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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African Only By Name

22nd October 2018 BY awakhiwe mnyandu

  Do you know what the greatest joke ever told is? It’s the one when people from abroad came and told us Africans that our tradition is funny and we laughed! Ha-ha-ha, right? It’s really not funny, truth be told, but it does make a laughable joke out of us. Imagine a people who now work so hard to escape being…

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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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Emerge ALARA – An Award For Young African Creative.

20th July 2018 BY checkoutafrica

ALARA is committed to the discovery, support, growth, and exposure of young creatives in Africa and its diaspora through the Emerge ALARA platform. With a focus on Design, Art, Fashion, and Cuisine, Emerge ALARA aims to select the most promising talent in each discipline. The platform also recognizes the cohort of talent currently at ALÁRA through its fellowship program. Emerge…

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To Hell and Back with Simba Chakauya

12th July 2018 BY Rutendo Chabikwa

Is there such a thing as a common “human experience”? From the biology of our bodies, to our communities’ social structures, to our minds philosophical ideologies, and even the metaphysical stirs of our spirts – all these constitute the human experience. While we encounter these differently, the question whether or not there is something relatable to each one of us…

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Ghana Party in the Park 2018

9th July 2018 BY checkoutafrica

It’s that time of the year when Ghanaians and other African nationals across the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe start preparing for the biggest and most popular outdoor family fun event, Ghana Party in the Park. London will come alive on Saturday 14th July 2018 when international Ghanaian event-marketing company, Akwaaba UK (The Akwaaba Group), host the 2018 edition of Ghana Party in the Park at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, London. In a media…

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The Political Rhetoric Of Our Fabric

6th July 2018 BY Mutinta Nanchengwa

The Political Rhetoric of Our Fabric. For most African aunties, the chitenge (also known as kitenge, Ankara or for some cultures, simply a ‘wrapper cloth”) has a more functional use than glamorous. Baby toting, dust protection, kitchen party outfit, that was the general use of the chitenge. No one would have suspected that the humble fabric, would become a widely…

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