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African Twitter Is Still Making Our Stomachs Hurt in Laughter with #IfAfricaWasASchool

Another hilarious take on the complexities of the continent courtesy of African Twitter.

African Twitter is back at it again with the ever trending #IfAfricaWasASchool hashtag, where we get the lowdown on the complex and hilarious dynamics of the continent, but this time in a school setting (remember #IfAfricaWasABar?).


This fluid exchange is still flooding Twitter with witty tweets commenting on Africa’s (old) leaders, colonization, tensions between certain countries and the never ending Jollof Wars, to name a few. And further, this is just another example of how the youth from the continent and in the diaspora can flip the truth (i.e. the challenges, pain and struggle) and turn it into what we’re all laughing and talking about until the day’s end (and maybe even until tomorrow).

It was too tough to narrow down our favorites, but have a look at what made our stomachs hurt in laughter below:

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Image by Gareth Jacobs.

A Tribute to Dr Sindi: South Africa's Duchess of Healing, Love and Kindness

The most sincere way to honour Dr Sindi van Zyl's legacy is to pay her kindness forward in exactly the way she did.

South Africans were recently reminded, yet again, of just how much the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to rob us of our loved ones. Dr Sindi van Zyl, beloved medical doctor, social media darling and Kaya FM radio host, succumbed to COVID-19 complications on April 10 after battling the disease for two months in hospital. And while South Africans, and some of her favourite brands, had collectively rallied to raise funds for Dr Sind's medical costs, the outcome was everything we hoped it would not be.

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