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We publish stories from real people who have real life experience across the continent. Our goal is to help you stay smart about real life in Africa so that you can form a factual opinion rather than trust only what you see in western outlets about the continent.

Get the latest news on African culture and find out how it is evolving across the continent with the Top10 Lifestyle news distributed weekly to your inbox.

Africa is many things to many people on a continent of more than a billion people. Be smart about the history and entertainment coming out of the continent. We describe Africa with deep respect for the thousands of years of rich history on this vast continent.

Our goal is to help you stay smart about the culture in Africa so that you can form factual opinions rather than trust only what you see in western outlets about the continent. We work to provide you with the information you need to be smart about African culture.

We deliver lifestyle news in multiple formats including photos, infographics, exclusive stories, interviews, video stories, audio podcasts, and traditional articles from writers and contributors across the continent.

Real Life in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In the heart of Ethiopia is the most historically successful city for African unity, human consciousness and development - Addis Ababa. During the rule of...

Real Life in Rabat, Morocco

"Rabat is my hometown- it is the city in which I feel at ease and happy." In North Africa, living in a capital city means...

Real Life in Accra, Ghana That You Must Know About

No Man's Land Many people born and raised in Accra have parents who migrated from their respective towns and villages to settle in Accra in...

Real Life in Cape Town, South Africa

How pursuing your dreams (and passions) can have a positive impact on society. Living in one of the most collaborative, culturally unique cities in the...

Real Life in Gaborone, Botswana

Authentic people representing the greater number of us out there, the little nuts and bolts in the big wheel of what is the real...

Real Life in Lusaka, Zambia

Real Life in one of the fastest growing cities of Southern Africa When the sun starts to rise, the city stirs; a lone bus meanders...

Real Life in Lagos, Nigeria

The Popular Story, The Real Story, and The Other Story “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest...

Real Life in Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja became a city which has helped shape my life so I can work harder and smarter if only I want to live in...

Casablanca, Morocco

A large metropolis of 4 million inhabitants,the economic and financial capital of Morocco, a more modern city where thousands of foreigners come from all...

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