A Country Called Africa?

11th February 2020 BY Bong

“Africa is NOT a Country” Africa is considered as the world’s second most populous, which is also the second-largest continent. For those who are not familiar with this amazing continent, you need to know that it is basically made up of 54 countries. Although most people from other continents see Africa as an entity, i.e. a country in most cases,…

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ÌTÁN – Narratives Of The Black Body

8th February 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Leandro Cunha is a photographer and lives in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artist researches the relationships between image, body, memory and ancestry. The photography he develops is understood as a critical tool in the way the systematic deaths of black Brazilian youth operate and in the fight against religious racism. ÌTÁN – narratives of the black…

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This Is Ghana – A Danny Wonders Documentary

4th November 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

Danny Wonders came to Ghana for the first time early January 2019, it was his first time since 24 years. Upon arrival he came to realize west Africa was nothing close to scary as people perceive. It wa home, it was filled with business, love and opportunity, he was then inspired to share this vision he was seeing with his…

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Ghanaian Woman Launches 1st Online Directory Of Qualified Mentak Health Specialists In Africa

28th October 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Mindfully African has created the first online directory of qualified mental health specialists based in Africa.While championing and educating the public on Mental Health issues have recently become mainstream in other parts of the world, ignorance surrounding mental health in Africa persists.With mental health services low on the agenda for some African governments, Mindfully African was created to fill the…

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Why do beauty brands not market to Women Of Colour?

4th July 2019 BY Ivis

So I recently came across a statistic which states that “black women are the biggest spenders on makeup and beauty products of any demographic in the world, outspending caucasian women by 6 times. In the USA alone, they spend $7.5 billion on beauty annually despite being only 13.7% of the female population.”   So my question to you is why do…

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CheckOutAfrica Highlights: Best African Restaurants in London

27th June 2019 BY Ivis

Don’t you find it so weird how there are so many ethnicities within the U.K. yet there is a lack of African restaurants? No matter what city you go to you will always find an Indian, Jamaican, Chinese or Thai restaurant, however, you can only ever find African restaurants or takeaways in the big cities such as Manchester, London, and…

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Three students creating opportunities for farmers in rural areas

17th June 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Ndahiro, Daniela Uwase and Kellyson Siamunjo,Three students from  African Leadership University. Through their passion for agriculture, they came up with a social enterprise known as ‘Agriculture Growth Network’. It helps small and medium scale farmers increase their productivity and quality, and connects them to profitable and potential markets.  The three students recently participated in the Hult Prize, an annual competition…

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From Youtube Clips To Celebrity Designs: The story of Eugene d’wise

8th April 2019 BY Bobby

Who is Eugene d’wise, fashion designer? People today have a chance to self-make and change their situation, taking with them those around them.  There is a revolution of innovation and self-invention like no other time in history. To keep the revolution going and to inspire, stories of those who take a leap of faith need to be shared. Eugene d’Wise…

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Zimbabwean Queens Are Not Sorry

4th April 2019 BY Bobby

About Me I’m Mitchel Tanyaradzwa, a Zimbabwean Young Woman, and creator of the hashtag #zimqueensnotsorry. The hashtag is all about embracing and accepting yourself, especially if you suffer from low self-esteem. It emphasizes more on saying to yourself ‘I’m claiming back my power and learning to love myself. I WILL NOT LET PEOPLE DEFINE ME ANYMORE’. I started this self-love…

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