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    Easy to craft African dolls made from newspapers

    Most global governments have asked people to stay indoors more than people have ever had to, before. Allow me to say; you are not alone in this unexpected-mess of a year. I know… I know! Making dolls is not everybody’s cup of mahewu, but you might be surprised by how making things with your hands can prove therapeutic! Better yet, you could even bookmark this post and save it for a later date when your sister’s kids come over or something (now that’s a plan). No wonder those little bundles-of-joy always call you their cool aunt. More

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    We all need some true love

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    Before zoning in on Africa, I need to start today’s article by saying: (sigh) True love… Glen Frey sang about it! Don Williams too, and even Coldplay back in 2014 before we ever knew what 2020 had in store for us. Who knew 2020 would bring masks! Lots of face masks… and a shortage of tissues, remember that (another sigh)… The “first world” can be funny at times. In all this chaos, we have no shortage of songs titled “True Love”. Nevertheless we got a new one today! It’s 100% African and its on fire! We all need some true love. Yes, even you! More

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    Three unsung African Queens

    Welcome back to this weekly article called “Three unsung African Queens” it is a Visually African original blog concept where we bring you 3 female African musical queens that the world needs to pay more attention to. During the week, this blog provides you with a random assortment of feel-good posts and topics. But on Sundays we drop the random goodness and give you this weekly/ consistent article. More

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    Fun with African flags

    This is yet another weekly-weekend article I like to call “I am not Sheldon Cooper”. Every Saturday, Visually African brings you this post called Fun with African flags. It’s a place where I take an African flag and mash-it-up together with flags from all over the world. Just for fun! If you have ever wondered how international flags would look if they were “Africanised”… then every Saturday, this is the place to be. More

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    Chin-up songs for immigrants

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    A very short playlist for aliens like myself. Most people will never know what it feels like to leave one’s own country of birth. For good. Luckily we have artists out there that aim to bring to light, some of your struggles, hopes and dreams as a citizen of this planet. More

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    African-owned comic projects that you can access and support via Patreon

    On Kugali’s website, they have a lot of free and paid-for comic books. African-made comic books! In their vast library, it won’t be long before you quickly stumble upon their multinational African Anthologies! These 200-paged Anthologies which come in two editions: Standard and Raki are a must-have. The Raki edition features comic stories for the more mature audience, whilst the Standard one aims to carter for all ages. All in all, you have four 200-paged Anthologies waiting for you. That’s two Standard volumes and two Raki ones. In my opinion, the only way… More

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    How to cook your rice the African way

    When my heading said, “How to cook your rice the African way” I’m specifically talking about West Africa. Those brothers and sisters of mine up there, really know how to do rice properly. Think; Mali, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, and Cameroon. If by now you have not yet tried jollof rice, then you’re in for a treat… More

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    Zimbabwe desperately needed a hero

    Good news vana vevhu (a Zimbabwean phrase which means: children of the soil.. though at times it feels more like children of great toil), finally the cries of a nation with 16 official languages, have now been heard. Everybody knows that Zimbabwe desperately needed a hero! Everybody knows that the Avengers gang mostly concentrate their “world-saving” efforts within New York State and fictional African locations like Wakanda. This means the rest of planet earth needs its own heroes. Kids in Uzumbamarambapfungwe district also need a hero, the same goes for the people hanging around… More

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    Full Lyrics ♥ ENG Translation
    (Comme ça by Salatiel ft Daphne)

    Brace yourself! This visually hot, Cameroonian song was sung by Salatiel and it’s called Comme ça (which translates to “Like that”) – according to a guy I met on the internet. This amazing African video is originally in French, but I did us all the courtesy of providing the English translation below. So that you won’t have to climb into your attics and blow some dust off those “French-for-beginners books” that you impulsively bought back in college. No, Elizabeth! That ship has sailed, just… More