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…


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…


10 African Kings You Need To Know

2nd February 2018 BY checkoutafrica

  1. King Shaka Kasenzangakhona of Zulu (South Africa) 2. Emperor Asika the Great of Songhai (Mali) 3. King Mansa Musa of Mali 4. Empreror Menelik of Ethiopia 5. Menes first Pharaoh of Kemet (Egypt) 6. Tutankhamun of Kemet (Egypt) 7. King Affonso I of Kongo (Congo) 8. Sunni Ali Ber King of Songhai (Mali) 9. King Shamba Bolongongo of…


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…


Flashback: ‘The People VS The Rainbow Nation.’

24th November 2017 BY Nathan Africa

Just a year ago MTV South Africa aired the very controversial “The People VS The Rainbow Nation” documentary by Lebogang Rasethaba. The powerful politically rife film/documentary came out during the #FeesMustFall protests of which it is centred around. The People VS the Rainbow Nation offered impressive visuals with its cinematography and sound direction. Such impressive direction was well suited to give a…


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…


Africom & America’s Unspoken Wars In The Motherland

3rd November 2017 BY Chinemerem Onyeukwu

With the recent deaths of 4 US military personnel in Niger, the United States and the world has been thrown into a much-needed conversation about US troop deployment around the globe, specifically in Africa. From lawmakers to the common American citizens many are wondering exactly why the United States has a military presence on the continent of Africa and what…