The African Circle Museum Opens in Pointe Noire, Congo

23rd January 2019 BY checkoutafrica

The building that was once a cultural place for the people of Congo before being turned into a Court of Justice has now been transformed into the African Circle Museum – thanks to the collaboration between the Congolese state and the Eni Congo. Purposefully located at the Lumumba roundabout, where Congolese natives who had acquired French nationality were denied access…

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Iconic Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi has passed away.

23rd January 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Oliver Mtukuzi, Zimbabwe’s most celebrated artist has sadly passed on January 23rd. Known all over the world, Mtukudzi also known to his fans as Tuku, is reported to have passed away at the Avenues Clinic in Harare – as first reported by Zimbabwean publication, Newsday. The 66-year-old was loved the world over, not only for his distinct style of music…

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Africa Expo Showcase Of African Culture and Commerce Coming to Kensington Olympia in June 2019

16th January 2019 BY checkoutafrica

WISH Africa is delighted to announce its first expo at Kensington Olympia. Exploring six sectors – art and design, fashion, real estate, and architecture, travel, food and drink, and technology – the expo will showcase a globalized and modern African WISH Africa is delighted to announce its first expo at Kensington Olympia. Exploring six sectors – art and design, fashion,…

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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…

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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…

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Tanzania’s Trend Solar Pioneers Mobile & Off-Grid Convergence in World-First 4G Android PAYGO Solar Package

2nd October 2018 BY checkoutafrica

2nd October 2018. Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Trend Solar, the Tanzanian PAYGO off-grid energy provider, is a next-generation power solution for rural African Communities. The innovative start-up is leading the way in mobile, IoT and off-grid convergence, with the introduction of a 4G Smartphone, supplied with its solar home kits; a world first. Leveraging the influence of the mobile phone…

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Benin: A Journey into the Heart of Black Africa with Koffi Koko (2018, Dec 29-2019, Jan 12)

21st September 2018 BY aroni.calles

Benin Sacred Dances, medicine for 21st century’ Souls Ouidah Beach Koffi Koko invites us to meet his country, the former Dahomey. This experience wants to share Dance beside that expose Koffi’s point of view on Africa. Koffi Koko is known as one of the pioneers and most prominent representatives of Modern African Dance. The animistic ritual Nago and Yoruba dances learned…

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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…

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Naturalistas Come Together In Celebration Of Their Hair-itage At The Johannesburg Natural Hair Expo

20th July 2018 BY checkoutafrica

At The Johannesburg Natural Hair Expo Happening In September After a successful launch of their first expo in 2017, the Johannesburg Natural Hair Expo is back once again for an even bigger celebration. With their main mission of empowering women through embracing their natural hair, the movement seems to grow even bigger. The 2018 edition of the expo will happen…

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