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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Zimbabwe’s Frya Hits Home-run with New Visuals – Sammy Sosa

27th January 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

Frya, a South African based Zimbabwean female vocalist and artist dropped visuals for her single “ Sammy Sosa “ . They’re top tier with a colorful, vibrant theme and captivating dance scenes that compliment the single. Produced by Mr Kamera who features in the visuals too, the track Sammy Sosa brings out some Zimbabwean flavor in the strings making it…

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Kru People: African Tribe that Refused to be Captured into Slavery

15th January 2020 BY checkoutafrica

The Kru people are indigenous to Liberia and the Ivory Coast. Kru were most known for seafaring and their strong resistance to capture by European enslavers in the Transatlantic slave trade. The Kru would fight vehemently and even take their own lives before surrendering to enslavement. Because of their tenacity, they were labeled as difficult and less valuable in the slave…

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Malik Ambar, The Ethiopian Slave Who Later Became King In India

16th December 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Malik Ambar was among the tens of thousands of men, women, and children captured in Africa and sold into slavery in the Middle East and India over nearly nine centuries.  His story is also an indication of the ability of some in the predominantly Muslim Indian Ocean world to rise far above their initial servile status. Born Chapu in 1548 in Harar Province, Ethiopia, Ambar…

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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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BIDHAAR x CHECKOUT AFRICA T-Shirt Competition: Bringing Africa Together Through Art.

23rd September 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

The recent Xenophobic attacks in South Africa against nationals from other African countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe and much more inspired this BIDHAAR and CHECKOUT AFRICA T-Shirt design competition. So, you may be wondering what is Xenophobia? It means “extreme hatred, dislike or fear of foreigners, their customs, religions, or anything that is seemingly strange”. The word which was…

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Nicolas Pepe Becomes Most Expensive African Player

8th August 2019 BY Meli

With his pending move from Lille to London’s Arsenal side, Nicolas Pepe becomes Africa’s most expensive football player anywhere in the world. Moving to the English Premier League after spending two seasons at Lille, the skilful winger from Ivory Coast whose record stands at 35 goals in 74 Ligue 1 appearances, signed a five-year deal worth $89m, making him 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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