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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:

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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