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Alas, Africa Now Has Its Own #SaltBae

This Kenyan internet comedian takes the #SaltBae trend and gives it an African twist.

Over the past four days or so, the internet has gone wild over Turkish chef and restaurant owner, Nusret Gökçe, as he takes thirst trapping to a whole other level with meat, salt and his killer knife skills.


As you take a look below, you'll ask yourself a couple of times, "What the hell did I just watch?"

Ottoman steak ?

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But because the Internet, the chef's videos went viral under #SaltBae, and different online communities began to make their own hilarious memes out of his numerous videos—but this one by self-proclaimed "future movie star" from Kenya, Seth Gor, takes the cake.

Not only does he show off how he works an avocado, he makes it known that he's Africa's own #SaltBae.

As you're reading this, the video is spreading like wildfire, and African Twitter can't get enough of this parody:

Sigh. I love us.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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