

21st December 2016 BY checkoutafrica

Serengeti National Park, the second largest safari in Tanzania and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was voted the world’s best safari destination, beating 140 entries from 63 countries around the world. The result was published in June 2015 by Safari Bookings, the largest online marketplace for African safari tours. The Netherlands-based organization collected just over 3,000 reviews, over two-thirds of…

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Travel: Sandboarding In Namibia

6th December 2016 BY checkoutafrica

Namibia, a large desert country on the south west coast of Africa is known for having some of the highest sand dunes in the world. This makes Namibia is a “Mecca” for sand-boarders. Namibia desert sand dunes Sandboarding is board sport similar to snow boarding. It is a recreational activity and takes place on sand dunes rather than snow-covered mountains.…

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African Things Make Life Colourful

10th November 2016 BY checkoutafrica

This is not an understatement, African things make life colourful. Starting from our melanin to our cultural attires, we love popping colours and who doesn’t radiate in colours? So you can understand our utmost pleasure at Bellafricana when we met the founder of the African Things. She is a creative mind with a company that promotes African designs and culture in…

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Dananai Chipunza, A Thriving Zimbabwean Culinarian

10th November 2016 BY checkoutafrica

At a mere 24 years old, Dananai Chipunza is a Zimbabwean Chef and Culinary Entrepreneur. Having obtained her qualification at the world renowned Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Paris, France. She expressed to me how very passionate about food and culture she is, and it’s exciting to have caught her while on her journey to bring better knowledge of…

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Design and sustainability in Africa

8th November 2016 BY checkoutafrica

Social media has once again worked its magic on me. I was recently delighted to discover a documentary on Facebook portraying a group of women in Burkina Faso who had the genius idea of recycling plastic bags to turn them into handbags and other accessories. I was also pleased to see that these women took matters in their own hands…

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Maison Du Style, Dominating Zimbabwe’s Fashion Scene

20th October 2016 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

This past couple of weeks I have had a few chats with a couple of Zimbabwean designers, and it only made sense for me to include the Creative Director of the fashion brand Maison Du Style (MDS), which means house of style. Her fashion brand name derives many influences of European culture, mostly from the French, and therefore she found it…

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9 Lives, Adaptable And Dynamic Fashion In Zimbabwe

19th October 2016 BY checkoutafrica

A short story about a Zimbabwean Fashion Designer, born in 1993, and raised in a small town called Mutare, which is to the east of Harare that is the capital city of Zimbabwe. Most readers by now are already thinking, alright what’s her deal. Well, I spoke to Crystelle Khan, who is the Founder of the design label 9 Lives to find…

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TOP FIVE AFRICAN INTERNET PERSONALITIES YOU NEED TO KNOW.

4th February 2016 BY checkoutafrica

Hey guys, Akwaaba. Welcome. It was the year of the internet in 2015. Now in 2016, it is still going strong. Instagram has moved beyond the days of being just another photo sharing site. Vine has it’s own 6 second world of awesomeness. Facebook is still king of social media. Facebook purchased Twitter, another social media giant. And it goes…

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