Lisa Chiriseri, Uplifting Zimbabwe Through Education

15th May 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Lisa Chiriseri`s education fund, Fund-A-Child’s-Education-Zimbabwe supports over 360 beneficiaries today. Her social enterprise Women in Energy Group has seen over 6000 Zimbabwean households transitioned from using firewood to using products of cleaner, safer, sustainable alternatives in the last six months. Her Pan-African initiative African Women Association and Awards continues to lead in rebranding the image of  African women and drawing attention…

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Origin Of Calabar People

14th April 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Calabar (also referred to as ‘Canaan City’) is a city in Cross River State, coastal southeastern Nigeria. The original name for Calabar was Akwa Akpa, from the Efik language[disambiguation needed] The city is watered by the Calabar and Great Kwa Rivers and creeks of the Cross River (from its inland delta). Calabar people are mainly people from the Greater Calabar…

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South Africa’s 5 Underrated & Emerging Fashion Creatives

17th March 2017 BY checkoutafrica

The fashion scene in Johannesburg and South Africa (SA) as a whole is growing radically and exponentially. In fact, it’s one of the biggest contributors to the country’s economy in the retail trade sector. I bet you have noticed time and time again the same reputable brands, designers and creatives flashing down your social media timelines. I would like to…

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When Passion Beckons! The Story of A Jeweler At Heart

15th March 2017 BY checkoutafrica

When passion beckons, sometimes you just have to follow, such is the story of this exceptional jeweler, the founder of Jewlery by Itoro Okon. In the year 2015, at Bellafricana, we started the “Exclusive Interviews” section on our digest to give readers a close insight to the beautiful minds behind the brands on our platform. Now these exclusive interviews are brought to…

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Meet The Two African Film Makers Changing The Landscape of Independent Film

28th January 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Anthony Abuah and Segilola Ogidan are the film making dream team, who have captured the imaginations of critics and fans from across the world with their new political Thriller ‘MONA’.  A film that is breaking down boundaries and changing the landscape of how independent African Cinema is received, this film goes beyond the restrictive labels of Nollywood or even Hollywood. …

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Nefertari, Putting Zimbabwean Fashion On The Map

17th January 2017 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

“I just want to create work I can be proud of and carve out a legacy that leaves a lasting impression on Zimbabwean surface design.” That’s the first thing the Founder of Tanya Nefertari, a radically unique design brand based in Harare, Zimbabwe blurted out to me before our chat fully started. You don’t need to be a maverick or a…

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Checkout The ‘Unscrambling Africa’ Project

5th January 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Our Story Anyone who has googled most African cities like Nairobi will most likely know that the images that come up are not exactly flattering. It’s mostly slums, conflict or at best, wildlife. One day Mutua Matheka went up to the rooftop of one of the taller buildings in Nairobi and saw the city from a perspective new even to…

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Tiwale, Empowering Malawian Women

31st December 2016 BY checkoutafrica

I recently had a chat with a 22-year-old Malawian girl named Ellen Chilemba who is the Founder and Director of Tiwale Community Based Organization. Ellen’s journey through life has been fascinating, and I discovered her while sifting through Twitter as I do. After asking her a few questions, I immediately knew I wanted to do a write up on her.…

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Nigerian Lecturer Solves 150-Year-Old Mathematics Problem

17th November 2016 BY checkoutafrica

Nigerian academic Dr. Opeyemi Enoch has solved a maths problem, which has gone more than 150 years without a solution. The Riemann Hypothesis was first proposed by Bernhard Riemann in 1859. As the first person to provide a solution, Dr. Enoch has been awarded a million dollar prize.   The 156 years old Riemann Hypothesis, the most important problem in…

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