The Afro-Diaspora Guide to Surviving America’s 45th President
Are you an African immigrant worried about Trump? Here are 4 tips for surviving and perhaps even thriving these tyrannical times.
Family Seeks Answers in Police Shooting of Young Ethiopian Man in Los Angeles
28-year-old, Ethiopian engineer, Zelalem Eshetu Ewnetu was shot and killed by police officers in Los Angeles last week.
The Stories You Need to Know
Get your daily fix of what’s hot on the continent and the diaspora.
Afropreneurs: This Company Is Introducing Ethiopia to the Ease of Food Delivery
We speak to the founder of Deliver Addis on the challenges the company has faced as Ethiopia’s first food delivery service.
This Horrific Video of an Ethiopian Domestic Worker Falling in Kuwait Must Prompt Change
This video is one more reminder that African and Asian domestic workers in the Middle East are subject to unimaginable abuses at the hands of employers.
A Film About Japan’s First Black Samurai Is Currently In Development
Lionsgate is developing a new action-drama film based on the story of Yasuke, the first black samurai.
11 Samples From ‘Éthiopiques’: A Brief History of Ethio-Jazz Cultural Exchange
11 songs that sample from the golden age of Ethiopian jazz featuring Mulatu Astatke, Nas, K’naan, Madlib, Jay Z and more.
Before They Were Famous: Watch This Rare Clip of The Weeknd at an Early Studio Session
A recently unearthed clip shows The Weeknd during his earlier days.
OkayAfrica’s 100 Women
OkayAfrica’s 100 Women is our first annual look at the women making an impact on the African continent and in the diaspora. From the biggest names in culture to young up-and-comers, we’ve got ’em.
Chinese Open New Railway from Djibouti to Ethiopia
A Chinese-funded transnational rail line is now running from Djibouti City to Addis Abba.
This Ethiopian Woman Just Shattered A Long-Distance Running Record
Ethiopian runner, Genzebe Dibaba ran the fastest 2000m ever last night at Spain’s Miting International de Catalunya. This is her sixth world record.
Bob Marley In Africa
A brief history of Bob Marley’s time in Africa.
Wanna Hear Grime Verses Over Afrobeat Tracks? This ‘Afrogrime’ EP Has You Covered
French producer Ozferti mixes classic UK grime bars from with Nigerian afrobeat on his ‘Afrogrime’ EP.