The CA Breakdown: 10 Quick Facts About Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I

1st March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Revered by African’s and Rastafarians alike, Haile Selassie I was the emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 until 1974 when he was overthrown. Often mentioned by the legendary Bob Marley, Selassie I was ahead of his time, seeking to modernize Ethiopia through introducing the Organisation of African Unity, now African Union and steering the country into mainstream African politics after World…


I Asked Non Africans What They Know About Africa

24th December 2018 BY Amanda Masuku

In a recent conversation with a fellow South African, I came to the realisation that there were a lot of things that we felt we needed to set straight about the way people viewed where we come from. The main complaint was “we have to be extremely patriotic in order to even be a part of the conversation“. It seems…


American Adoption & African Child Abductions

23rd October 2018 BY Chinemerem Onyeukwu

“So What’s The Issue With Some International Adoptions?” Since the inception of European imperial forces into Africa, kidnapping and abduction have been a centrepiece in systems of oppression. This does not mean that colonizing whites were originators of these crimes, but that they innovated them in a manner that exploded these criminal occurrences. This legacy still haunts the continent today…


The significance of the Kente cloth in the Asante Kingdom

3rd August 2018 BY Ivor Moyo

Do we fully engage in all aspects of the areas that we invest and apply ourselves in? Process and productivity are two concepts which are interlinked, yet it can often feel as if emphasis is heavily placed on productivity alone. In spaces that have accumulation at the forefront, there is a tendency to seek out a quick and easy approach…


La vérité derrière nos richesses

13th June 2018 BY erika takouyopa

(Ressources Naturelles Et Impérialisme : Le Cas De La Françafrique.)   Introduction : Comment est-ce c’est normal que les terres africaines soient riches en mine, mais dans le monde économique ce n’est pas nous qui dominons ? Analyse ceci, le continent africain est riche en ressources naturelles, mais la famine est où on domine. Mais, comment est-ce que ceci s’explique……


Were missionaries good or bad for Africa?

10th May 2018 BY Andile Hadebe

Growing up in a Zimbabwean Christian home, I always found it daunting to question the real intentions of missionaries in Zimbabwe. It always seemed like they gave a lot and in return I just had to be grateful and not question their intentions. Like come on, they introduced me to Jesus, “the centre of my life”. How dare I question…


The Origins Of The South African Ndebele People

30th April 2018 BY checkoutafrica

Although the origins of the South African Ndebele are shrouded in mystery, they have been identified as one of the Nguni tribes. The Nguni tribes represent nearly two thirds of South Africa’s Black population and can be divided into four distinct groups; the Central Nguni (the Zulu-speaking peoples), the Southern Nguni (the Xhosa-speaking peoples), the Swazi people from Swaziland and…


The Chapungu sculptures, world’s finest.

5th April 2018 BY Nathan Africa

From the moment you lay your eyes on them, it is as if a different world opens. A rich world forever narrated in stone that is. For one it is reminiscent of the famous Picasso’s iconic abstract portraiture paintings, whose work was undoubtedly somewhat African inspired. Chapungu sculptures are a minimalist’s blissful dreams. Sitting in the mineral and archaeological rich-land…


Farewell Winnie Mandela – The mother of a nation

4th April 2018 BY Bong

The woman behind the legend The name Mandela is synonymous with the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa that rewrote the countries history towards the end of the 20th century. As well as her role as a campaigner during this movement, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the second wife of the late Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela. Born in 1936, in a…