The Normalization of problematic language used to address Afrika

21st October 2017 BY Giramata Icyeza

Often when studying the history of Afrika, colonization is a major [if not all] discourse. While colonization is, indeed, an important part of the past and present of Afrika, the language used to describe it paints a horrific picture of the Afrikan continent. It is important to ask each other questions such as what colonization “truly” is and when it…


If my perspective could revolutionise the African narrative.

20th October 2017 BY Nathan Africa

Changing Africa’s narrative has always been something I’ve noticed that we desperately need as a people. We can’t ignore our painful past. We also can’t ignore the amount of power we currently have. Throughout recent history, our worth was stripped from us. We were physically not free however today we are mentally not free either. To capture a people doesn’t…


Jazz, Soul & The Blues; A Rhythmic Revolution.

15th October 2017 BY Sukoluhle Hadebe

Every human being has a deep connection to music. whether you’re feeling down, looking for inspiration or simply wanting to shake ya groove thang! We’re all somewhat tuned in. And that is why music has been at the forefront of many a revolution. Looking at two of the most influential countries to myself, the United States and South Africa, we can…


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…


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…


Nigeria: A Case for Confederacy

2nd October 2017 BY Chinemerem Onyeukwu

Should Nigeria reorganize its governing structures? Today Nigeria is the largest representative democracy in Africa, with a population of almost 200 million people. Nigeria also wields the largest economy in Africa and the 24th in the entire world (2016). The West African Nation is endowed with an abundance of resources from vast oil reserves to natural gas and coal. With…


10 Interesting Facts About Africa

1st October 2017 BY checkoutafrica

CheckoutAfrica put together a list of 10 interesting facts about Africa. While Africa makes up about 16% of the world’s population, fully one quarter of the world’s languages are spoken only in Africa. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with an estimated population of 125–145 million people. Egypt is the second most populous country with over 76 million…


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…


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…