Nigerian Sprinter Divine Oduduru Breaks 100m Record

17th May 2019 BY Meli

While most know him for his ” I never experrred it” meme which went viral, Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru is now the worlds fastest man as he beats the world record holder for 100m. Running for Texas Tech University, the 22-year-old Oduduru beasted in the 100m race, setting a time of 9.99 seconds in the finals to earn his school…

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The Apartheid Flag May Soon Be Banned in South Africa

2nd May 2019 BY Meli

In a move that’s not too surprising, the Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa has moved that the Apartheid flag should be banned in the Republic of South Africa. A symbol of the brutal and racist regime that plagued the African nation, the NMF argues that the flag should be banned on the basis of hate speech, unfair discrimination and…

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#JustDoItForCaster – South Africans & The World Are Rallying Behind Caster Semenya

2nd May 2019 BY Meli

The world joined South Africa and Africans alike to rally behind South African athlete and Olympic gold medalist, Caster Semenya, following the disappointing ruling in her case against the IAAF. Ruling in favour of the IAAF, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) denied the athlete’s appeal against the IAAF, which wants Semenya and other female athletes with naturally high…

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SA’s Thuso Mbedu lands a leading role in Hollywood

1st May 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Thuso Mbedu will play the lead role in Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad at Amazon. The stars of The Underground Railroad, directed by Barry Jenkins for Amazon have been announced. SA’s Thuso Mbedu is one of three lead actors cast in the upcoming series based on a Colson Whitehead book with the same name.  Thuso is set to play the character…

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Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya Loses IAAF testosterone rule appeal

1st May 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Caster Semenya has lost an appeal against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners. The South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya has lost her landmark legal case against athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, in a decision that will send shockwaves through the sport. But Judges ruled 2-1 “on the basis of the evidence submitted by the parties,…

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Cameroon is Holding Fashion Show for the Physically Challenged

11th April 2019 BY Meli

Cameroon is the latest country to promote self-acceptance through fashion, unveiling a fashion for non-able bodied people titled Acess 2019. The brainchild of a Cameroonian women’s empowerment organisation in the country’s capital of Yaoundé, this show, which is a first of its kind features 16 models living with disability but are proud to walk down the catwalk in garments made…

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The World Mourns the Loss of Eritrean-American Rapper Nipsey Hussle

4th April 2019 BY Meli

Thousands of Africans and Eritreans joined the world on Monday to mourn the passing of the Eritrean American Rapper, Nipsey Hussle, who recently lost his life in a senseless shooting. Born Ermias Asghedom to an Eritrean father and African-American mother, Ermias, who was better known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle was shot in front his clothing store, as he was…

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The African Diaspora Awards (TAD) rolls out 2019 Honours

25th March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

The 2019 edition of The African Diaspora(TAD) Awards took place on Friday 15 March at a dinner gala at The Mayfair Hotel where various individuals and organisations were honoured for their contribution and promotion of Africa. The Awards were brought by CMG International Media Group in association with headline Partner Brand South Africa and Co-Sponsored by WorldRemit. Brand South Africa…

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Yinka Shonibare, Tesla and Conde Nast Confirmed Participants Of The Wish Africa Expo 2019

14th March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

We are excited to announce the participation of renowned British-Nigerian artist, Yinka Shonibare; Global Director, Energy at TESLA, Alex Shoch and Head of Video at Conde Nast, Ezzie Chidi-Ofong at the WISH Africa Expo in London. The WISH Africa Expo is a two day showcase of pan African culture, commerce and development. The expo will feature panel discussions by renowned…

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